This is pretty awesome. The one-man graphics company Digital.Meals created a video of 30 sunrises in Seattle and Tacoma over 30 days, picking iconic locations such as Gas Works and Kerry parks, as well as more ordinary streetscapes. I’ve watched the video a few times now, and I’m reminded each time of what a beautiful place we live in (Yes, even during the rainy days).

Day 5. Sunrise over Alki Beach in Seattle.

Speaking of rain, on day 21 of the experiment there’s a transition from sunrises to … rain and clouds.

Photographer Blake Ashworth shot the scenes from May 11 to June 9, using a Timer Remote Control to take photos every four seconds. He put the time lapses together using After Effects, and sped and slowed the movement to sync with the music.

On some days, the 22-year-old Tacoma resident would wake up as early as 3 a.m. in order to make it to the location. He’d spend anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour gathering footage, depending upon “how amazing the scene was.”

“The hardest part of this experience was going to my full-time job right after the sunrise,” said Ashworth, adding photography can be “painful at times, but is totally worth it.”

The project reminds me a bit of the Midnight Lights video at CenturyLink Field, though in this case the light show just happens to be performed by mother nature. Here’s a look back at our post on Midnight Lights and the video.

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