Photography and LEDs Trace Psychedelic ‘Trails’ of Kayakers and Swimmers

by Carolyn Sotka

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Following the Trails of a Kayak. Photo by Stephen Orlando, Motion Exposure.

Not visible to the naked eye, photographer Stephen Orlando captures the motion of kayakers and swimmers through time and space, using LED lights with custom color patterns and long exposure photography.

With an exposure of 20 or 30 seconds, the kayak, canoe or person becomes invisible, but a trail of light is left behind with each paddle and repetitive movement.

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”, says Orlando in this Bored Panda Interview.

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Following the Trails of a Canoe. Photo by Stephen Orlando, Motion Exposure.

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Following the Trails of a Swimmer. Photo by Stephen Orlando, Motion Exposure.

Check out Orlando’s gallery ‘Motion Exposure’ for more of these stunning images.

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