Philip Bloom films Dubai’s desert and ocean-front cityscapes for this timelapse.

I don’t know why, but I never tire of watching awesome timelapses. Seeing landscapes as they change in high speed before my eyes amazes me. The sun moves across the sky, casting shadows that creep along the ground, then disappear as the sun sets. The sky turns from blue to yellow to orange, red, purple and black. City lights blink. Cranes twist and turn. Cars become laser beams of light streaking across the screen.

Video created by: Philip Bloom