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Day to Night in New York City

Photographer Stephen Wilkes aims to capture stunning cityscape’s and landmark sites’ transition from day to night in a single photograph. He creates a 2-D version of a time-lapse video by taking images for at least 10 hours. Wilkes then combines 30 to 50 photographs to create the ideal gradient. 

Below, we have compiled our favorite NYC shots. The results are stunning and ephemeral. We have seen thousands of photographs of Central Park and Times Square, but a few convey the concept of time and its natural effects on the majestic scenery.