My first ever time lapse video, shot for the Gizmodo Video Contest.
I shot this time lapse with my Canon T1i and 18-200mm IS Lens (at 18mm). I went to Shanghai for the Chinese New Year and forgot my tripod, so I used a bookshelf and books to balance the camera. The view is looking out my hotel room towards the Pudong area of Shanghai. The shots are 7 seconds apart over about 2 1/2 hours. The real time is from about 17:00 to 19:30. I don't have an intervelometer so I used my laptop and canon software to control the shooting.
I put the time lapse together in Adobe After Effects CS5. It's a total of 1350 images, shown at 30fps.
Music: Tchaikovsky Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy performed by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/