Ross Ching used Photoshop to digitally remove all of the pedestrians and moving cars from these time-lapses! Gizmodo writes:
His short, the first of a series called Empty America, shows every landmark from the Golden Gate Bridge to Fisherman’s Wharf to Lombard Street to Ghirardelli Square to the Bay Bridge, ‘wiped empty of tourists and traffic.
Caption from March, 1958, issue of LIFE. “On desk George Romney keeps prehistoric animals to remind him of favorite ‘big-car’ analogy. ‘Some dinosaurs had a 70-foot wheelbase and huge fuel consumption. The principal factor in their extinction was the fact that they got so big they were unable to live.’”