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68 Responses to 50 Beautiful Long Exposure Photos

  1. Profile photo of milos87
    milos87 Male 18-29
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    April 4, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    Link: 50 Beautiful Long Exposure Photos - Who said you need Photoshop to make a picture look amazing?
  2. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    April 4, 2009 at 10:24 pm
    I CANNOT believe those aren`t photoshopped O_O
  3. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    April 4, 2009 at 10:28 pm
    I bet the cameras that took these cost more than what my first car will.

    And my favorite is definitely the lighthouse. The head/taillights was repeated too often for me to like them as much.

  4. Profile photo of rdgfx3
    rdgfx3 Male 40-49
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    April 4, 2009 at 10:30 pm
    Six.
  5. Profile photo of icfire504
    icfire504 Male 13-17
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    April 4, 2009 at 10:33 pm
    My favorite was definitely the lighthouse
  6. Profile photo of jdjd5883
    jdjd5883 Male 18-29
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    April 4, 2009 at 10:44 pm
    the first one. wow.
  7. Profile photo of Foxeh
    Foxeh Female 18-29
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    April 4, 2009 at 10:45 pm
    And where exactly does it say that those aren`t Photoshopped? They are indeed beautiful long-exposure photographs but I imagine some tweaking has still gone on in in Photoshop. ;) And there`s nothing wrong with that!
  8. Profile photo of Fateye
    Fateye Male 18-29
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    April 4, 2009 at 10:48 pm
    I love the lighthouse, also the others were awesome
  9. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    April 4, 2009 at 10:54 pm
    They need to be bigger, for a desktop wallpaper.
  10. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 4, 2009 at 11:01 pm
    Yeah, the lighthouse. It would have been nice to have thrown in a few samples of astronomical images. Those are sometimes exposed for hours with HUGE "cameras" (large reflecting telescopes with digital imaging chips or film holders).

    For some great examples, I recommend the Astronomy Picture of the Day Arcive

  11. Profile photo of firetiger16
    firetiger16 Female 18-29
    362 posts
    April 4, 2009 at 11:18 pm
    Foxeh, You`d be surprised at how beautiful pictures can be without the use of photoshop. The pictures were not tweaked. The pictures turned out that way because of the super high quality cameras that were used.
  12. Profile photo of rgsupergrove
    rgsupergrove Male 18-29
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    April 4, 2009 at 11:32 pm
    I dont think the disney land one is long exposure as none of the heads are blurred...
  13. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    April 4, 2009 at 11:35 pm
    Some might be altered, but this long exposure effect is not a product of photoshop.
  14. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    April 4, 2009 at 11:45 pm
    Agreed, Loofah. Some hi-res pictures like this would look awesome on my desktop.

    Very nice work.

  15. Profile photo of Rauron
    Rauron Male 13-17
    563 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 12:28 am
    I love long-exposure pics, but have neither the patience nor the equipment =/.
  16. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2009 at 12:34 am
    Pff. I was hoping `beautiful long exposure` referred to breasts.

    <cry>

  17. Profile photo of Sukru
    Sukru Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2009 at 12:42 am
    That is amazingly beautiful!
  18. Profile photo of Foxeh
    Foxeh Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2009 at 1:31 am
    Oh no, I`m not saying that the long exposure effect is a result of Photoshop tweaking. However, I believe that some of the colours/contrast levels have been improved. It`s not a bad thing, most photographers do it. Cameras, after all, can`t capture colours that aren`t there, no matter how good they are!
  19. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2009 at 1:32 am
    I wish I could take pictures so lovely.
  20. Profile photo of mjfoxman
    mjfoxman Male 18-29
    336 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 2:26 am
    Foxeh
    i get what your saying, u can never tell when someone has used photoshop unless you really take the time to find traces of it in the photo, and it is possible that some of these photos have been tweaked. But with the technology in cameras today it is very possible to get these photos without photoshop plus the fact that in the darkroom you can expose different parts of the photo for different lengths of time to get the contrast/colors u want.
  21. Profile photo of Frankii
    Frankii Female 18-29
    437 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 2:34 am
    The ones of the Disney fireworks aren`t long exposure pictures. It`s just the trail behind the fireworks themselves, if you look at the people`s heads you`ll notice they haven`t moved at all which is almost impossible, especially for no-one in a large crowd to have moved.
  22. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2009 at 2:47 am
    God who cares.....such photoshop politics
  23. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2009 at 3:24 am
    I CANNOT believe those aren`t photoshopped

    As others have said before, they may have been tweaked in photoshop in terms of levels, contrast etc, but the photography looks to be 98% done by the camera. Long exposure shots are easy enough to do, with a decent SLR and tripod.

