Here's a short time-lapse video I've made of a drop-dead gorgeous sunrise in Galveston, Texas.
The video is comprised of about 285 separate pictures, each taken just a few seconds apart.
To capture the sunrise I mounted my camera (Nikon D300 with a 12-24mm lens) on a tripod and attached a Nikon MC-36 Multi-Function Remote. I set the remote to shoot a picture every 4 seconds and then just stood back to watch the camera fire away. I then used Apple's iMovie to stitch the photos together.