Long Exposures: Weekly Photography Challenge

Long Exposures: Weekly Photography Challenge

photo by MumbleyJoe - exposure: 114 sec

photo by MumbleyJoe - exposure: 114 sec

This week your photography challenge is to take and share a long exposure image.

There are a lot of different approaches to this type of photography (we’ll link to some suggestions below) so feel free to use any technique you wish whether it be super long exposures (perhaps of star trails) or just slowing things down a little to capture a little movement or perhaps you want to experiment with something like slow sync flash.

Suggested Reading/Examples of Long Exposure Photography

Once you’ve taken your ‘long exposure’ photos – choose your best 1-2, upload them to your favourite photo sharing site either share a link to them even better – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSLONGEXPOSURE to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Signs challenge – there were some very amusing shots submitted.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

Some Older Comments

  • Edward Penn June 28, 2013 02:38 pm

    Long exposure at night of wheel.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/64764468@N02/9153234671/' title='IMG_5060' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5456/9153234671_ed15f982f1.jpg']

  • Rishin January 13, 2012 03:32 pm

    Some great fireworks shot at long exposure with my Olympus E-520 tripod mount


  • HarveyA December 10, 2011 05:21 am

    Most recently attended a Star Circle Workshop at Alabama Hills in the Eastern Sierras. Here is a image from the night with a combined stack of 127 images.


  • Lynne Allan December 9, 2011 07:19 am

    Taken at the historic Pearl Brewery on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. Going back out tonight to try to get some shots of the holiday lights on the river. I am thinking this one needs a little more time or a larger aperture, but I am having fun figuring it out!

    Camera Nikon D7000
    Exposure 5
    Aperture f/8.0
    Focal Length 31 mm
    ISO Speed 200

  • Anna Armstrong May 2, 2011 06:58 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/french-disko/5673706002/' title='I swear this thing's about to tip over' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5104/5673706002_2d31fb36c8.jpg']

  • Adam Sheikh December 23, 2010 03:46 pm


  • Harun Basheer December 21, 2010 05:13 am


  • Harun Basheer December 21, 2010 05:07 am


  • Harun Basheer December 21, 2010 05:05 am


  • TLake55 December 21, 2010 02:18 am

    Taken on December 16, 2010 at 9.09am PST (edit)
    Posted to Flickr December 17, 2010 at 6.46AM PST (edit)

    Exif data
    Camera Canon EOS 7D
    Exposure 1.3
    Aperture f/20.0
    Focal Length 135 mm
    ISO Speed 800
    Exposure Bias 0 EV
    Flash Off, Did not fire

  • TLake55 December 21, 2010 02:14 am

    Taken on December 16, 2010 at 9.09am PST (edit)
    Posted to Flickr December 17, 2010 at 6.46AM PST (edit)

    Exif data
    Camera Canon EOS 7D
    Exposure 1.3
    Aperture f/20.0
    Focal Length 135 mm
    ISO Speed 800
    Exposure Bias 0 EV
    Flash Off, Did not fire

  • TLake55 December 21, 2010 02:05 am

    Date and Time (Original) 2010:12:16 09:09:39
    Camera Canon EOS 7D
    Exposure 1.3
    Aperture f/20.0
    Focal Length 135 mm
    ISO Speed 800
    Exposure Bias 0 EV
    Flash Off, Did not fire

  • nina001ca December 20, 2010 12:04 pm

    Hand held photo, taken in shopping mall parking lot.

  • Omar Nabil December 20, 2010 03:44 am

    30 sec EXPOSURE Photo, while waiting my wife!!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/omar_nabil/5273878995/' title='Waiting my love' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5044/5273878995_c1edbd6623.jpg']

    Shot on Canon EOS 7D , f/4 , Exposure time 30 sec. , ISO – 100 , Focal length 25mm..
    I’ve used my mobile flash to draw the light strokes during 30 sec.
    - Omar Nabil -

    Also this photo i’ve cooked while waiting her, really i was hungry!!!


    Shot on Canon EOS 7D , f/4 , Exposure time 30 sec. , ISO – 100 , Focal length 30mm..
    Shot in my kitchen i was trying to cook something, so after while I’ve decided to cook this photo.
    - Omar Nabil -

  • Omar Nabil December 20, 2010 03:32 am

    30 sec EXPOSURE Photo, while wiating my wife!!

