10 posts tagged Long exposure
10 posts tagged Long exposure
The folks at Twisted Sifter have assembled a mesmerizing collection of long-exposure photographs of ferris wheels in motion. Captured by the wide open eye of a camera, these bright, colourdul, and very familiar features of carnivals and amusement parks become gigantic kaleidoscopes frozen in time.
Here you see Kasai Rinkai Park in Tokyo, Japan by Les Taylor, the Carnegie Mellon Spring Carnival by Anirudh Koul, Family Kingdom at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina by Mike Foote, A county fair in Del Mar, California by Justin Brown, Jolimont, Melbourne, Australia by 2careles, the Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck, New York by Jordan Confino, and Asim Bharwanti’s photo of a ferris wheel on a pier in Santa Monica, California.
Visit Twisted Sifter to view even more.
Using the long exposure setting on his camera and an LED light, Pasadena, California-based artist Darren Pearson, aka Darius Twin (previously featured here), spends his nights creating awesome light paintings depicting a host of wonderful creatures which look like ghosts made of light. Each piece takes between two and five minutes to create.
Japanese photographer Yume Cyan shots awesome long exposure nighttime photographs of fireflies in a forested area near 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."
The results are nothing short of magical.
"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."
We’ve seen all sorts of wonderful examples of creative people playing with light and long-exposure photography, but there is something extra special about these images. They might look like they were taken yesterday, but they were actually created by artist Eric Staller in New York during the 1970s. Eric used a 35mm Nikon camera, Christmas lights, and 4th of July sparklers to produce these awesome photographs.
"By day, Staller would walk around New York, studying the locations he felt would "articulate the particular choreography or architecture of light" that he wanted to express. At night, he would carefully position his camera on a tripod and, with the lens open for several minutes, he would purposefully move about urban spaces; outlining cars, streets and stairways and even forming magical-looking tunnels brought to life through his imagination."
Eric Staller’s remarkable photos received a great deal of attention and were exhibited worldwide as Light Drawings, 1976-1980. He told My Modern Metropolis, “Even the most technical people in the photography world were mystified about how these photos were made.”
[via My Modern Metropolis]
Check out Steven E. Schubert's awesome steel wool photography!
Living in Indianapolis, Indiana, Shubert says that he has “an ample supply of abandoned industrial spaces” which inspired him “to find an art form that is adapted to this context.”
When asked how these shots were done, Shubert even gave us an inside look at his process:
"The technique is really low tech, I take steel wool, must be a 0 to 0000 grade fineness, and load it into a suet cage. This is a cage used to hold bird food or fat mixture, you can buy at any hardware store," he says. "This is attached to a steel cable at about arm’s length. The wool can be ignited by touching a 9-volt battery to it. Once it’s lit, start spinning and have someone press the shutter release. The shots were taken on a Lumix GF1; kit zoom lens, 6-8 second exposures at f/5-6. A tripod is a must, as is a helper!"
Visit My Modern Metropolis to see more of Steven’s photos!
"The tracks of launching sky paper lanterns seen in this time exposure photo in St.Petersburg, Russia, late Thursday, Sept. 1 with the Savior of Spilled Blood Cathedral in the background. Some hundreds of lanterns were launched into the sky from Mars field as a flashmob action [celebrating the ‘Day of Knowledge’]."
Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky
[via Design You Trust]