Photography

45 Astonishing Examples of Long Exposure Photography

April 8th, 2010

Today we bring you an enticing article about long exposure photography. Long exposure photography is a technique in which a camera’s shutter is left open to expose over a longer period of time (be it 8 seconds or 8 hours). It is quite famous, trendy and somewhat difficult form of photography that allows you to witness things from a different perspective and lets you experience time in a different fashion. It enlightens your imagination to see beyond the face of an image, and to see what it can become.

So, without a further ado, here we present a list of 45 of the dazzling and unbelievable long exposure photographs that will take your breath away. We are quite sure that you will love this post whether you are a photographer or just a long exposure photography fan.

Long Exposure Photos

Annual photo

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Fire and water

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Long Exposure of Fireworks

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S-Bend (ii)

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Flame Wall

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Niagara Falls

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Tower Bridge

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Amusement Ride

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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

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Long Exposure at La Ronde – 16

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Light drawing during insomnia

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Star trails

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Light From Within

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Long Exposure at La Ronde – 1

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KFOG KABOOM in the Fog

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Hats of ice

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From East to West; New Brighton, The Wirral

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My Son and I

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Time to choose the right colours..

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Disney – Illimunations – Reflections of Earth (1) (Explored)

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Disney – A Ride On The TTA at Night (Explored)

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Persistence

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In Car Entertainment in Dubai – long exposure

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Energy – Film Long Exposure

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L’echelle

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Monasterio de Piedra Spain

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Hashier28

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Center of the world

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Knapp’s Castle, Electrified

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Golden Trafalgar

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Loose Voltage

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Platform Holly, Goleta, CA

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Long Exposure Embers2

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Glow Poi, The Big Rock at Hendry’s

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Sparkling Shore

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Forever Dreaming

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Interaction

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Whirling around and around

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Grande roue sous la verrière du Grand Palais – Paris

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Tower bridge wide

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How long is my exposure?

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Long exposure test II

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Hyperdriiiiiiiiive

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Teacups

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Neon Dichotomy

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De Haan 1 – Long Exposure

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piyanistll
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6 years 3 months ago

very nice thanks for post

foryou
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foryou
6 years 3 months ago

Hi, unfortunately we do not know but can we talk?
I liked the girl in the picture:)

beth
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beth
5 years 11 months ago

Lol :L

Perki
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6 years 3 months ago

These are awesome. This is quite weird though… I did one last night :D http://www.flickr.com/photos/planetperki/4501338094/

Jordan
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6 years 1 month ago

If you did one “last night,” then why is the date for the Flickr URL show as having been taken on “April 7, 2010.”

Quite trying to derail the post to shamelessly plug your own photo.

Jordan
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6 years 1 month ago

And I should learn to look at the date.. You can mark this (and my other) comment for trash instead. *shameface*

bob
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bob
6 years 26 days ago

why you gotta be a bitch

Snake
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Snake
6 years 19 days ago

’cause she is a biatch.

Harry
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Harry
5 years 10 months ago

you have wonderful eyes

mem
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mem
6 years 9 days ago

ouch…

Noel
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5 years 11 months ago

I sometimes don’t set the time on my camera so that could be why. Definitely taken by the guy, check out his style of photography on his flickr “pro” (being paid for) account

Waisybabu | WINARS
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6 years 9 days ago

Nevertheless, the photograph is still something we all must see. :)

Cheryle
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Cheryle
5 years 10 months ago

WOW, you guys! Jordan posted in June and assumed Piyanisll did too. She realized after busting him out that he actually posted on April 8, so the time stamp on the photo of April 7 was “last night” when HE posted, not when SHE posted. When she realized the mistake, she owned up to it.

Taint_Puncher
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Taint_Puncher
5 years 9 months ago

fits perfectly for the “long time exposure” topic though don’t you think? puts the perspective of time in a new light. though she was modest enough to claim the fault right after (AND keep it up), you all still flock at the chance to ridicule her long after it happened. all while never commenting on the base topic to begin with… tsk tsk

Jamie
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Jamie
5 years 5 months ago

if you look at his post… its posted on april 8th which means it was from the other night retard

Asher Fergusson
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5 years 14 days ago

Those pics are impressive.

I also just put some up similar to this on my blog.
http://www.asherfergusson.com/2011/07/self-portraits-painting-with-light/

Best,

Asher.

...paul
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6 years 3 months ago

Stunning photography! A great compilation, thanks for taking the time to put it together. The s-bend one works very well; but they are all amazing.

Ilja
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6 years 3 months ago

After seeing all these beautiful shots I can’t wait to experiment more with long exposure shots! They get the creative juices flowing, thanks :)

Chris
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6 years 26 days ago

Agreed! My creative juices are well and truely flowing after seeing these shots. Shame there are no setting details ;-(

Jeryc Garcia
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6 years 3 months ago

Nice. Here’s my contribution. 30 seconds on a moonlit night – http://bit.ly/aBq7Pb

MS
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MS
6 years 3 months ago

Thank you …your is also astonishing..is subtle and its beauty lays in that.

