Sunday, March 11, 2007

winter into spring

Before I left Chicago I fell into the habit of taking a picture of the streetcorner outside our apartment each morning before I went to work. I collected 118 images from February 9 through July 4, 2006 (meaning there were 28 days that I forgot, or was out of town). Here they are wrapped into a short movie.



The pictures aren't perfectly aligned (although I might try to make panotools do the alignment someday...) but it's still kind of neat to see the slow change of the seasons and the way the light changes from day to day. Still, it seems like it needs a soundtrack somehow -- although YouTube would probably nix that eventually. George Winston seems an obvious choice, but I was also thinking Mos Def's "May-December" would work nicely. Any other thoughts?

(For the record, I got this idea from watching Paul Auster and Wayne Wang's charmingly unusual film Smoke). Enjoy!

6 comments:

Jackie said...

Nice. Nostalgia-wise, though, what really got me was the one frame where all the cars on your side of the street were gone, presumably due to street cleaning. ;)

Tim said...

Hey Jackie,

Ah yes, the street cleaning - because parking in Hyde Park isn't hard enough. Now that I watch it again, that SYSCO truck sure was hanging around a lot too...

Anonymous said...

Very Cool...

Keith said...

SYSCO... Trystero... hmm

Karen said...

This made me smile. I was always looking for the changing light.
Quite marvelous on the ordinary.
Mom

Tim said...

Hey Keith - oh man, now you're making me paranoid...

Hi Mom and Anon - glad you liked it. It was fun to create and fairly easy to stitch together and put online.