    Shot on Canon EOS 7D , f/4 , Exposure time 30 sec. , ISO - 100 , Focal length 25mm..
    I've used my mobile flash to draw the light strokes during 30 sec.
    - Omar Nabil -
    Also this photo i've cooked while waiting her, really i was hungry!!!

    Shot on Canon EOS 7D , f/4 , Exposure time 30 sec. , ISO - 100 , Focal length 30mm..
    Shot in my kitchen i was trying to cook something, so after while I've decided to cook this photo.
    - Omar Nabil -

  • mark December 19, 2010 10:15 pm

    90 secs exposure, ND110 @ 6.45pm, full light
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/markfinley36/5272241025/' title='The narrows' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5126/5272241025_f496b250cb.jpg']

  • mark December 19, 2010 10:05 pm


  • Ben Lyttle December 19, 2010 01:28 am

    Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA
    ~ 1 minute exposure
    Canon EOS Rebel XT


  • Denise December 18, 2010 09:25 pm

    Long exposure of an Aikido instructor demonstrating rolls.


  • Ben December 18, 2010 05:28 am

    Cruising at night from Balcony

  • Bryan December 18, 2010 02:40 am

    New Westminster at night

  • Connie S. December 17, 2010 04:36 pm

    This photo was taken at Fort Point, San Francisco.
    Camera Canon PowerShot G11
    Exposure 3.2
    Aperture f/8.0
    Focal Length 25 mm
    ISO Speed 80

  • shella December 17, 2010 09:13 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/32028619@N06/5266834495/' title='DSC_0772' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5009/5266834495_e5134d8e31.jpg']

  • shella December 17, 2010 09:11 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/32028619@N06/5266831711/' title='DSC_0744' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5201/5266831711_4f13b439df_z.jpg']

  • Jessica December 17, 2010 07:51 am

    Here's mine! It was taken for an assignment for reflections, but I think it works here just as well. It was a 10 second exposure.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/34424240@N06/5266673213/' title='By the candlelight...' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5044/5266673213_698f9e29d3.jpg']

  • Karissa Lynne December 17, 2010 07:23 am

    Canon 5D Mark II
    Shot: Dec 12th 2010
    Exposure: 13
    Aperture: 22
    iso- 500
    A beautiful night in Houston Texas

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/karissa-lynne/5256389833/' title='Houston Bridge Color' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5289/5256389833_2de7bfb141.jpg']

  • JP December 17, 2010 05:56 am

    Spent some time out the other night while my son was at a party. (What better excuse than to stay out and do some night shots?) :-)
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimpallwitz/5258574977/' title='Tacoma Dome Bound' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5122/5258574977_9690e13b11.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimpallwitz/5259180716/' title='Downtown Tacoma' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5124/5259180716_acc60cbbcd.jpg']

  • mitesh December 17, 2010 02:38 am

    this is the best parrt about photography!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/22512117@N06/5113016361/' title='IMG_0275' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4091/5113016361_9b82febb7f.jpg']

  • Jason Earle December 17, 2010 02:21 am

    [eimg url='http://www.neolithicsea.co.uk/holmebankchertmine/content/images/large/SDIM8219.jpg' title='SDIM8219.jpg']

  • Maxim B. December 16, 2010 10:37 pm

    I always love to take pictures in the dark:

    [eimg url='http://photos.500px.com/260506/4' title='4']
    [eimg url='http://photos.500px.com/229896/4' title='4']

  • Rajiv December 16, 2010 06:40 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/46020242@N08/5265853990/' title='_DSC9868' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5167/5265853990_575fbc9153.jpg']

  • CASELAT December 16, 2010 08:26 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/caselat/5258834467/' title='3 Muddies' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5162/5258834467_a537d3554c.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/caselat/5259440800/' title='This time go to the light' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5003/5259440800_bfdc60489e.jpg']

  • FroBroJapan December 15, 2010 07:59 pm

    Sad tree:


    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/frobrojapan/5263275486/' title='sad tree' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5163/5263275486_1789111b3e.jpg']

  • R. Ishmael-Ramroop December 15, 2010 11:50 am

    This is my first long exposure...


