Nearly every photographer can relate a story about the magic they felt they were witnessing when they first waved a piece of photo paper in a tray of chemicals and watched as an image slowly emerged under the red darkroom lights.

For me, timelapse is kind of like that. You set up your camera, shoot for an hour, then later, when the frames are turned into a movie, you watch in amazement as clouds shoot whisk across the sky, people zip around at a breakneck pace, and the restrictions of time melt away.

I made this timelapse video over the course of an entire day at the 100th California Rodeo Salinas, starting before dawn and ending after dusk with the nightly fireworks show.

The video represents at least 5,000 frames shot and many hours of work.

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