Japanese plant timelapses are a bit creepy oddly fascinating

first_imgIf you’ve ever watched a nature video you’ll know that one of the most popular uses for time-lapse photography is displaying the growth of plants. After all, what time-lapses do best is get something very slow, even imperceptibly slow, and speed them up so that we we can observe changes.The growth of plants–something that we know happens, but does so at a rate that is too slow for us to appreciate–has an almost magical effect in time-lapse but it turns out that it can be as creepy as it is interesting. The video above of a blossoming chrysanthemum is from the Action Plant series, which covers the flora of Japan’s Kōchi prefecture. The videos of the plants are incredible, but the black backgrounds and discordant music give them an eerie feeling, as it something preternatural was going on.AdChoices广告Here is the oddest of the bunch, the snake gourd flower:And, still cool but less creepy, the soy bean:Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t watch these without thinking they were shot for laser disc.ODAKATOSHIO’s channel via Pink Tentaclelast_img read more