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Cityscape Chicago is a personal timelapse piece consisting of over 30,000 still photographs shot on the Canon 5D Mark III incrementally between July and October 2012 around downtown Chicago, Illinois.
The inspiration of this piece was my fascination with the city of Chicago, particularly at night. For me, there has always been a mysterious sort of feeling to Chicago at night, so I decided to explore and capture it.
Special thanks to Kessler Crane for the motion control equipment used in the making of this video. KesslerCrane.com
This video illustrates six different stacking modes of the Advanced Stacker PLUS. The individual frames are animated in the upper left while each of the stack results are shown in different windows.
Note how things like the airplane trail and the sky brightness change differently for each stacking mode.
Also, the images on the right half are using the "Foreground Masking" option. The foreground being used is from the single frame in which the tree is lit. That foreground frame coresponds to the "flash" you see in the original.
The timelapse/compositing was created using Photoshop CC while all of the frames were created using Advanced Stacker PLUS version 14.