Bouderalt’s Timelapse ‘The City Limits’ feat. Zimmer’s ‘Time’ – Review


City in motion.

Dominic Bouderault‘s Timelapse ‘The City Limits’ showcases the contrast between the hustle and bustle of the big city compared to the slower and quieter pace of rural areas. Five different major cities in the United States and Canada were chosen to be used in the footage, with a relaxing classical music track “Time” by famous film composer Hans Zimmer. Bouderault’s time lapse presentation is so stunning it was even featured in MSNBC‘s photo blog in 2011 bringing together a majestic point of view of city sights and musical harmony.

During the night, cities light up with life, literally. Cars buzz down busy streets trying to rush to the latest restaurant or nightclub, buildings turn on all of their lights and together with the streetlights of the city is washed with a golden glow. Time is a nice paradox to the speed of the activity occurring in the footage; it allows the viewer to witness a previously undetected majesty and beauty in the pace of the city. Meanwhile, the rural landscape remains undisturbed and co-exists in perfect harmony with the starry heavens above. The city and the outskirts are quite different from each other–the city being loud and hurried, the outskirts quiet and pure. Zimmer’s Time, with its masterful and peaceful melody showcase the differences of both landscapes while unifying them using the display of their unique and beautiful qualities.

Both the video footage and the accompanying music track display something simply unique–two dissimilar mediums can coexist peacefully, whether or not they inhabit the same geographical area. Each may have their advantages and disadvantages, but in the grander scheme, while paired are lovely.

Think of both the Bouderalt’s photography and Zimmer’s Time as puzzle pieces: they are not the same shape, but fit together to create an overall astonishing portfolio.


Source Dominic Bouderalt

Timelapse, The City Limits
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • Spectacular

Review Summary:

Shot over a period of one year, this timelapse montage of imagery from Canada, New York, and Chicago featuring the music song "Time" by famous composer Hans Zimmer.

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