These is a technique in photography called “long exposure” where the photographer allows the photo to be taken for an extended period of time as opposed to just capturing that one moment. Long exposure photography allows for stunning photos, if used properly. I believe the following photograph classified as being used properly.
The following is a photograph of San Francisco Airport at night. Long exposure photography has allowed the photographer to capture the movement of the airplanes, as seen by their lights. It may sound lame on paper but the end result is excellent. Check it out:
Pretty cool, huh?
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[Image credit: KP Tripathi]