When Timelapsers Collide

A fellow timelapse documentarian posted his amazing 5,000-photo compilation of the second CicLAvia last Sunday (done on foot from downtown to East Hollywood), and if you haven’t checked it out you totally should:

I watched it through after I got home that night, but totally missed that I made it into the sequence near the end, like so from a screen capture (that’s me on the bike, having stopped to see why my friend Stephen Box was involved in an animated discussion with some LAPD officers about the dangerous manner city personnel elected to reopen the streets to vehicular traffic; click it for the bigger picture):

It wasn’t until my friend Elson posted a comment to the video’s YouTube page alerting me to my presence at the 5:03 mark, that it dawned  on me my own bike-mounted rear-facing cam was still snapping away. Low and behold, I searched through the files and found a frame taken of  him at pretty much the same moment as the one he took of me (click it for the bigger picture):

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."