It's been an incredible year for timelapse, with creative and technological boundaries pushed to their farthest limits by photographers and filmmakers alike. We even took part here at Triggertrap by bringing a group of photographers together to create the biggest single-day, single-location crowdsourced timelapse ever - called LapseLondon. All the while, photographers from around the world have been submitting their very best work to Primelapse, our global timelapse database. Let's take a look at some of the greatest and most exciting timelapses that joined the global Primelapse collection this year.
Barcelona GO! from Rob Whitworth on Vimeo.
Probably our favourite Primelapse submission of the year, Barcelona GO! is mind-bending hyperlapse genius. You've never seen a timelapse film quite like this one.
NORDIC LIGHT by Peter Lydén from Peter Lydén on Vimeo.
With an eye for subtle movement in the frame and a real knack for creating silky smooth motion timelapse clips, Nordic Light is a pleasure to watch again and again.
Hong Kong Timelapse
Hongkong Timelapse from MKtimelapse on Vimeo.
An exciting portrait of one of the most fast-paced and densely populated cities in the world.
Time Capsule of Zakynthos
With incredibly inviting seaside scenes and some of the best star trail footage we've seen all year, Zakynthos seems like a pretty dreamy location for filming timelapses.
Los Angeles Time-Lapse – TimeLAX 03 – Supermoon
Los Angeles Time-Lapse - TimeLAX 03 - Supermoon from iVideoMaking on Vimeo.
A larger than life super moon, unlike you've ever seen before, looms over downtown LA tonight.
Cruise Ship timelapse – Extension of Balmoral at Blohm+Voss
A rather well shot timelapse of an already enormous cruise ship being made even more giant. Simple, but epic.
Rotting Fruits Timelapse - Enik Music Video from TEMPONAUT on Vimeo.
A timelapse so gross I bet you couldn't look away if you tried. Fruit ageing in high def is weirdly fascinating to watch.
From offshore lightning storms to controlled bush fire, this is a great little documentary on life in Australia's Northern Territories.
2014 Singapore Timelapse / Hyperlapse
2014 Singapore Timelapse / Hyperlapse from pettypoh on Vimeo.
A colour-rich depiction of the city at night, with brilliant motion and hyperlapse action to boot!
The American Southwest – Trailer
The American Southwest - Trailer from Tommaso Maiocchi on Vimeo.
With unique perspectives on those well-known wild west landscapes, this trailer definitely left us eager to see more!
If this has whet your appetite and you'd like to see more from the world of timelapse, Primelapse has well over 4,500 timelapse videos from a total of 150 countries around the world. So why not go exploring? If you'd like to add your own contribution to the collection - and please do - you can submit it here.