Terrance Chang shows us flight patterns at San Francisco International Airport using long-exposure photography so that over time, you can see where airplanes take off from and land.
It’s true. Anything that moves at night and emits light is bound to be interesting via long-duration shutter speed (e.g. a Roomba, fireflies, and WiFi networks).
Catch the full set of photos here, which are also available as prints.
Gold star if you can think of other interesting paths or phenomena that’d look amazing via long-exposure.
One idea that comes to mind are areas where there are a lot of lighthouses, like in the archipelagoes of Finland or Norway; these, combined with e.g. cruise ship traffic, probably look quite great!
Lightning bugs at night in a forest.
first thing in mind? Daft punk’s movements on stage (while wearing the led clothes…). I think there is also something with sheeps with led art :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2FX9rviEhw
I love images of the stars in the night sky which appear to rotate around Polaris (which is essentially fixed) while the earth rotates: http://www.oceanlight.com/spotlight.php?img=25270
I’m with Paul, the first thing that came to mind were places with similar constant traffic: shipyard, train yard, trucking distribution centers. Though in all fairness, having the canvas of the night sky makes this really special. Shipyards might be ok in that regard, but they surely don’t have the fast turnaround of an airport.