NightFall by Colin Rich

Whoa. Colin Rich‘s second time-lapse portrait of Los Angeles is pure visual joy. Following on the heels of Rich’s hugely popular “L.A. Light” video, “NightFall” manages to surpass it and then some.

“I wanted this to be a tour de force,” he told the LA Times. “I wanted the camera to feel like it’s pulling you through the city, and channeling that energy transfer of day to night.”

Mission accomplished.

Even if the city’s expanse of light signifies urban sprawl and pervasive pollution (it does), this is a beautiful portrait of place.