  • Girc December 15, 2010 09:41 am

    30 sec at f/8.0 ISO 200

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/giraudc/5254570852/' title='Noches Serenas' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5245/5254570852_a99d508d06_z.jpg']


  • Bing December 15, 2010 09:15 am

    Here's two of mine that somehow didn't work in my previous comments.


  • Andrew December 15, 2010 07:50 am

    Here's mine – a 30 second exposure combined with painting with light:


  • Azuan December 15, 2010 02:47 am

  • thyas December 14, 2010 02:26 pm


  • thyas December 14, 2010 02:22 pm

    this is my first photo at night

  • Jake December 14, 2010 02:13 pm


  • Jake December 14, 2010 02:11 pm

    here is mine

  • tumitira365 December 14, 2010 09:11 am

    here is my share: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tumitira365/5136800503/in/set-72157625166523827/

  • Fred December 14, 2010 07:58 am


  • Willy December 14, 2010 07:40 am

  • Willem December 14, 2010 07:40 am

    F/14, 30 sec, ISO 250, 24mm
    Canon 5D Mark II with EF 24-70

  • Willy December 14, 2010 04:35 am

    I'm not aware what is the rule.
    Here's mine was taken last year

  • Dov Harrington December 14, 2010 02:37 am

  • Jeff E Jensen December 14, 2010 02:33 am

    Here's a link to a few I took yesterday:


  • David December 13, 2010 08:33 pm

    Darling Harbour (Sydney) yesterday night!
    20 sec.

  • Andrius December 13, 2010 07:08 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/51634798@N03/5218270924/' title='Weinachtsmarkt 1' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5281/5218270924_ae47e03e8b.jpg']

  • Ben December 13, 2010 06:59 pm

    A shot from my balcony onboard the Norwegian Epic this September.


  • Harvey December 13, 2010 03:07 pm

    Photo of light coming through slats in a barn with long exposure and camera movement. http://www.flickr.com/photos/metigoshi/5116757182/in/set-72157625243372826/

  • Harvey December 13, 2010 03:02 pm

    I love long exposures! http://www.flickr.com/photos/metigoshi/5116757182/in/set-72157625243372826/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/metigoshi/5116156617/in/set-72157625243372826/ The first photo is a long exposure with camera movement of light through slats in a barn. The 2nd photo is inside of a tunnel.

  • Brian December 13, 2010 03:00 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/justonemorepic/5256813024/' title='Deerfield Beach Pier At Night' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5169/5256813024_95d972c8c7.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/justonemorepic/5256784578/' title='Deerfield Beach Pier - Tight Crop' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5281/5256784578_ce3aff7887_z.jpg']

  • Harvey December 13, 2010 02:58 pm

    I love long exposures![eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/metigoshi/5116156617/' title='Tunnel.1.jpg' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1183/5116156617_45f6320d13.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/metigoshi/5116757182/' title='Barn_Slats.2.jpg' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1069/5116757182_eaf072275c.jpg'] The first image is a slow exposure through a tunnel and the 2nd image is the light coming thorough the slats in a barn with long exposure and camera movement.

  • Cari December 13, 2010 01:31 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/carimontilla/5256040495/' title='' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5282/5256040495_8d882fab71.jpg']

  • Cari December 13, 2010 01:30 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/carimontilla/5256652588/' title='' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5047/5256652588_76bd11c0cd.jpg']

  • Stephen J December 13, 2010 01:29 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jumpgoespresso/5059656056/' title='IMG_4780' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5059656056_4cf8d76bc9.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jumpgoespresso/4918995451/' title='IMG_4348.JPG' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4918995451_9913448d5d_b.jpg']

    Seattle at night

  • Gaby December 13, 2010 11:24 am

    Hi, i'm new to all these DSLR photography, just got my first camera 3 days ago, here's my take at long exposure photos


    Canon Rebel d1000
    Shutter: 5 s
    ISO: 100

  • Bing December 13, 2010 11:12 am

    and a third one here

  • Roxyt2010 December 13, 2010 08:49 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/51899782@N07/5254907689/' title='angel wings' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5129/5254907689_ce4a0bb42d.jpg']

