Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos long exposure city shots in the Long Exposure In The City Photo Contest with chances to win a Tripod and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Joel Tjintjelaar for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Joel Tjintjelaar is a professional photographer, educator and author, specializing in black and white, fine art, architectural and long exposure photography and beyond. Recurring theme in his professional life is that Joel always challenges the status quo in photography by offering substantiated alternatives.

People's Choice
Grand Jury Winner

"There’s so much depth and mood in this photo. The dominant use of almost monochromatic and warm colors add so much to the mood. The photo doesn’t scream colors, it whispers them loud enough to invite you in. The subtle use of atmospheric depth in thebackground contributes to the depth in this photo. The light trails and ghostly people caused by the long exposure brings life and mystery to the photo. It’s not just a pretty photo. It’s a very well crafted atmospheric photo with a great sense of aesthetics. Congratulations with this beautiful photo of Edinburgh!" - Joel Tjintjelaar

Runner Up

"I had a hard time deciding between this photo and the winner. It was choosing between a very unique location in a spectacularly beautiful environment and a more common city environment that has so much mood to it. I decided that McMurdo station is the runner up for the winner. This concentration of light and tangible human warmth in this isolated settlement in the middle of a barren and otherworldly environment is very aesthetic and attractive, almost seducing. It makes me want to go to Antarctica! Beautiful photo with good use of two dominating and complementary colors. That big blue sky amplifies the isolation and the cold." - Joel Tjintjelaar

Runner Up

"When I think of city and long exposure then this is the photo that brings this strong sense of being in a city and where long exposure has been put to very good use. Usually a long exposure can ‘calm down’ a scene during daylight. The longer the exposure the more traffic and people will be eliminated. Using it at night with shorter shutter speeds can increase the sense of dynamics with the light trails. Exactly the right ingredient to emphasize life in the city. The perspective is spectacular and it’s only due to the unique character of the two remaining photos that this wasn’t crowned the winner. Very beautiful and impressive photo." - Joel Tjintjelaar

Runner Up

"A photo that’s very interesting due to the several layers: a clear foreground, a mid section and a background. All different areas where there’s so much to see. The foreground has a lot of dynamics and is separated by the icy looking water. Very expressive due to its use of the strong primary and secondary colors. A bit more restraint in the use of colors could’ve made this photo the winner." - Joel Tjintjelaar

Amateur Winner

"A beautiful shot of the Golden Gate Bridge and thefog gives it a look that’s typical for San Francisco. The use of a complementary color palette gives the photo a very pleasing aesthetics and a lot of atmosphere. Very well executed but not unique enough to be the winner of this competition." - Joel Tjintjelaar

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