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The Motions Of Canoers and Kayakers Revealed With LEDs In Long Exposure Photography
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The Motions Of Canoers and Kayakers Revealed With LEDs In Long Exposure Photography

Photographers like Stephen Orlando in Ontario always find a way to bring fresh ideas to the popular photography art sub-genre of light painting. His stunning pictures capture the hypnotically repetitive motions of kayakers, canoers, and swimmers as they paddle through the water, turning their movement into beautiful woven braids of light.

Orlando’s long exposure photos use programmable strips of LED lights that can blink or change colors over time, which is how he was able to ensure that each paddle stroke was captured. In the long exposure of 20 or 30 seconds, the kayak becomes invisible, but the trail of light left behind as they paddle gets picked up and turned into an elegant light art show.

This photographer has plenty more beautiful photos of other activities as well, so be sure to check out his website (where he’s got cool photo prints for sale)! For more on these interesting photos, read Orlando’s interview with Fashion Life.

More info: motionexposure.com | Facebook | Instagram (h/t: colossal)

Kayaking

I’m an avid outdoor enthusiast and photographer,” Stephen Orlando told Fashion Life. “I also have an engineering background. These three things culminated in the production of these photos

The shape of the light trails turned out to be what I was expecting. I did a lot of planning for these photos and I plotted out the expected path beforehand. The unexpected result was how visually appealing they are

The lights trails in these photos were not created in Photoshop, nor are they composite images. They were made with careful timing, proper lighting and patient friends

I did have to waterproof the lights, especially for the whitewater kayaking photos

Canoeing

Swimming

We’d like to thank Stephen for answering our questions and can’t wait to see more of his enchanting works!

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NancyFleming
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a wonderful idea, The results are fantastic.

MarleneLove
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

very unique and beautiful. Keep up the great work, what an inspiration

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NancyFleming
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a wonderful idea, The results are fantastic.

MarleneLove
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

very unique and beautiful. Keep up the great work, what an inspiration

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