  • Roxyt2010 December 13, 2010 08:47 am


  • David December 13, 2010 08:08 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidproesmans/5254854579/' title='Darling harbour by night' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5168/5254854579_c4ce0c9647.jpg']

  • David December 13, 2010 07:57 am

  • Gary Paakkonen December 13, 2010 07:43 am

    [url=http://www.garypaakkonen.com/Photography/Abstract-fartin-around/6988124_7XZoa#1123834903_LEqX8-A-LB][eimg url='http://www.garypaakkonen.com/Photography/Abstract-fartin-around/GPP410220101212/1123834903_LEqX8-M.jpg' title='1123834903_LEqX8-M.jpg'][/url]

    2 second exposure of my Christmas tree. Dec 12,2010
    Nikon D300s
    Nikkor 50/1.8 Prime
    Handheld, of course, moved in a 'Star of David' pattern
    f20 at ISO 200
    Available light

  • Idan Presser December 13, 2010 07:12 am

    here's a ~26 minutes long exposure (combined in Photoshop) of the first thunderstorm this winter, they are quite rare here in Israel, so as soon as I see lightning, I take out my tripod and remote to have a go at this amazing nature phenomenon…

  • Scott Wood December 13, 2010 06:14 am

    Kids at play

    [eimg url='http://www.scottwoodphotography.com/photos/1123638312_yaPyq-XL.jpg' title='1123638312_yaPyq-XL.jpg']

  • Mohammed Sheriff December 13, 2010 02:58 am

    [eimg url='http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n484/prmsheriff/DSC03370.jpg' title='DSC03370.jpg']

    [eimg url='http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n484/prmsheriff/DSC03305.jpg' title='DSC03305.jpg']

  • wes December 13, 2010 02:10 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/wes_shade/5254076215/' title='_DSC0327' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5203/5254076215_5a2130867b.jpg']

  • Giuseppe Pollara December 12, 2010 07:11 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/fentanil/3957707301/' title='Tokyo Lights' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2466/3957707301_ef03fe02d3.jpg']

  • Tuan December 12, 2010 06:09 pm

    stormy winter night in Wisconsin. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tuan_nguyen/5253155137/
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/tuan_nguyen/5253155137/' title='20101211-IMG_1217.jpg' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5166/5253155137_7ebf505995.jpg']

  • anthony c December 12, 2010 03:56 pm

    here's my version of pigeon point

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/12442123@N00/4305113054/' title='pigeon point lighthouse revisited' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4305113054_79179562c0.jpg']

    and another fun one from the goldwell museum, near death valley


  • Doc December 12, 2010 03:12 pm

    Doing some light drawing

  • sarah December 12, 2010 03:00 pm

    [eimg url='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rVy_JsUQDI4/TPy3qu7LElI/AAAAAAAAKWI/5TjIwrhpegk/s1600/shutterspeed4.jpg' title='shutterspeed4.jpg']

    I'm a beginner (bought a DSLR 1 month ago). Boy, am I having fun with this!

  • sarah December 12, 2010 02:52 pm

    [eimg url='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rVy_JsUQDI4/TPy3qu7LElI/AAAAAAAAKWI/5TjIwrhpegk/s1600/shutterspeed4.jpg' title='shutterspeed4.jpg']

    I've just been having a little fun with longer shutter speeds. As a learner this is just as exciting as getting my first wide angle lens. I'm going to have a lot more fun with this!

  • amruta December 12, 2010 02:49 pm

    [eimg url='http://lh6.ggpht.com/_dxpjc5cRYqg/TQRTcH6JWJI/AAAAAAAAGng/yyfdvAjU7sE/103.1.jpg' title='103.1.jpg']

    m on day 15 of my 365 days project. got this one yesterday.

