11 Long Exposure Beach Photos That Worked Beautifully


Leaving the shutter of your camera open a little longer (or a lot longer) to capture the motion of water can result in some beautiful images. If you have thought about the composition of your shot then the results can be spectacular. Personally, I love the smoke on the water effect that doing this at the beach can achieve. Here are 12 long exposure beach photos that we think worked pretty damn well. In fact, we’re kind of jealous!

Mahon Pool

Mahon Pool by TimboDon

North Narrabeen Rock Pool Before Dawn

North Narrabeen Rock Pool Before Dawn by brentbat

Rangitoto @ Dawn

Rangitoto @ Dawn by Chris Gin.

Beach calm clouds coast by Asad Photo Maldives.

The rain is coming again

The rain is coming again by neeZhom.


Barrenjoey by TimboDon.

Untitled by BURИBLUE.

Untitled by BURИBLUE.

Endless time by Pedro Moura Pinheiro.

Shadowed Wash

Shadowed Wash by night86mare.

Scenic view of ocean during sunset by Travis Rupert.

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About Author

Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography started as a child with a Kodak Instamatic and pushed him into building this fantastic place all these years later, and you can get to know him better here.
Rob's Gear
Camera: Nikon D810
Lenses: Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

These are amazing! How do you get such perfect clarity? All of your photos are teh sharpest I’ve ever seen. Huge fan of your work. Are these HDR? The heaviest tripod on the planet? Please, do tell your secret. Thanks!

@lkdellatorre To see the settings used by the photographers, just click on the photo and then click on “more Properties” in the right hand column – then you can see exactly what was done! 🙂

i don’t understand how to do that… when i click on the picture it takes me to a Flickr site, and i don’t see a “more properties” anywhere… help!

These are wonderfully beautiful … I am a student of Photography, one day I hope to take breath taking photos like those..AMAZING!

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