A Stop-Motion Spectacle

Ever wonder what the flight from San Francisco to Paris really looks like from a window seat? Thanks to photographer "Boltron" (real name Nate Bolt; don’t you just love the Internet age?) now you can see for yourself. Mr. Bolt made a time-lapse video called "San Francisco to Paris in Two Minutes." He shot a photo every couple of miles between take off and landing—documenting exotic sites including a gorgeous starlit dance with the aurora borealis—and constructed a very unique video out of the thousands of frames. I find it amazing that he was able to set up his tripod and time-lapse rig without causing too much ruckus among flight crew and fellow passengers. Check out the video on YouTube, and see more of his time-lapse projects at his Beep Show Tumblr blog.

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