Inspired by Matt Logue’s Empty LA photography, Ross Ching created a short time lapse video in which he imagines LA where all the cars have disappeared.
How did he do it?
I already know what you’re thinking, so don’t send me an email asking me just yet. The secret all lies in the power of masking. If you take a series of photos of, for example, a freeway, there’s more than likely going to be places where the cars aren’t in the exact same spot.So if you layer 10 or so images over each other in Photoshop, you can edit out all the parts where the cars aren’t. It also helps to take the shot when traffic is really light. After that, you end up with a shot like this.