Time-lapse Journey of Chicago

Time-lapse Journey of Chicago

Urban landscape and Unique architecture create this amazing city. 

Time-lapse journey of Chicago

This time-lapse journey throughout Chicago took over 8 months to shoot and collect clips. The whole project required a lot of sacrifice and time. My goal was to capture some of the cities well known events like St. Patrick's Day "river dyeing green", Air and Water Show, Navy Pier fireworks, Bridge lift and boat run, sunrise under the "Cloud Gate", three times full moon during summer time, new ferries wheel, NHL Draft Town etc.

There is much more going on in the city and it's impossible for me to capture all, but that is the beauty of it. Thankfully I was able to discover some nice places with beautiful views of the city's skyline thanks to very nice people working in all locations I had plans to take pictures from.

Down the road someone asked me if I'm not scared to shoot pictures at night. Now I can say it was a little scary in some places, but overall Windy City is surrounded by helpful and kind people so, I did not run into any problems. The biggest challenge wasn't freezing weather, snow, rain or super hot summer. The biggest challenge was managing my time between family and a full-time job, which was a hard task and sometimes I felt like I was losing out on something. The journey has not been easy but the sacrifice paid off and I'm very proud of the final outcome.


Details of the project

Another big thing always is to find the right music. With so many websites to go through and all kinds of music I finally chose this fast and refreshing sound by Top_Red_Music "Orchestra". Licensed through Envato Market.

I shot over 250 clips for this project with over 65K stills and number of hours post-processing. Welcomed in many places, kicked out from one:), after a few parking tickets, countless parking fees, miles on the foot with heavy bag I finally introduce you to URBANIQUE CHICAGO

Chicago is a very welcoming city and I would like to send a special thanks to Sheraton Chicago, London House Chicago, Continental Hotel Chicago, Holiday Inn Chicago, Very nice lady at the top of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, Wyndham Chicago and many, many more.


Shot with Canon 5D Mark III. Manfrotto tripods. Edited in Sony Movie Studio 13, Lightroom 5, After Effects. Day to Night sequences done with Promote Control

  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM

  • Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM


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