ubassman.nyc’s timelapse

Brooklyn Bridge seen from Pebble Beach

Streetlife NYC

A compilation of timelapse clips that I shot in NYC over the past year or so. Focus on people, transport and events in New York City.

I’ve spent my entire life living in New York City (over six decades now). It has an energy that is unmatched. It can also be a bit scary at times. Over the years I have seen both sides. This timelapse video is a compilation of various clips that I’ve shot around the city over the past year or so.

Some of the locations include: Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, and the High Line. See if you can identify others and leave a comment.

Health issues have prevented me getting out and shooting recently. I’m on the mend now and planning to explore more of my hometown. Have a look and I hope you enjoy.

Brooklyn Bridge Deforum Render

Back in 2021 I created a day-to-night timelapse video of the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan. On that day I was participating in a timelapse workshop given by Emeric Le Bars and Brian Youchak.

More recently I’ve been experimenting with AI image creation using Stable Diffusion. I decided to try processing my timelape clips using SD. The Brooklyn timelapse was processed through Stable Diffusion running on Automatic1111. The Deforum extension and Controlnet was used to read each frame of the original timelapse and output rendered PNG files. These PNGs were then upscaled to 4k and then ffmpeg was used to create a video file.

Final Cut Pro X was used to combine the original timelapse clip with the Deforum render into a final video. Questions and comments are welcome. FYI – this is the first 4k video I’ve posted to Youtube.

Red Steps

Red Steps in Times Square

I was in Times Square a few weeks ago and shot a timelapse from the Red Steps near the TKTS booth. I had tried to do this a couple of times before but the steps were always closed for some reason. Tourists are back in NYC and it was very busy.

Shot using a Nikon Z 6ii with Nikkor 14-30 f/4 AF lens. A two second interval was used. NYC was experiencing some haziness that day because of the wild fires in Canada. Haziness that day was not as bad as some days in the previous weeks.