Above: a view of a time-lapse construction project in London, framed by the unusual sky of October 16, 2017.
Besides the numerous practical benefits of regular interval capture, there is also the potential for time-lapse photography to isolate more extraordinary, ‘magical’ moments.
Previously we have reported on some of the ‘special photo moments’ captured by our own camera systems, including a collection of images featuring the rare and wonderful sight of rainbows appearing over construction sites across the UK.
Looking back at our image archives, we have collated another special series of images featuring another meteorological phenomenon that took place in October 2017.
Since referred to as ‘the day the sky turned red’, many parts of England reported to have experienced a strange red-yellow hue in the sky. Such an unusual, ‘apocalyptic’ aesthetic was apparently the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia that had hit Ireland and the west of Britain, which had dragged in tropical air and dust from the Sahara.
The phenomenon garnered much attention from news and social media outlets, with many photographs capturing the rather bizarre sight in various parts of both the West of England and further East, in London.
Here’s a selection of such images captured by our very own camera systems.