Posts about long exposure

Zurich scenes

A small set of photographs from Switzerland’s largest city, taken in a classically traditional square landscape format.

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Photographing the Milky Way

I’m certainly no stranger to long-exposure photography. But during the few years that we’ve lived in a flat with a balcony and an unobstructed view of the night sky, I’ve come to realize that I’d never photographed the Milky Way properly. The first time that I can even remember seeing the Milky Way at all was […]

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The wider angle

First shots with two new acquisitions: a super-wide lens and an RR90 shutter release cable.

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Waldeggallmi, Switzerland

Ever on the search for “perfect” viewpoints in the Bernese Oberland, I sometimes end up driving up tiny roads in the hope that they’ll lead me to a new photograph. A (luckily tarmaced) single-track road, for which you have to buy an inexpensive day permit at the shop in Waldegg from a machine by the roadside near […]

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The hardest part of the fun fair

Creating long exposure photographs with movement and blur leads to great images. But if you want a pin-sharp photo, you’ll need to be patient.

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The Swiss Pyramid

The triangular Niesen towers over the Lower Simmen Valley and the towns of Spiez and Faulensee, on the shores of Lake Thun in Switzerland. The glowing clouds behind the mountains in the distance aren’t illuminated by towns, but by lightning storms above (respectively) Lenk and Gruyères.

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Lightning on the calendar

One of my landscape photos is chosen for a 2014 calendar, complied from submissions from the Swiss Twitter community.

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Oldshoremore

Beyond Kinlochbervie lies one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Sutherland: Oldshoremore.

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Katzenstein, Spiez

A winter landscape photograph of the “erratic” Katzenstein rock, which once rested at Innertkirchen but which made its infinitely slow way west to now rest above the lake in Spiez.

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Driving off-piste

Jo and I took a drive up to Grindelwald last night to take some moonlit landscape photos. After an abortive attempt to head up to Bussalp–which saw us having to reverse back down a single track lane which got too narrow and way too steep to pass, after following the misguidance of Google Maps on […]

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Faulensee by Night

A long exposure photograph of Faulensee from the nearby marina, on Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland.

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The Big Freeze

On our way back to Edinburgh from Angus, we stopped off at Kinross to see the impressive expanse of Loch Leven, frozen and covered with snow.

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Fireplays

Fireplays

Things are a little busy at the moment, so I’m much more able to consume than create. That said, this video-like time-lapse slide show of long exposures would definitely inspire me to take photos, if it weren’t for the fact that I feel uncomfortable around sparklers. Film: Fireplays from Jon Thomas on Vimeo.

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