Pictures usually freeze only a moment of our lives, but long exposure photography is completely different. Its aim is to highlight the effect of passing time. Since no one can agree on what “long” actually is (a 30-minute picture of a static object might not be distinguishable from a short exposure), the inclusion of motion (mostly through light) is the cornerstone of adding intrigue to these images.
Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of the most epic examples of long exposure photography, and it shows our world in a whole new light. From a departing tram to the vast Milky Way, these shots stand out from the rest for their creativity and innovation. Scroll down and take as long as you need to enjoy the images!
#1 Departing Tram Long Exposure
#2 Milky Way Long-Exposure Looks Like Fractal Geometry
#3 Long Exposure Photo Of A Plane Taking Off
#4 Traffic Light Long Exposure
#5 Long Exposure Of Fireflies In A Forest, Japan
#6 The Motions Of Canoers And Kayakers Revealed With Leds In Long Exposure Photography
#7 Long Exposure Of Ferris Wheel Looks Like It Has Stained Glass
#8 Zoomed Out While Taking A Picture Of My Christmas Tree