I love night photography. It produces images that you just can’t take on a smartphone.

A long exposure at night of the Jefferson Memorial.

A long exposure of the Potomac River’s Great Falls in Winter.

You’ve probably seen many star trail photos, but have you ever seen a sun trail? Here is 13 minutes of sunrise in four pics layered on top of each other. The shots were taken using an eight-stop graduated density filter.

In a follow-up post to this week’s photo of the Geodesic Dome fountains, here is a close up shot of the Geodesic Dome. The long exposure was taken over 60 seconds.

This shot was taken at the National Cathedral in the side hall of the main chamber. An HDR version can be found here.

Want to take dreamy night shots that feature rich texture and starred lights? Here is how to do it.