Diamond beach

Among his gallery of show-stopping photos from Iceland, Your Shot photographer Yiannis Pavlis captured this long exposure image of Diamond Beach. The icebergs from the Jökulsárlón lagoon are polished by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and resemble diamonds.
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Path of light

The one night that Your Shot photographer Tianyuan Xiao had to shoot the sunset over Yosemite National Park, he was stuck in traffic. But from the park’s famous Tunnel View overlook, he noticed the path of light from the cars below. He set a long exposure and opened his lens for the light of the night to fill in.
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Two kayaks


Look closely: There’s more to this image than the frothy, rushing waters of the Columbia River Gorge and velvety green of the forest. Two bright kayaks are on the river, dwarfed by the surroundings. “This shot took a lot of planning and coordination,” Your Shot photographer Karim Iliya writes. The kayakers “had to hang out in an eddy and try not to move while I took long exposures with a drone. It needed to be at twilight so the light was balanced, which meant we only had one attempt.”
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Jersey City Sunset

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A long exposure captures a dynamic sunset over Jersey City, New Jersey. According to photographer Tsuyoshi Shirahama, it was a perfect day to take sunset photos, with strong winds causing the many clouds to move quickly. “I selected [a neutral density] filter without hesitation” to get this effect, Shirahama writes.

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The village and the waterfall

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The village of Gásadalur with the island of Mykines in the background. Until a tunnel was built in 2004, the 16 residents living in Gásadalur had to take a strenuous hike or horseback ride over the steep 1,300-foot (400-meter) mountain in order to make it to the other villages. It was a rare sunny day in the Faroe Islands and I had to wait until the clouds rolled in to provide some softer light. I decided to go with a long exposure (1 minute and 10 seconds) to illustrate the force of the wind and a serene sea among the isolated islands.

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