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LA based photographer Mike Kelley’s composites of air traffic taken at various airports around the world.

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Related: Landing Rush


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Konrad Wimmel Is In Town! – a joyful composite photoseries by German photographer  Jan Von Holleben who shoots his subjects from above as they pose sideways on the floor of his studio. I

It’s a technique that’s been well explored by the likes of Matej Pelijhan and others but Holleben – some of whose images feature up to 5000 individual photographs – takes it to a whole new L.S Lowry-esque level.


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Composites (each of which was painstaking assembled over three months like a reverse jigsaw puzzle) drawn from snippets of up to 70 photographs found in the US Library of Congress Archives by artist Jim Kazanjian. Sez he:

My current series is inspired by the classic horror literature of H.P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood and similar authors. I am intrigued with the narrative archetypes these writers utilize to transform the commonplace into something sinister and foreboding. In my work, I prefer to use these devices as a means to generate entry points for the viewer. I’m interested in occupying a space where the mundane intersects the strange, and the familiar becomes alien. In a sense, I am attempting to render the sublime.

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The year 2010 recorded in a composite image of 3,888 photographs taken by Erik Solheim from the window of his apartment in Oslo.

Solheim set up his Canon 400D to record one image every 30 minutes: 16,000 photographs  whittled down to 3,888 from each of which he extracted a one-pixel wide line, then composited the lot (from January on the left to December on the right) using a computer script.

Full sized image here.

The source imagery was later turned into a rolling gif by ReditorITwitchToo.


Continuing the composite timelapse theme are two images from photographer Dan Marker-Moore’s Time Slice series.

Thirty minutes of sunrise over LA taken from 60 photos and half an hour of moonrise taken from 11 photos.



A composite image derived from footage (above) of a giant, elbowed Magnapinna (Bigfin squid) filmed in 2007 by an ROV at a Shell oil drilling site two and a half kilometers below the Gulf of Mexico.

Once they learn to hover above ground, we’re all doomed.


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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has been watching the sun since the spring of 2010, observing the star’s rise toward solar maximum (the peak of activity in its 11 year cycle).

The video shows the last three years at a a rate of two frames per day. The apparent  increase and decrease in the sun’s size is due to the varying distance between it and the SDO spacecraft.

The top image shows a composite of 25 separate images from April 16, 2012, to April 15, 2013, revealing the most active regions  during this part of the solar cycle.


Photographer and professor of film, Cy Kuckenbaker’s composite video of five hours worth of landings at San Diego airport on Black Friday compressed into 30 seconds.

All planes were shot against a clear blue sky and chroma-keyed together against a cloudy sky background. All inspired, of course, by Ho-Yeol Ryu’s composite of take-offs at Hannover Airport (top pic)