  24. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2009 at 3:28 am
    The ones of the Disney fireworks aren`t long exposure pictures. It`s just the trail behind the fireworks themselves, if you look at the people`s heads you`ll notice they haven`t moved at all which is almost impossible, especially for no-one in a large crowd to have moved.

    Sorry, double post. Frankii, you`re kinda right. Depends what you call "Long Exposure". An exposure time of 1-2 secs will give an effect like this. As for "just the trail behind the fireworks", you need a slightly long expose to capture those. You couldn`t take this shot with a poin-and-click compact camera.

    Christ, I`m such a nerd. Shutting up now.

  25. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2009 at 3:51 am
    I think my fave was the carousel..it kinda made me dizzy, even thought its a still picture ^-^
  26. Profile photo of ShadowRyder
    ShadowRyder Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2009 at 4:05 am
    These are awesome! Really nice pics ^^
  27. Profile photo of Trizz
    Trizz Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2009 at 4:25 am
    Like davymid said, they are photoshopped and I`ve done this kind of stuff and it you almost HAVE to photoshop it in order to get any good result. It`s not a bad thing, but you can`t take a photo like these ones naturally. If you see some of the before and afters of these kinds of photos, they really do look a lot different. Good pictures anyways ^_^
  28. Profile photo of SamVimes
    SamVimes Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2009 at 4:41 am
    Dan on Sun asked a very good question at the bottom of the actual article:

    "Why can you see the trails from the headlights of cars but not the cars themselves?"

    Anyone know the answer?

  29. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2009 at 4:48 am
    If you scroll up and down really fast, it feels like your life is flashing before your eyes
    :-D
  30. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2009 at 4:53 am
    The lighthouse pic is fake. If you took a long exposure shot of a lighthouse, you would get a blur of lights all around. Not a bunch of static lines.
  31. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2009 at 4:59 am
    SamVimes asked: "Why can you see the trails from the headlights of cars but not the cars themselves?"

    The reason that you can`t see the cars, boils down to the amount of light, hitting the film or sensor.

    A picture is formed on film because light slowly alters the chemical composition of the film. If you only have the aperture open a small amount, not much light is getting in. If a car, with it`s lights off drives by very quickly, it isn`t in frame long enough to reflect enough light onto the film and leave an image. However, the headlights on the vehicle are very bright. As they pass by the camera, they are providing so much light that they can leave an impression on the film and cause an image to appear.

  32. Profile photo of nodar
    nodar Male 18-29
    231 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 5:04 am
    shopped
  33. Profile photo of Tisjokar
    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2009 at 5:09 am
    The car ones remind me the game where u gotta move and last the longests without hitting the walls or hitting the trail of ur car or the other, hehe
  34. Profile photo of mise
    mise Female 18-29
    583 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 5:28 am
    I like the one taken from inside a car. It looks like they`re travelling through time or something.
  35. Profile photo of Boredx12
    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1655 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 5:55 am
    <:o
    Makes my pitiful attempts at taking pictures seem like epic fails
  36. Profile photo of EvilCheeseXY
    EvilCheeseXY Female 18-29
    97 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 6:21 am
    patchouly, thank you so much for that explination. I`ve always wondered that myself(even with a nice bright silver car) on why they don`t show up. Still creepy as hell though. lol

    Also, is it impossible nowadays to show something without getting over 9000 `It`s shopped.`?