  • anthony c December 12, 2010 01:53 pm

    here's one from a couple of years ago.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/12442123@N00/4305113054/' title='pigeon point lighthouse revisited' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4305113054_79179562c0.jpg']

    and another that was fun to take

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/12442123@N00/4154327741/' title='17' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2633/4154327741_bf278d44a5.jpg']

  • Mario December 12, 2010 12:34 pm

    [eimg url='http://mariogarciaphotography.com/dps1.jpg' title='dps1.jpg']
    [eimg url='http://mariogarciaphotography.com/dps1-2.jpg' title='dps1-2.jpg']

    Shot Glass on Fire
    Downtown Tulsa

  • P. D. Healey December 12, 2010 09:35 am

    Monument Valley in Arizona by full moon. 45 minute exposure on 10/21/10[eimg url='http://picasaweb.google.com/pauldhealey/PDHealey?authkey=Gv1sRgCIzr3qy95v3Oag#5537610703785868322' title='PDHealey?authkey=Gv1sRgCIzr3qy95v3Oag#5537610703785868322']

  • Kenny G December 12, 2010 08:39 am

    Slow sync flash while booming in.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennyg357/5251990175/' title='Leo' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5249/5251990175_7fe6e80596.jpg']

  • Vitaliy December 12, 2010 08:34 am


    f 11 30 sec

  • Vitaliy December 12, 2010 08:30 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/vkedyk/5107882949/' title='_MG_3196.jpg' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5107882949_73dfd8d10c_b.jpg']

    F/ 8.0 15 sec

  • Scott Q December 12, 2010 06:55 am

    Here's a 20 second exposure of a cabin I took while camping.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/stqcb/5251843905/' title='light' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5288/5251843905_d01cf42f02.jpg']

  • Glen Adamson December 12, 2010 06:39 am

    Car Light Trails, with some nice street light flare.


  • rob d December 12, 2010 06:11 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob704/5251267473/' title='lakeville' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5010/5251267473_de8013eb9b.jpg']

  • Elizabeth Stein December 12, 2010 06:07 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/46266441@N08/5251735825/' title='DSCN3851' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5247/5251735825_46e2d57433.jpg']

  • Vishal Modak December 12, 2010 04:34 am

    20 sec...exposure shot of multiple-bang fireworks display at the Annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival in Chicago downtown.


  • Vishal Modak December 12, 2010 04:32 am

    20 sec..shot of the multiple-bang fireworks display at the Annual Magnificent Mile Festival in Chicago downtown...

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/whizvish/5195275027/' title='Mag Mile Lights Festival Fireworks' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/5195275027_32fcbbe621_z.jpg']

  • Up North Photos December 12, 2010 04:20 am

  • Up North Photos December 12, 2010 04:17 am

    Wow i really want to try a shot like that MumbleyJoe! I took this picture last January but when i read this weekly challenge about long exposures this memory came to mind.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/shntzl/3177379428/' title='Moon Shadows' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/3177379428_09e6327e43_z.jpg']

  • frankieG December 12, 2010 04:16 am


  • Gus Samarco December 12, 2010 04:01 am


  • Gus Samarco December 12, 2010 04:01 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/samarcophoto/5245757904/' title='GUS_1956 - Version 2' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5088/5245757904_315d050ab4.jpg']

  • Gus Samarco December 12, 2010 03:59 am


  • Steph Jennings December 12, 2010 03:26 am

    I love shooting traffic, I think it's because I have no control over them so your never 100% sure of the shot you'll get. Both of these were lucky shots I captured as I was wondering around with my camera, I didn't set out to capture either but I was happy with the results

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/essitam/2346441858/' title='Speed of Light' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2208/2346441858_cee43a43c7.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/essitam/3078335476/' title='Seasons Greetings Wolverhampton' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3048/3078335476_f9bacc3fb8.jpg']

  • Arjun December 12, 2010 02:32 am

    Here are two photos of fireworks that i took at a local festival in kerala.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/arjunvkp/5030031175/' title='Fire Works' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4150/5030031175_418f7e2359.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/arjunvkp/5030077335/' title='Fire Works' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4088/5030077335_56690ba04f.jpg']

  • greg December 12, 2010 12:38 am

    Love the photos you've all shared.. great stuff..

    16th Street Mall, Denver

  • Hazman Hashim December 12, 2010 12:12 am


  • Mark December 12, 2010 12:03 am

    I love doing waterscapes, one of my favorite things in the world!


