The big snap-ple! Stunning New York time lapse pictures taken on an iPhone

February 24, 2014 | by | 1 Comment

These spectacular photographs of New York city look like they were taken with a professional camera – but they were actually snapped with an iPhone.

NYC resident Kevin Lu, 32, creates stunning landscapes of the famous skyline with an everyday iPhone 4.

He also stitches hundreds of images together to create detailed time-lapse videos which bring the scenes to life.

A stunning shot of downtown New York in Autumn taken on an iPhone

A stunning shot of downtown New York in Autumn taken on an iPhone

Kevin said: “The iPhone is an incredibly capable device for making time lapse videos.

“Within its technical limitations, the mobile device can create compelling images and videos that are sometimes impossible to make even with a traditional camera set-up.

“And most importantly, everything from shooting, processing, to sharing can be quickly done right on the phone.”

One of the iconic road scenes from New York close to Times Square

One of the iconic road scenes from New York close to Times Square

Dozens of New York's famous yellow taxis

Dozens of New York’s famous yellow taxis

Kevin uses the (USD) 4.99  app TimeLapse to create his videos and posts the hypnotic results on Instagram.

The results are an incredible insight into the fast-paced and bustling metropolis.

Iconic yellow taxis can be seen racing through Times Square as thousands of tourists mill around.

 

A time lapse shot of Brooklyn Bridge that Kevin Lu took on his iPhone

A time lapse shot of Brooklyn Bridge that Kevin Lu took on his iPhone

Another stunning shot of the bridge

Another stunning shot of the bridge

The famous skyline shimmers as the sun goes down and the moon illuminates the Hudson river.

In other videos the sun is seen setting over the Brooklyn Bridge, and commuters swarm across the historic marble floor of Grand Central Station.

Kevin has written a master class on his website for budding film makers where he says the most important things are a tripod, a full battery and lots of patience.

Follow Kevin on Instagram: http://instagram.com/sweatengine

See more at Kevin’s website: http://frametasy.com/

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  1. Chris Tuttle says:

    It appears whoever wrote this article isn’t from NYC as many of the names and locations are wrong.

    Picture 1: “A stunning shot of downtown New York in Autumn taken on an iPhone” — This is not downtown, this is of the Time Warner Center, looking west from Central Park South in midtown.

    Picture 2: “One of the iconic road scenes from New York close to Times Square” – This is the famous 42nd Street.

    Picture 3: “Dozens of New York’s famous yellow taxis” at Columbus Circle

    Picture 4: Correct!

    Picture 5: “Another stunning shot of the bridge” – Incorrect! This is not the Brooklyn Bridge, this is the George Washington Bridge.

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