  37. Profile photo of EvilCheeseXY
    EvilCheeseXY Female 18-29
    97 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 6:23 am
    Let me add: TWEAKED. Yes.
    Over 75% fake? No.
  38. Profile photo of Bat_Girl
    Bat_Girl Female 13-17
    323 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 6:29 am
    these are sick. by sick, i mean cool.
  39. Profile photo of gandhi172
    gandhi172 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2009 at 6:48 am
    Wow, those are all stunning, especially the nature pictures. :-)
  40. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2009 at 7:18 am
    woahh i`m in love
  41. Profile photo of aliachloe
    aliachloe Female 13-17
    198 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 7:29 am
    Those are fantastic.
  42. Profile photo of kokuryuha
    kokuryuha Female 18-29
    208 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 7:34 am
    Wow....cool....the second to last picture was cool! :D
  43. Profile photo of xRedheadx3
    xRedheadx3 Female 13-17
    2045 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 8:24 am
    woaah, these are beautiful. (:
  44. Profile photo of electromania
    electromania Female 18-29
    146 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 8:31 am
    they were all a bit same ish
  45. Profile photo of LPAkira
    LPAkira Male 13-17
    213 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 8:45 am
    A lot of those were probably touched up with Photoshop, actually.
  46. Profile photo of aero
    aero Male 18-29
    886 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 8:52 am
    Whoa, SOMEBODY`S a bad driver! jk

  47. Profile photo of USFEmoGirl
    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2009 at 9:00 am
    I`m into photography so I adored these.

    Many of these were taken with a soft lens over them. The majority were touched up with a variety of software programs but only to soften the pictures not to seriously alter them in any way.

    All of them were amazing and completely beautiful.

  48. Profile photo of ReesesPieces
    ReesesPieces Female 18-29
    1692 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 9:02 am
    F*cking awesome. I love the water ones.
  49. Profile photo of SamVimes
    SamVimes Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2009 at 9:31 am
    Thank you for the explanation, patchouly.
  50. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2009 at 11:09 am
    Taken at 88 MPH.

  51. Profile photo of lavi0194
    lavi0194 Male 18-29
    13 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    I just bought a DSLR camera. I can`t wait to try out some of these techniques.
  52. Profile photo of crimmeh
    crimmeh Female 18-29
    103 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    My favorites were the lighthouse, the carousel, and that circular fountain with all the tubes.
  53. Profile photo of gchimmel
    gchimmel Female 18-29
    667 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    repost?
  54. Profile photo of admisaok
    admisaok Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    taken at 880 MPH
  55. Profile photo of Erunen
    Erunen Male 18-29
    190 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    Chewie is hittin the hypah drievz!
  56. Profile photo of DarkRose1593
    DarkRose1593 Female 13-17
    60 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    Beautiful pics.
  57. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2009 at 3:41 pm
    The in-car one was my favourite. Lighthouse was cool too.
  58. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4198 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 4:40 pm
    wow

    I would love some of these types of photos done for my wedding

  59. Profile photo of xxmiskawaiix
    xxmiskawaiix Female 13-17
    102 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 5:06 pm
    Those ARE beautiful! I really like #4!
  60. Profile photo of someguy83
    someguy83 Male 18-29
    119 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 5:32 pm
    i wish i had a good camera to do some nice long exposure shots.
  61. Profile photo of idontknow951
    idontknow951 Male 18-29
    909 posts
    April 5, 2009 at 7:47 pm
    Okay, come on, I can`t possibly be the ONLY one that thought of porn when reading the title...
  62. Profile photo of kat_iiejayne
    kat_iiejayne Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2009 at 10:38 pm
    idontknow951
    im not suprised, iab doesnt often use the word beautiful & mean it
  63. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 1:49 am
    patchouly, that`s not true about the lighthouse picture. Lighthouse lights brighten/fade in a cycle as they rotate.
  64. Profile photo of slepre
    slepre Female 18-29
    310 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 8:46 am
    i love photography! these gave me some great ideas for a photography project where you show motion
  65. Profile photo of 8o8azn
    8o8azn Female 13-17
    133 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 7:55 pm
    Ive seen better
  66. Profile photo of IABbrandon
    IABbrandon Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:42 pm
    waterfalls and stuff were nice, but the traffic ones sucked.just annoying really
  67. Profile photo of MsParamore
    MsParamore Female 13-17
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    April 11, 2009 at 10:05 am
    i think the waterfall one was really nice. ftw
  68. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    April 12, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    I liked the water ones a lot. Looked like fog.

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