Tuesday, December 4, 2012

50 Long Exposure Photographs of Bangkok You've Probably Never Seen Before

The following series of photographs were taken over the course of a decade while living & working in the capital city of Thailand.

Phaya Tai Road looking south towards Silom   © Michael LaPalme
Phaya Tai Road looking south towards Silom

Long-exposure photography
or time-exposure photography involves using a long-duration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements. The paths of moving light sources become clearly visible. Wikipedia
Cross-town Buses at the Victory Monument   © Michael LaPalme
Cross-town Buses at the Victory Monument
Bangkok has been my home for over a decade. I have spent countless hours exploring and documenting the city with my camera.
Democracy Monument, Bangkok   © Michael LaPalme
The Democracy Monument


Thai Candle Procession around Standing Buddha at Phuthamonton  © Michael LaPalme
Thai Candle Procession around Standing Buddha at Phuthamonton just east of Bangkok

The Pra Pinklao bridge over the Chao Phraya River © Michael LaPalme
The Pra Pinklao bridge over the Chao Phraya River
Soi Cowboy Red-Light District  © Michael LaPalme
Soi Cowboy and the Red-Light Districts around Ratchadapisek and Sukhumvit Roads
© Michael LaPalme
Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing next to Samranrat

© Michael LaPalme
Phahayotin Road at Aree

© Michael LaPalme
Intersection of Rama I & Phaya Thai Roads at Siam Square

Shoppers existing Siam Paragon wait for a taxi near Siam Square / National Stadium   © Michael LaPalme
Shoppers existing Siam Paragon wait for a taxi near Siam Square / National Stadium 


© Michael LaPalme
Phrom Phong, Sukhumvit Road

© Michael LaPalme
Chakraphet Road near Sampeang in Chinatown


© Michael LaPalme
Petchaburi Road

© Michael LaPalme
Pratunam - The Watergate District

© Michael LaPalme
Sri Ayuthaya Road looking east towards Phaya Thai

© Michael LaPalme
The "Memorial Bridge" at Saphan Put

© Michael LaPalme
Rama VIII Bridge over the Chao Phaya River


© Michael LaPalme
Wat Suthat & The Giant Swing (Sao Ching Cha)
© Michael LaPalme
Siam Square intersection with Henry Dunant

© Michael LaPalme
Sukhumvit Road at Nana
© Michael LaPalme
Wat Pra Kaew & The Grand Palace

© Michael LaPalme
Phahayotin Road intersection with Aree Soi 7

© Michael LaPalme
Cruise boat sailing down the Chao Phraya river under the Rama VIII Bridge

© Michael LaPalme
Sri Ayuthaya road under formidable monsoon skies.


© Michael LaPalme
Ratchadapisek intersection with Sukhumvit at Asoke

© Michael LaPalme
Sukhumvit intersection with Ratchadapisek Road

© Michael LaPalme
Bang Phlad at Dusk

© Michael LaPalme
Charoen Sanitwong Road

© Michael LaPalme
Bang Phlad

© Michael LaPalme
Phradipok Museum & Panfa Leela Bridge next to Golden Mount
© Michael LaPalme
Traffic police at the Grand Palace

© Michael LaPalme
Ratchaprasong Intersection at Rachawiti and Rama I Roads

© Michael LaPalme
Bowoniwet Temple in Banglampoo

© Michael LaPalme
The bridge leading up to Jor Por Ror intersection from Samsen Road

© Michael LaPalme
Odeon Circle in Yaowaraj

© Michael LaPalme
The view from in Pinklao looking towars Arun Amarin road

© Michael LaPalme
Nana - Sukhumvit Soi 4 


© Michael LaPalme
The view looking up river from the Pra Pinklao bridge

© Michael LaPalme
The Royal Hotel at Sanam Luang

© Michael LaPalme
Democracy Monument

© Michael LaPalme
Wat Lohar Prasat on Ratchadamnoen Avenue
© Michael LaPalme
Phra Athit Road at Santichaiprakarn Park

© Michael LaPalme
Sukhumvit Road - The Miracle Mile

© Michael LaPalme
Mahachai Intersection with Ratchadamnoen Avenue near Golden Mount

© Michael LaPalme
Victory Monument from the Baiyoke 2 Tower
© Michael LaPalme
Sukhumvit Road Soi 5

© Michael LaPalme
Samsen Railway Station near Kampaengphet Road

© Michael LaPalme
Intersection of Ratchawiti Road & Charoen Sanitwong

© Michael LaPalme
Charoen Sanitwong in Bang Phlad

© Michael LaPalme
ESCAP - United Nations Complex at the Makhawan Bridge 

© Michael LaPalme
 Michael LaPalme Self Portrait at Pra Pinklao Bridge in 2009


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