  • Hungho Yu December 11, 2010 11:51 pm

    taken in Boston, atop of a building on Commwealth

  • tobiasw December 11, 2010 08:53 pm

    I'm normally just the reader but after seeing all those beautiful shots i'll give it a go to write.
    I've been away the last days to try it again but it didn't work out the way i wanted it to. So I'll stick with my first attempts of long exposure in a now currently running project :) Great challenge and i'm surely going on a "hunt" again this afternoon ;)


  • Scott A. McNealy December 11, 2010 06:40 pm

    Heavy Traffic Westbound on the M4 during snow. http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottamcnealy/4259117952/in/set-72157623171822078/

  • Harun Basheer December 11, 2010 06:37 pm

    World Fireworks Competition 2010, Muscat

  • Marty December 11, 2010 06:30 pm

    Here is mine! :)


  • Marty December 11, 2010 06:29 pm

    Here is mine! :)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabulyam/4872401180/' title='long drink, long exposure' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4872401180_df1b515e99_z.jpg']

  • Steve December 11, 2010 05:46 pm

    A four second image from the first row of the balcony:


  • Scott December 11, 2010 05:04 pm

    A second one with a different twist, only 1/2 sec so not an incredibly long exposure but the shutter setting (and a tripod) were required to capture the detail in this photo (ISO 100).


  • haN December 11, 2010 04:58 pm

    Enjoy =)

  • Mei Teng December 11, 2010 04:34 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/mei_teng_photos/4915283086/' title='Pangkor Laut Resort - Night Scene' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4915283086_73cffb68d2.jpg']

  • Scott December 11, 2010 03:51 pm

    Here's a 25 second exposure, taken in Luxembourg.


  • Ted December 11, 2010 02:50 pm


  • fortunato_uno December 11, 2010 01:18 pm

    I just happen to be playing with long exsposure the other day. I wanted to capture the flow of steam, and shot this at 30 sec.

    if it makes you remember the childs story, then it was worth the 30seconds.
    Long exsposures can create some really deep tones.

  • Evan December 11, 2010 12:35 pm

    This one I was spinning around in my chair that was in front of my Christmas tree, which had a bunch of lights on it:
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevlue/5239567557/' title='Spin' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5168/5239567557_de43cc1d78_z.jpg']

    And in this one, it's kinda hard to explain how I made it, but I made a video walk-through showing how to do it:

    I used the Liquify tool in Photoshop to make myself look like an alien.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevlue/5239567777/' title='Psychedelic Alien' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5204/5239567777_4ca8f0d57e_z.jpg']

  • JohnKennedy December 11, 2010 12:11 pm


    2 minute exposure at Mt Glorious lookout in Qld, with a little assistance from flash, manually triggered on 1/32 power..

  • Bernard ward December 11, 2010 11:25 am

    Here's a shot of a train whizzing past my hotel room few weeks back in London

    /[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardward/5199960366/' title='DSC00874' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/5199960366_a5021a7c6e.jpg']

  • ScottMC December 11, 2010 11:07 am

    Here's a second attempt - this was a fun learning curve. Jump to the link to see the pic and details.


  • Bhanu December 11, 2010 11:05 am

    Here's one I shot in Monument Valley UT.


  • Bhanu December 11, 2010 11:03 am

    Long exposures are absolutely fun!! Here's one I shot this summer in Monument Valley, on a full moon Night. I did a bit of light painting with a flashlight inside the tent.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/27150851@N02/4664267884/' title='Under the Stars' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4664267884_f5854245b8_z.jpg']

  • Hazman Hashim December 11, 2010 10:17 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/hazman836/4951266072/' title='SMK Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/4951266072_87066eb031.jpg']

  • Hans December 11, 2010 10:15 am

    This is my favorite type of photography. i love to get out at night and take pictures.

    Here are a couple of my favorite shots 3 minute exposure shots:



  • Matthew December 11, 2010 09:21 am

    I have two photos for this challenge. The first was taken in Antelope Canyon in Northern Arizona. It isn't one of my best shots from that trip, but it does utilize the long exposure at 8 seconds. It is a "sandfall" - the guide threw a few buckets of sand onto a ledge and it drained off creating an interesting effect. This trip was my first time doing long exposures.


    The second photo was during my second time doing long exposures. This 5 second shot was done during the Cass Scenic Railroad photo freight special night shoot.


