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New Time Lapse Video Shows L.A.'s Not So Sleepy 'After Midnight'

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Los Angeles is a beautiful city, especially as seen as a series of light changes in time lapse video (we're suckers for it, obvs). So what about L.A.'s rep for being a city that goes to bed kind of early? Do our night lights tell another story?

Photographer Chris Pritchard is working on a project showcasing the city in the wee hours, and offers this tantalizing time lapse sneak peek in the form of a video called "After Midnight."

Pritchard explains how he ended up at Mt. Wilson (and over 50 other locations) shooting footage of L.A. over night:

[W]hen viewed from a more macro perspective, it is obvious that the city is still very much alive, pulsing with activity and lots of people moving around. During a recent shoot at Mt. Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains, I ended up staying fairly late and became enthralled with the level of activity in the city below. I made a number of subsequent trips back to see and capture more during the early morning hours. I was also lucky enough to catch the entire LA basin fogged in after 2:00am one night, resulting in the dark night sky making an appearance above the shrouded city.
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After Midnight from Chris Pritchard on Vimeo.