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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
A panoramic photograph created by compositing an entire 30-hour shoot at Sunnio in Greece. Photographer Chris Kotsiopoloulos stitched hundreds of separate images together to represent an entire rotation of the earth.
Link to a similar higher res version.
Related: Polar Panoramas.
Another Flickr user Tiemen Rapati has since downloaded 500 of clickflashwhirr’s photos and merged them to create the dreamy composite above.