Tj
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Tj
6 years 3 months ago

utterly brilliant

NooN
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NooN
6 years 3 months ago

Great shots, thank you :)

Jordan Walker
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6 years 3 months ago

Those are some amazing images.

Lena Tailor
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6 years 3 months ago

Nice Job….
Spectacular Collection…

ashraf
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ashraf
6 years 2 months ago

you have spectacular eyes

Harry
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Harry
5 years 10 months ago

you have a beautiful face

Lucas Janin
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6 years 3 months ago

Nice selection !!
Happy to see my picture there (Light drawing during insomnia).

Usman Arshad
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6 years 3 months ago

Very nice collection…!

Javier Mateos
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6 years 3 months ago

Hey there! Thanks for the share my fav is the one called “Persistence”; as always amazing post. :)

Cheers from Mexico!

BigM75
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6 years 3 months ago

perfect shots

Ellie
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Ellie
6 years 3 months ago

Awesome pictures- especially liked the Pigeon Point Lighthouse one.
Thank you for the post.

frymde
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frymde
6 years 3 months ago

Awesome! They are really great pictures. Well done. I love take picts with this technic too but with people each time.

Elmar
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Elmar
6 years 3 months ago

Loved the one of the merry-go-around, have done it myself brought back the memories

Web Risorsa
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6 years 3 months ago

Eye catching images.. Superb collection…

Rupinder Singh
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6 years 3 months ago

awssssmmmmm…..

Vinod
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6 years 3 months ago

I MUST buy myself a SLR after seeing all these!!!
I’m hellot hungry now!!!

Thanks a zillion for these pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Arash
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6 years 3 months ago

Truly amazing.

Thomas Craig Consulting
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6 years 3 months ago

Very cool effects, love your collection of photos.

devil | m
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6 years 3 months ago

Simply breathtaking.

Uncle B
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Uncle B
6 years 3 months ago

Love the moving water shots – gotta get out my camera and try this! Will use Gimp (free with Ubuntu) to touch the shots up – I’m on disability pension and cannot afford Photo shop or Microsoft for that matter – Tip: save $ Use Ubuntu, older computer, and Gimp for your digital photos!

Amanda
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Amanda
5 years 10 months ago

What are these?

Natasha
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6 years 3 months ago

wonderful collection…..loved it

Grayman Returns
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6 years 3 months ago

Cheers for the art that the exposure for a long time creates.

lava360blog
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6 years 3 months ago

dazzling photos. S-Ben is really beautiful

vinay
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vinay
6 years 3 months ago

GREAT…
and………INSPIRING

Danny Garcia
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6 years 3 months ago

How would one submit their own image for consideration on this list? I just did a long exposure photo of the space shuttle discovery taking off which made Flickr’s Explore page.

Cami Martin
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Cami Martin
6 years 3 months ago

These photos are absolutely beautiful…I can’t even believe it.

Thank you so much for sharing this for the worl

WPExplorer
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6 years 3 months ago

Wow! These are all beautiful! But I really really like the “light from within”, the one with the flowing water. So beautiful.

Glauber
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Glauber
6 years 3 months ago

Great post, really beautiful!!!

Josh.Liba
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6 years 3 months ago

Wow! Thanks for using one of my photos! I really appreciate it, and I am so impressed by the collection put together here!

Really great work! I’m honored to be in the same list.

Josh

Danko LogoFoo
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6 years 3 months ago

A great list of painting with lights. Only photographers can absolutely did it!

bo
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bo
6 years 3 months ago

great selection of pictures!

you might want to check out this french artists…she’s been working with/on long time exposure for a while

http://www.astridmussi.com

ian rogers aka USA Rogers Bros
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6 years 3 months ago

great set of images…thanks

Richard Jones
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Richard Jones
6 years 3 months ago

GORGEOUS WORK–my personal fav is the bridge with
thr fireworks in the fogg! Wonderful. Makes me want
to get a cable release…

sarahjonez
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6 years 3 months ago

Just Ashtonishing……….. Love it

Inkalill
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6 years 3 months ago

Beautiful! The world in a new light!

Eduardo Manostijeras
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6 years 3 months ago

Very Pretty Pics!… Congrats!…

Flo
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6 years 3 months ago

amazing photography

Joe
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6 years 3 months ago

Very cool! I thought my long train one was cool…until I saw these! Nice examples, gives great ideas!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7604565@N06/4497996009/

San
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San
6 years 3 months ago

Such wonderful shots !!! Well done and thank you!

Pradeep
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6 years 3 months ago

great compilation, thanks.

Michael Lawrence
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6 years 2 months ago

Truly striking photography, fine examples of the technique. Thank you for the collection. I am troubled by one thing, the lack of photographer credits. Yes, you did link the image name to the photographer so it is available but would it have been so difficult to credit each photographer under the title of the image? Just a thought.

onelargeprawn
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6 years 2 months ago

Amazing shots.

