Photographer's stunning timelapse videos

Riley Baker
Riley Baker
A talented Dunedin photographer who died after a motorcycle accident at the weekend had shared his vision of the city in a series of timelapse videos.

Riley Baker (26) was critically injured in a crash with a car on State Highway 1, near the Shag Point turnoff between Palmerston and Moeraki, about 4.30pm on Saturday.

He was airlifted to Dunedin Hospital after the crash and died there yesterday morning.

Mr Baker, a computer technician, won the 2016 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition Photographer of the Year, beating nearly 2000 entries.

A member of the Dunedin Camera Club, he was described by a fellow member as likeable, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and humble.

This timelapse of four hours in the working life of Port Chalmers was shot from the viewing platform at the lookout above the port. Riley said he consumed about a litre of coffee while filming this.


Riley captured this clip of the sun coming up over the Pacific Ocean to start another Dunedin day.


This day in the life of the city was shot from the corner of Maitland and Stafford Sts - about 13 of hours of footage was capured with 1400 photos taken at 30 sec intervals.



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