25 Outstanding Long Exposure Photographs :: Digital Photo Secrets

25 Outstanding Long Exposure Photographs

by David Peterson 3 comments

Long exposures: they aren't just for low light anymore. You can get some great daytime long exposure shots, too, as long as you have the right equipment and the skill necessary to visualize your photograph before you actually release the shutter. Following are some great examples of long exposure photos taken both during the day and at night. These and other long exposure photographs will give you a pretty good idea of what you can do with a little know-how and a tripod.


[ Top image Meteor by Flickr user vulture labs]

  • Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
  • 400
  • f/4.0
  • 2.5
  • 24 mm

A display of Fireworks 2007 by Flickr user Spice ♥ Trying to Catch Up!

  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 100
  • f/10.0
  • 119
  • 24 mm

Lighthouse - Point Lowly by Flickr user -yury-

  • Nikon D800
  • 100
  • f/16.0
  • 20
  • 24 mm

Notre-Dame by Flickr user A.G. Photographe

  • Nikon D700
  • 200
  • f/10.0
  • 6
  • 16 mm

Take-off by Flickr user A.G. Photographe

  • Canon PowerShot A610
  • f/8.0
  • 0.5
  • 14.9 mm

advent Saturday in the heart of Munich by Flickr user SophieMuc

  • Canon EOS 300D Digital
  • 100
  • f/3.5
  • 2.5
  • 18 mm

The Climb (Inside Asinelli Tower), Bologna by Flickr user flatworldsedge


    minneapolis minnesota downtown night by Flickr user Dan Anderson.

    • Nikon D90
    • 200
    • f/11.0
    • 8
    • 17 mm

    Skógafoss by Flickr user @PAkDocK / www.pakdock.com

    • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • 50
    • f/22.0
    • 60
    • 20 mm

    Longy - Loch Tay by Flickr user angus clyne

    • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • 50
    • f/18.0
    • 10
    • 38 mm

    Oshairej Sunset by Flickr user A.alFoudry

    • Olympus E-3
    • 100
    • f/2.8
    • 60
    • 12 mm

    websters falls revisited by Flickr user paul bica

    • Canon EOS 40D
    • 100
    • f/11.0
    • 13
    • 17 mm

    Fall at Falling Water Falls by Flickr user clay.wells

    • Canon EOS 5D
    • 100
    • f/7.1
    • 300
    • 17 mm

    Star Trails - Barrenjoey Lighthouse by Night by Flickr user -yury-


    30 Seconds of Seattle by Flickr user moog55


    • Nikon D90
    • 200
    • f/8.0
    • 30
    • 10 mm

    The Cloud Making Machine by Flickr user Dave the Haligonian


    UAE - Evening at Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai by Flickr user © Lucie Debelkova / www.luciedebelkova.com


    • Nikon D700
    • 200
    • f/8.0
    • 658
    • 32 mm

    wheels keep on turning by Flickr user vulture labs

    • Nikon D700
    • 100
    • f/11.0
    • 598
    • 16 mm

    slow motion by Flickr user vulture labs

    • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    • 100
    • f/5.6
    • 78
    • 19 mm

    Delicate Arch [Explored 11/20/12 + Front Page] by Flickr user Eddie 11uisma

    • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • 50
    • f/11.0
    • 30
    • 18 mm

    Buachaille Etive Mhor by Flickr user angus clyne


      Tower Bridge Dolphin by Flickr user vulture labs

      • Nikon D700
      • 320
      • f/2.8
      • 30
      • 20 mm

      "Eruption Under the Stars" ~ Bromo Volcano ~ Indonesia ~ Night Photography ~ Nikon by Flickr user Dan Ballard Photography


      by Flickr user 風景獵人


      • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
      • 160
      • f/13.0
      • 0.8
      • 20 mm

      Sunset Clashach Cove by Flickr user angus clyne

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      Comments

      1. Seamus says:

        Sue, For moving water the normal recommendation is to use shutter priority, and some trial and error, with a tripod. It has worked for me in daylight. Overcast days can be best.

      2. sue says:

        I am visiting Iceland next month. Have purchased a Samyang 14 mm lens which has no filter thread to attach ND filters.

        I am wish to take long exposure of the sea shore + waterfalls.

        Please advise how to and any tips for the best outcome for silky water.

        I am not sure which is best to use manual mode or Aperture priority.

        thank you

        sue

      3. ajithaa says:

        Thanks for showing those awesome photographs...

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