  • Andrius December 11, 2010 09:15 am

    Exposure 8 s.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/iksiukasan/5246693563/' title='Christmas Tree | Kaunas, Lithuania' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5047/5246693563_19bae9428c.jpg']

  • Venki December 11, 2010 08:10 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/venki-freaks-out/5193614564/' title='Luna Park, Sydney' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4148/5193614564_08ff2cf53d.jpg']

  • Hungho Yu December 11, 2010 08:08 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/vergilyu/5113452000/' title='View from atop student village' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1393/5113452000_ea8f0a5918.jpg']

  • Hungho Yu December 11, 2010 08:07 am

    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/vergilyu/5113452000/][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/vergilyu/5113452000/' title='View from atop student village' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1393/5113452000_ea8f0a5918.jpg'][/url]
    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/vergilyu/5113452000/]View from atop student village[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/vergilyu/]Hung-Ho Vergil. Yu[/url], on Flickr

  • Stefano Ottolenghi December 11, 2010 08:06 am

    My best shots on this theme:

  • Tarmo December 11, 2010 07:28 am

    Do I have to take them during the week or I can pick something from my previous photos, like these:

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarmo888/3948511017/' title='Long Exposure of Tail Lights' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2554/3948511017_ebcaa0d0c3.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarmo888/3714380815/' title='60 Second Exposure at Mid-Night' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2659/3714380815_9098302880.jpg']

  • ScottMC December 11, 2010 07:22 am

    Here's an experiment from a few weeks ago that turned out OK. I'm heading to the local skate bowl with a tripod now...


  • Mihai December 11, 2010 07:07 am



    I'm a 2 week novice with a dslr camera and this is the ONLY site that teaches to my understanding. So I hope this picture to be my introduction to this wonderful site. Anyway when you judge this pic please bare in mind that I'm new to the subject of dslr cameras :) Oh. I've made no alteration in PhotoShop or any other software.
    Best regards!

  • Mihai December 11, 2010 07:05 am

    [eimg url='http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs380.ash2/65879_166611120042746_100000815762344_283930_5334020_n.jpg' title='65879_166611120042746_100000815762344_283930_5334020_n.jpg']


    I'm a 2 week novice with a dslr camera and this is the ONLY site that teaches to my understanding. So I hope this picture to be my introduction to this wonderful site. Anyway when you judge this pic please bare in mind that I'm new to the subject of dslr cameras :) Oh. I've made no alteration in PhotoShop or any other software.
    Best regards!

  • Adam Bell December 11, 2010 06:45 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamjacksonbell/5249329777/' title='DSC_0668' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5168/5249329777_84299a9f9a.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamjacksonbell/5168179360/' title='CSC_0145' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/5168179360_dbe5eff21d.jpg']

  • Kyle Bailey December 11, 2010 06:41 am

    Have not shot a lot of long exposure photos but here are two that I think are reasonable efforts. The first is at night shooting up towards Vancouver's Skytrain as it streaks towards a station with East Vancouver's iconic neon sign providing a focal point. This shot was processed with HDR (no flames please) and some Photoshop processing to bring up the saturation.

    The second is in Seattle at Waterfall Park where UPS got its start back in history.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kylebailey/4805814490/' title='East Vancouver Neon Graffiti' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4805814490_13161146cb_o.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kylebailey/5036328736/' title='100905 Seattle 7818' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4086/5036328736_e5c9169b2a_z.jpg']

  • Pichead December 11, 2010 06:39 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/pichead/5249226361/' title='' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5289/5249226361_e885be9441.jpg']

  • Parkylondon December 11, 2010 06:35 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/parkylondon/4980541545/' title='London Eye - 30s f/22' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4146/4980541545_8a86a585e9_z.jpg']

  • Kristin Gallagher December 11, 2010 06:09 am

    [eimg url='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_a-w-K3ysFI4/SwSilZfQkxI/AAAAAAAAGiA/TsiGXzDdnuw/s1600/IMG_6778_small.jpg' title='IMG_6778_small.jpg']

  • Marília Bacci December 11, 2010 06:02 am

    I took this picture as part of a project for college themed "My Street". This is the view from my window - http://www.flickr.com/photos/mabacci/4625108301/

  • Scapevision December 11, 2010 05:28 am

    awesome, right in time. I was just planning on doing some extreme long exposures