San Diego traffic, organized by color

Cy Kuckenbaker's Midday Traffic Time Collapsed and Reorganized by Color edits together footage of four minutes' worth of traffic shot from San Diego's Washington Street bridge, grouping the cars that passed by color. It's got a gorgeous surreality to it, as though the drivers had grouped by color for some sort of parade. Also, I learned that if you want to stand out in San Diego, you should drive a yellow car.

The source footage for this video is a 4-minute shot from the Washington Street bridge above State Route 163 in San Diego captured at 2:39pm Oct 1, 2013. My aim is to reveal the color palette and color preferences of contemporary San Diego drivers in addition to traffic patterns and volumes. There are no CG elements, these are all real cars that have been removed from one sample and reorganized.

Midday Traffic Time Collapsed and Reorganized by Color: San Diego Study #3

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  1. So sad. It took a full minute of the 1:37 video to see color at all.

    Don't blame me. My car is two-tone green.

  2. deedub says:

    Yeah, cars pretty much only come in black, white, grey, and maroon anymore. It's somewhat depressing.

  3. Years ago, before they put the giant parking garage in, I went to Disneyland. The parking lot attendants must have been bored that day, because when we got out of our car we were surrounded by other people looking around in confusion: the attendants had decided to park cars by color. We were in the middle of a sea of white vehicles.

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