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The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

Self-taught photographer Darren Moore creates ethereal black and white landscapes using a method called daytime long exposure, where a special filters are attached to a camera lens to reduce the amount of light. These neutral density filters allow for the shutter to open for extended periods of time in broad daylight, from 30 seconds to upward of 15 minutes for a single exposure. Moore shoots mostly in locations around England, where he frequently visits causeways, breakwaters, shipwrecks, and other features along the shore.

You can see more of Moore’s photography over on Flickr and in his online gallery. He’ll also have work later this April in a group show at the Patchings Art Centre.

Snake on a Train: A Long Exposure Photo of a Train Roaring through the Canadian Rockies

Snake on a Train: A Long Exposure Photo of a Train Roaring through the Canadian Rockies trains long exposure

After spending a week photographing various areas of the Canadian Rockies, photographer Brian Donovan decided he wanted to focus on getting some interesting train shots against the wintry backdrop. Dovan shares via email that over the course of two days he endured nearly 13 hours of sitting by the train tracks, where he saw only 6 trains coming from the wrong (less scenic) direction. As the weather rapidly changed from better to worse a final train came roaring around the bend. Donovan quickly setup and captured the engine as it neared and then adjusted for a long exposure of the boxcars rushing by. The train was loaded with several long segments of different colored boxcars, each giving the shot a unique feel, but the red boxcars instantly stood out, resulting in the amazing image you see here. You can follow Donovan over on 500px.

New Light Paintings by Darren Pearson

New Light Paintings by Darren Pearson long exposure light painting

New Light Paintings by Darren Pearson long exposure light painting

New Light Paintings by Darren Pearson long exposure light painting

New Light Paintings by Darren Pearson long exposure light painting

New Light Paintings by Darren Pearson long exposure light painting

Photographer Darren Pearson (previously) has been perfecting his long-exposure light painting techniques over the last few months. While I really enjoy his dinosaurs you can see lots more in his recent California Soul series that explores Californian culture through surfing, skateboarding and skeletons.

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan long exposure Japan fireflies

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan long exposure Japan fireflies

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan long exposure Japan fireflies

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan long exposure Japan fireflies

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan long exposure Japan fireflies

For the last month or so photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around Nagoya City, Japan. By keeping the camera’s shutter open at a low aperture Cyan captures every bioluminescent flash of each insect resulting in dotted light trails that criss-cross the frame. You may remember a similar series of photographs also shot in Japan from back in 2011. You can see these a bit larger over on 500px.

Long Exposure Neon Waterfalls

Long Exposure Neon Waterfalls waterfalls neon long exposure light California

Long Exposure Neon Waterfalls waterfalls neon long exposure light California

Long Exposure Neon Waterfalls waterfalls neon long exposure light California

Long Exposure Neon Waterfalls waterfalls neon long exposure light California

Long Exposure Neon Waterfalls waterfalls neon long exposure light California

Long Exposure Neon Waterfalls waterfalls neon long exposure light California

Like a freak midnight rainbow, this ongoing series of lit waterfalls titled Neon Luminance is part of a collaboration between Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard over at From the Lenz. The duo dropped high-powered Cyalume glow sticks in a variety of colors into various waterfalls in Northern California and then made exposures varying from 30 seconds to 7 minutes to capture the submerged trails of light as the sticks moved through the current. To accomplish some of the more complicated shots they strung several sticks together at once to create different patterns of illumination. For those of you concerned about pollution, the sticks (which are buoyant) were never opened and were collected at the end of each exposure, thus no toxic goo was mixed into the water. See more from the project on their website.

Long Exposure Tree Landscapes by Pierre Pellegrini

Long Exposure Tree Landscapes by Pierre Pellegrini trees long exposure landscapes black and white

Long Exposure Tree Landscapes by Pierre Pellegrini trees long exposure landscapes black and white

Long Exposure Tree Landscapes by Pierre Pellegrini trees long exposure landscapes black and white

Long Exposure Tree Landscapes by Pierre Pellegrini trees long exposure landscapes black and white

Long Exposure Tree Landscapes by Pierre Pellegrini trees long exposure landscapes black and white

Long Exposure Tree Landscapes by Pierre Pellegrini trees long exposure landscapes black and white

Swiss photographer Pierre Pellegrini shoots some phenomenal long-exposure photographs of trees. The strong perspective and foggy atmosphere seemingly ever-present in his work creates images that are both beautiful and eerie. You can see hundreds more of his images over on Art Limited and on his personal website.

Time-lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

NY-based photographer Shinichi Maruyama created these lovely photographs using nearly 10,000 individual photographs of a nude dancer in motion. The abstract images remind me of Japanese ink wash painting, as if the figures were cread by the stroke of a thick brush, which is not unsuprising considering Maruyama’s previous work with water sculptures. Of the photos Shin says:

I tried to capture the beauty of both the human body’s figure and its motion. The figure in the image, which is formed into something similar to a sculpture, is created by combining 10,000 individual photographs of a dancer. By putting together uninterrupted individual moments, the resulting image as a whole will appear to be something different from what actually exists. With regard to these two viewpoints, a connection can be made to a human being’s perception of presence in life.

See much more on his website. All images courtesy the artist. (via kottke, petapixel)

Light Studies: Experimental Light Photos by Kim Pimmel

Light Studies: Experimental Light Photos by Kim Pimmel long exposure light

Light Studies: Experimental Light Photos by Kim Pimmel long exposure light

Light Studies: Experimental Light Photos by Kim Pimmel long exposure light

Light Studies: Experimental Light Photos by Kim Pimmel long exposure light

Light Studies: Experimental Light Photos by Kim Pimmel long exposure light

Light Studies: Experimental Light Photos by Kim Pimmel long exposure light

San Francisco-based UI designer and photographer Kim Pimmel creates extraordinary long exposure light photographs using a huge variety of common objects and technologies. Although the photos appear digitally rendered they actually merge simple things like ping pong balls, old turntables, and simple pendulums with LEDs, Arduino microcomputers, servos and other lighting mechanisms such as iPhone screens to make the photos you see here. His light studies set on Flickr is well worth your time and he also made a wild video using some of the same techniques. (via ruines humaines)

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