Although it’s a little old, I’d say Justin Quin­nell’s 6-month long exposure would be a good addition to this gallery.

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/21666

Fx
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Fx
6 years 2 months ago

Wonderful pics, I’m inspired to try my hand at this myself!

I especially like the dreamy, pastel-like quality of the daytime outdoor shots. I wonder if this is due solely to the long-exposure technique, or if a special filter was used?

Nishant Singh
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6 years 2 months ago

These are beautiful pictures and make for excellent wallpapers. Amazing photography indeed!

John
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John
6 years 2 months ago

What I don’t understand is how you people can keep reproducing copyrighted images on your site — especially without giving credit to the copyright holders. You are just spreading the fallacy that anything on the Web is free for the taking.

Harry
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Harry
5 years 10 months ago

Hey John…

Take it easy man… they are just images..
H

safwen
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safwen
6 years 2 months ago

see more

design2arts.blogspot.com/

J Generation
Guest
6 years 2 months ago

very beautiful~~

consuelo
Guest
6 years 2 months ago

me encanta todo lo de Banco de imagenes, gracias por los envios saludos

jayathu Chathuramadhu
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6 years 1 month ago

Awesome! They are really great pictures. Well done. I love take picts with this technic too but with people each time.

herveleger
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6 years 1 month ago

wow… so amazing pictures .

herveleger
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6 years 1 month ago

wow.. so amazing pictures . like it

Schahryar Fekri
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6 years 1 month ago

Wow!!! Kool!

KAMLESH
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6 years 1 month ago

Its an Awesome Pics ….

Dain Miller
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Dain Miller
6 years 1 month ago

This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen as far as Photography goes. I can say that with almost 100% certainty.

algdfa
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6 years 1 month ago

wow.. so amazing pictures . like it

Angel
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6 years 28 days ago

Awesome photos,many of its I guess are more then 30 sec exposing time :) ?

Heidi
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6 years 27 days ago

Awesome photos.
i guess ghost pictures count as extended exposure too?

lk
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lk
6 years 21 days ago

Nice colelction.. But a few of them look shooped.

David
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6 years 20 days ago

Very beautiful séries, I really like it. Great work

energy monitoring
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6 years 18 days ago

very nice. my boyfriend spins fire poi &i take some pretty cool pictures of him. but i’m sure that you’d be able to take better ones.

Rachel
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Rachel
6 years 17 days ago

These are fascinating! I like the one Perki did as well :)

Jack
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Jack
6 years 16 days ago

Have a look at One Eyeland. Some of the best images I have seen in a long time oneeyeland.com

Jens
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6 years 9 days ago

I like the “Loose Voltage” foto. :-)

Larita Czach
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Larita Czach
5 years 11 months ago

Very Good post man Thank you

Graham
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5 years 11 months ago

Amazing photos not my field but I wish I could do it.
Thanks for the insight

Theone
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Theone
5 years 11 months ago

THANK YOU. These are amazing I love all of them.

Harry
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Harry
5 years 10 months ago

yeah..nice images. I will try some this weekend..

Sherman Unkefer
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5 years 10 months ago

Those were amazing – loved every one of them!

binu
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5 years 10 months ago

i like verymuch what a beauty full photos..

binu
+91 9846381110

Sarah
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Sarah
5 years 10 months ago

I envy your free time and your life.

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5 years 9 months ago

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Mario
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5 years 9 months ago

Well done. The are simply spectacular. Love’m

Michael P
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5 years 8 months ago

Very nice collection of photos.
Found you on Stumble Upon…Glad I tripped into you.

internet tablet
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5 years 7 months ago

The next time I read a web site, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as considerably as this 1. I imply, I know it was my option to read, but I essentially believed youd have a thing interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about a thing that you just could fix for those who werent too busy searching for attention.

Reynaldo Enosario
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Reynaldo Enosario
5 years 7 months ago

Its a very great photography. A brilliant flicks and compilation.

Melissa J Daniels
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5 years 7 months ago

Your long exposure photography blows my mind! Your images are very surreal, and have a generally pleasing aesthetic. Kudo’s.

dasf
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5 years 5 months ago

hi

fajas colombianas
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5 years 4 months ago

I love the fireworks exposure the most

suzichan
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suzichan
5 years 3 months ago

Genial!

Laura
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Laura
4 years 11 months ago

Stunning. The Pigeon Point Lighthouse one looks so mysterious….

(¯`•¸Geca¸•´¯)
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4 years 9 months ago

Genius! Love love love your photographs :D

RobyFabro
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4 years 5 months ago

Great display of wonderful shots, I love them all!

Kerala Professional Wedding Photographer
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Kerala Professional Wedding Photographer
3 years 9 months ago

Such kind of photographs are always an inspiration to new commers

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