All photos courtesy of Richard Silver
In his "Time Slices" series, photographer Richard Silver captures the surreal ambience of the "blue hour" — the magical time between daylight and darkness — in a single image.
As an avid traveler, Silver has traveled to cities around the world to capture these time slices (as well as some mind-boggling vertical panoramas of cathedrals)!
To capture these images, Silver first chooses the location he wants to photograph and then does a preliminary "reconnaissance mission" to test out the best shooting vantage points so save time later. He then returns to the scene about 30 minutes before sunset and sets up his tripod and camera to shoot at regular intervals until the sun finally sets and twilight descends into inky darkness.
"I shoot with a Nikon D810 [...] and I use a wireless remote control to take the shots," Silver explains. "The wireless remote gives me the freedom to sit down or at least not be standing the whole time."
After he's captured the shots he needs, he splices 36 of the photos together into one final breathtaking image, like the one above of the Colosseum in Rome.
Continue below to see more of the iconic landmarks represented in the project. Silver hopes to one publish a book on this series, but in the meantime, check out more of his work on his website.
Milan Cathedral, Milan, Italy
Bird's Nest, Beijing
India Gate, New Delhi, India
Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
Tongariki, Easter Island
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Burj Khalifa, Dubai
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