This week I want to share one of my first — and perhaps still one of my best — ultra-long exposures. It was taken at university, in my ‘early years’ so to speak, long before I developed a decent technical understanding of photography. I was just beginning to work out what did work — and what didn’t. For a few months I only took photos that were exposed for 30 seconds or more!

Today I am still a huge fan of very long exposures, and you can see quite a few dead-of-night landscapes in my Sussex photo collection (page 2 and 3). Not only do you capture some great sights that might go unnoticed by the naked eye, it’s also quite fun to stand in the middle of no where, in a night as dark as pitch and just… be.


This is a post for Skywatch Friday.

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