Photography is a brilliant way to be expressive. With cameras now becoming cheaper, more and more people are seeing it as a creative outlet and for good reason too. Here we present twelve beautiful images by photographer Stephen Orlando which capture canoers and kayakers in motion.

The images were made by a programmable LED that blink and changes color over time, which were attached to the ends of the oars. With a long exposure from the camera (in this case, around 20-30 seconds between each take), the canoes become invisible in the photo, but the paddle movements show what can only be described as a beautiful light show in motion.

Have a look below and be amazed.


With such brilliant displays of color, some of these images of canoeing look almost like beautiful stones that have been skimmed across the water.

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