Kind of oxymoronic, yes? I was inspired to do this fromme-toyou on tumblr.
Instead of an instant of time, you capture a moment. Here’s my first shot:
To do this, I basically took a short (20 seconds or so) video, and opened it up in AfterEffects. I created freeze frames of each state of the lights and alternated the transparency to mimic the original video. I stabilized it by rotating and moving the freeze frames to match best I could, and masked out all the portion of the images that didn’t change. You can still see some unstable bits, but they are relegated to the lights themselves, instead of the entire image.
I’m looking forward to trying more of these types of experiments out!