I have returned from Spain and have done some more passing of 1 hour shots around Manchester, seeing as the weather is so sunny!
This one has worked quite well, the Library and Uni building provide a strong background, while the movement of people can be seen in the foreground. At first glance everything appears pretty normal until you see the person in the front left corner who changed position and looks interesting. I would have hoped for more of a crossover between each of the columns but it isn't going to work all the time as it is left to chance as I just take a photo every 5 minutes and hope for the best.
I think the location, weather and time of day play a huge factor in how the finished photo looks.There is hardly any change over the course of the hour these photos were taken, which was around lunchtime on a sunny weekday in Deansgate. When you know these facts it's not that surprising really, the pace of life moves a lot slower when you walk a short distance out of the centre to an affluent area with grass banks and waterways (almost a slice of countryside nestled in the urban centre). There was the occasional tram or train on the bridge and the odd walker with their dog, but apart from that it was a very quiet and relaxing area.
The only real change here can be found in the sky, everything else seems to be normal except for a few cars cut off and a very slight shift in some of the streetlight shadows. I was hoping to get more movement on the road but I have found that you need to have a subject cut off by the sides of the column for you to notice any change, and the closer you are to the subjects the more likely that this will happen because they make up a bigger proportion of the frame. Next time I will try and get closer to the action to see more of a crossover from the different photographs. It might also be nice to see how shadows are affected in one hour, making them the main focus - best to do it early or late on in the day she the sun moves more dramatically in one hour.