See the Unseen: a Quebec Time-Lapse

Everyone has a story to share from 2020, and this mine:
I’m driven by the passion to create images that tell stories. Photography can be described as the recording of a single moment frozen within a fraction of time.

Each moment, or photograph, represents a tangible piece of our memories as time passes; but what if you could capture more than one moment in a photograph?

Capturing the Montréal Skyline

During these unprecedented times I’ve created a project called “See The Unseen” and I believe this is going to change the way you look at sunrises and sunsets.

Using the sun as a guide, I seamlessly blend those magical moments into a single photo sequence, visualizing our conscious journey with time.

I can take you to Quebec City for a view from Le Château Frontenac and I can also show you the early morning pink clouds along the Saint Lawrence River, and simultaneously, I can show you the Montreal skyline shifting from day to night. And in between, I can show you that unique moment when fog dances around the Percé Rock in Gaspésie.

The Percé Rock is a huge sheer rock formation in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence on the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in Québec, Canada

The time-lapse photography technique allows me to witness changes in our world that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to see. A time-lapse photo sequence presents time in a way that it reveals changes and details that you can’t see with the naked eye.

I’m a relentless collector of magical moments and the thing that drives my passion is the fear of just missing one of them.

I’ve learned many extraordinary things while working on this project, of which the three most important are: patience, resilience and living in the now.

During this journey I’ve made new friends that kindly opened their places for me to capture some of the most incredible moments I’ve ever witnessed.

The HMCS Onondaga (S73) is an Oberon-class submarine that served in the Royal Canadian Navy and later the Canadian Forces.
The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, formerly and commonly referred to as the Château Frontenac, is a historic hotel in Québec City, Québec, Canada.
Two cameras capturing the sunset.

Only DSLR cameras were used to produce this video.

Thanks to hotelmonville.com, hotelbonaventure.com, fairmont.com/frontenac-quebec and instagram.com/ralphgmworks/ for all your help. It means a lot!

Randy.

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