The holiday season is a magical time when lights, candles, and Christmas carols light up everyone’s hearts. Most major western cities like Budapest are lit up marvelously for the holiday season, which gives experimental photographers the opportunity to play with the extraordinary effects that lights and long exposure can create!
Photographer Vincent Brady used time-lapse photography to reveal the beautiful luminous festivities of fireflies streaking through the darkness of the night. In these astonishing pictures, not only do we see these fireflies' bright lights, we also see their movement trails, which make them look like dancing cosmic flower petals.
Idaho-based photographer Lisa Wood turns what would be ordinary countryside pictures into gorgeous and richly-colored landscape series. Titled Art of Farmland, the series showcases photos that are enhanced using timelapse techniques and multiple exposures.
David Orias takes stunning long-exposure photos of the sea that you could easily confuse for paintings on canvas: the series, titled Waves, were shot in the early mornings at the beaches of Southern California, and the sunlight colors the pictures in a truly surreal and magical way.
Japanese photographer Yume Cyan has been taking these surreal shots of fireflies in the forests of Nagoya City, Japan, keeping the shutter of his Canon 5D Mark III open for about 30 seconds. The f/2.8 aperture made the closer fireflies blur into glowing circles.
What may look like a beautiful photoshop effect was actually created by throwing some high powered glow sticks into the waterfalls of California.
Thoughts in Time is a gorgeous black and white photo series by Swiss photographer Pierre Pellegrini who takes long exposure pictures of trees, most often bare and surrounded by fog.
Finland-based photographer Janne Parviainen had this mad idea of tracing entire rooms with one LED and now he has finally gotten started. He calls his new series "Light Topography" and believe it or not, all of his shots are straight from the camera.
Japanese photographer Yuki Karo goes to various places around Maniwa and Okayama Prefecture in Japan and uses long exposure to capture some stunning shots of gold fireflies. The results are just mind blowing! One may think that the artists has found a way to take photographs in his dreams.
When I started writing this article, I thought that long exposure photography was overdone to death, and that the hardest part would be selecting 25 best shots from thousands of incredibly good photos. Wrong! It may be overdone, but good shots are incredibly rare. So my advice to you (and even to myself) - don't...
There are probably no photographer left in the world who hasn’t tried to take the same old long exposure photo of car traffic at night. It has become so normal, that nobody ever bothered looking up in the sky…not until one guy did it and received all the glory for doing so. Photographer Terence Chang...