For all its drunken fun-in-the-sun debauchery, summer in New York can be a pretty eerie time of year. Black clouds swarm over gorgeous beach days and shatter into epic thunderstorms as if reminding relaxed sunbathers of weather’s awesome power. James Shanks’ timelapse of the Brooklyn Bridge over Memorial Day Weekend isn’t quite as zippy as some of the other ones we’ve posted–it’s shot at one frame every 30 seconds–but the slow speed allows us to see some of the nuances of a summer storm while still giving us the entire weekend in less than three minutes. The complete lack of sound or music only adds to the spookiness. Those ants down there are meek. Quiet. Helpless against the wrath of the skies.

Man. Manhattanhenge really got to me.