Through the magic of long-exposure photography, Missouri-based photographer Vincent Brady has captured the bright trails of light left behind by fireflies as they perform their nightly dances in the American Midwest. Fireflies have always captured our attention, especially as children, because they seem like stars that have come down to earth. Brady’s photographs, then, transform them into shooting stars.
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As important as the holidays are for celebrating with friends and family, they’re also a good opportunity for people to show off their creativity. And if you’re not into holiday crafts, try your hand at creating some incredible photographs like these people on Imgur and Reddit did!
You may think you’re looking at some beautiful paintings of the sea, but these are actually long exposure pictures, taken by David Orias! Santa Barbara-based photographer allows us to see the kind of water formations that we couldn’t otherwise: David takes his photos at the break of dawn, when the sunlight creates the most unbelievable color palette’s that look like paint strokes on canvas.
Japanese photographer Yume Cyan has spent the last month in the forests of Nagoya City, Japan, shooting some surreal long exposure photographs of fireflies. You can usually take such incredible photographs during the rainy seasons, from June to July, when fireflies mate after thunderstorms.
What may look like an example of Photoshop trickery was actually created by throwing some high powered glow sticks into the waterfalls of California. Using long exposure that would range from 30 seconds to 7 minutes, San Francisco-based photographers Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard transformed the waterfalls into nocturnal underwater rainbows.
Many photographers like to experiment with long exposure photography techniques, but an Australian Lincoln Harrison gives a new definition to the word “long”. A 37-year-old Victorian showcases a portfolio of mesmerizing long exposure star trail photography, with some of his photo shoots taking up to 15 hours. The photos are made at his personal favorite spot over Lake Eppalock, in the Australian outback. The star swirls is the result of the rotation of the Earth, and makes you think you’re witnessing the stars traveling across the sky.
Japanese photographer Yuki Karo goes to various places around Maniwa and Okayama Prefecture in Japan and uses long exposure to capture stunning shots of mating gold fireflies. The results are just mind blowing! One may think that Yuki Karo has found a way to take photographs in his dreams.
I always thought that long exposure photography was overdone to death and not even worth doing. That’s why I have never experimented with it much, but I still wanned to do a little research and make a collection of best Long Exposure Photography Examples. I soon found out that I was wrong. It may be overdone, but good shots are incredibly rare and hard to find (this could also be due to my lack of searching skills). So my advice to you (and even to myself) – don’t be turned off by the fact that everybody does it! Only few guys do it right.