Cheery Beach time-lapse Toronto

15,000 photos of Cherry Beach in four minutes

Earlier this week we shared an impressive time-lapse video of Toronto made for the Belarusian rock band, Lyapis Trubetskoy. It was pretty fantastic from a photographic standpoint, even if it wasn't so appealing to North American ears. Well, here's a rival to that video, one with equally impressive imagery and far more palatable music (by the Handsome Furs).

The work of Ben Lean (who goes by *Imperialis* on Flickr), the time-lapse is composed of a whopping 15,000 still photographs, all of which were taken in and around Cherry Beach this winter. We've actually already featured a couple of these in our photo of the day and other posts, so it's exciting to see the complete project. Time-lapses tend to work best with bustling subject matter like city streets and malls, but this effort proves an exception to that rule with its clever documentation of life along the waterfront. Having said that, my absolute favourite part comes at the 2:50 mark when the sun suddenly sets on the Toronto skyline. Just superb stuff. Check it out below.

Cherry Ice from Ben Lean on Vimeo.


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