42 Magical Examples Of Long Exposure Photography

Long exposure photography can turn an ordinary scene into something truly magical. Here are 42 beautiful examples, that capture movement and light to bring still images to life.

1. Colorado night sky

via Imgur
via Imgur

2. Le Croisic by Night

CC: Loïc Lagarde / Flickr
CC: Loïc Lagarde / Flickr

3. Accademia Nazionale di Danza – Roma

CC: Stefano Corso / Flickr
CC: Stefano Corso / Flickr

4. St. Paul’s Cathedral

CC: Davide D'Amico / Flickr
CC: Davide D’Amico / Flickr

5. Breaking time

CC: Jonathan Emmanuel Flore / Flickr
CC: Jonathan Emmanuel Flore / Flickr

6. Avalon fantasy falls

CC: Nicolas Raymond / Flickr
CC: Nicolas Raymond / Flickr

7. A wild and crazy night

CC: Chris Smith / Flickr
CC: Chris Smith / Flickr

8. When the sun goes down, the stars come out to play

CC: Carl Jones / Flickr
CC: Carl Jones / Flickr

9. Fireflies after dark

via Imgur
via Imgur

10. Street illumination

40

11. Illuminated highway in the sky

CC: Junior Henry / Flickr
CC: Junior Henry / Flickr

12. Down this lonely road

36
CC: JackPeasePhotography / Flickr

13. Snowboarder

via Imgur
via Imgur

14. Departing tram in Budapest, covered in 30,000 LEDs

30
via Imgur

15. Traffic signals in fog

via Imgur
via Imgur

16. Highway at night

CC: James / Flickr
CC: James / Flickr

17. Toronto street car

CC: Freaktography / Flickr
CC: Freaktography / Flickr

18. Relax in time

CC: Werner Kunz / Flickr
CC: Werner Kunz / Flickr

19. Candle procession at Salisbury cathedral

via Imgur
via Imgur

20. Borders of a dream

CC: Stefano Corso / Flickr
CC: Stefano Corso / Flickr

21. Keyboard

via Imgur
via Imgur

22. Burning Dan

CC: naturalturn / Flickr
CC: naturalturn / Flickr

23. Nebulous in blue

CC: Toby Keller / Flickr
CC: Toby Keller / Flickr

24. Westminster bridge

CC: Loïc Lagarde / Flickr
CC: Loïc Lagarde / Flickr

25. The old tower

CC: JH Images / Flickr
CC: JH Images / Flickr

26. Chicago at night

CC: Mike Boening Photography / Flickr
CC: Mike Boening Photography / Flickr

27. Flamenco wings

CC: Riccardo Romano / Flickr
CC: Riccardo Romano / Flickr

28. Lonely platform

CC: digitalpimp / Flickr
CC: digitalpimp / Flickr

29. Sensory Overload

CC: Jamie Grant / Flickr
CC: Jamie Grant / Flickr

30. Moulin Rouge

CC: Franck Vervial / Flickr
CC: Franck Vervial / Flickr

31. Star crossed lovers

16
CC: Jonathan Leung / Flickr

32. Trick shot

CC: Oliver Clarke / Flickr
CC: Oliver Clarke / Flickr

33. Amsterdam Central Station

CC: Jeroen Bennink / Flickr
CC: Jeroen Bennink / Flickr

34. ‘Sunrise’ – Buachaille Etive Mor, Scotland

CC: Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Flickr
CC: Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Flickr

35. Ghostly figures at night

CC: DeusXFlorida / Flickr
CC: DeusXFlorida / Flickr

36. Dancing insects

CC: Christopher Puchta / Flickr
CC: Christopher Puchta / Flickr

37. Carnival ride

CC: Jason Parrish / Flickr
CC: Jason Parrish / Flickr

38. Racing stars

CC: Andrew Stawarz / Flickr
CC: Andrew Stawarz / Flickr

39. Kremlin and Moscva River at Night

CC: Hendrik Terbeck / Flickr
CC: Hendrik Terbeck / Flickr

40. Tunnel of fire and light

CC: Andy Nicolson / Flickr
CC: Andy Nicolson / Flickr

41. Dancing lights

CC: Josh Cowper / Flickr
CC: Josh Cowper / Flickr

42. A moment in London

CC License: Z-Lux14 / Flickr
CC: Z-Lux14 / Flickr