Timelapse, animation and visualization from Robert Ellison. Some of my favorite videos are included below. Browse all timelapse posts or follow me on YouTube for more, and visit my photography collection.

I mostly focus on landscape and astrophotography but also enjoy abstract and data visualization projects. I have created time lapse videos for many years. I started out with computer tethered capture and hacked Canon PowerShot firmware. I now mostly work with Sony mirrorless, ND filters and various sliders and gimbals. I also sometimes scratch the itch with a GoPro or Insta 360.


More Bangalore

San Francisco Shoreline Timelapse

Road Trip Timelapse

Shenandoah Valley


Snowdonia Milky Way Time Lapse

Stars over Pinnacles

Sugarloaf Stars and Milky Way

Stars over Lake Tahoe

Timelapse of three Starlink Trains

One Year From West Portal

Three different projects made from a year of footage captured from a Nest Cam (DropCam) pointed out the back of my house:

West of West Portal

West Portal Mosaic Timelapse

West Portal Timelapse of Timelapses

Animation and Visualization

GDP, The Music Video

San Francisco Crime 2003 to 2021

Global Temperature Anomalies Animation, 1850 to 2018

San Francisco Street Tree Datalapse

Catfood Earth

Animations made using Catfood Earth:

4K One Year Global Cloud Timelapse

Catfood Earth 2019

Catfood WebCamSaver

Two compilations of timelapses made from webcams in the Catfood WebCamSaver database (there are hundreds of additional single webcam timelapses on my YouTube Channel):



Browse all timelapse posts on I Thought He Came With You.