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Barcelona in Motion

If you are wondering about making Barcelona a future holiday destination, or are nostalgic for your last visit here, or simply enjoy beautiful photography – boy, do I have a treat for you!

BARCELONA. MOTION TIMELAPSE from Alexandr Kravtsov on Vimeo.

The above is a beautiful video created as a  time lapse portrait, a genre that is well-deserving of its increasing popularity, of Barcelona. Its creator is a Belarus native named Alexandr Kravtsov, originally from another historic and beautiful city – Minsk. It took Alexandr three months to create the above video – a five minute video clip of Spain’s most popular holiday destination. Apparently, he made the video while staying with local Spanish friends he had met while on a recent project in Russia. He told The Local, “You can feel a real spirit of freedom and you can do whatever you want and get great feedback from around the world, because Barcelona is always in the spotlight” which is a really great way to describe this city.

The other Barcelona-philes of the world apparently agree: his video was selected as a Staff Pick by Vimeo, and has already been seen over 250,000 times. In terms of technology (and bear with me here, it’s all Greek to me) Kravtsov used his Canon 7D, a Tokina 11-16mm, a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L and a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L. In his own words, the process took “a broken camera, lost flash drive, nearly 100 subway rides, 24,000 photos, endless hours of post-production and rendering and 480GB of material.” I can’t even imagine how many pictures one needs to take up 480GB of memory, but I can say that it was definitely worth it. We hope you’ll enjoy this beautiful work of art as much as we did!