My first Light Trails


Long exposures at night have always been one of my favorites. Catching all the light trails from cars and the city lights.

Its continue to be popular subject matter for many photographers and they can actually be a great training ground for those wanting to get their cameras out of manual mode and to experiment with shooting in low light at longer exposures.

To capture light trails, long shutter speeds would be needed and a tripod since long shutter speed would blur out at the slightest shake. After all the settings are done, it is all about choosing the location, thinking about timing and framing the image.

To shoot great light trails, try a very slow shutter speed such as 20 seconds, a relatively small aperture to keep those distant buildings or trees looking focused, and the lowest ISO possible to avoid image noise.  It is imperative that your camera remains as steady as possible to keep all stationary objects clear and defined while capturing smooth lines of car light trails.

My first road light trails view from Pekan Rabu flyover in Alor Setar. I know the shutter speed wasn’t slower enough but I still captured the drama..

Playing with the manual setting while my brother Irfan had fun with his firework!

Should have capture more light trails after this ;)

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