Round-the-Clock Rumble: Cable Release: Night/Long Exposures Edition


For this rumble, we're asking you for your best long-exposure photo using a cable release.

We’re on a cable release frenzy as of late, and for the weekend we’re leaving you off with yet another rumble! This time, it’s another special function you could do with a cable release – long exposures! Pair you camera with your release and a tripod and you’re all set!

We’re looking for the best one-shot long exposures using a cable release (we’re counting on your honesty for this). Whether it be lightstreaks or a pristine nightscape, send it over!

Cheers to a great weekend!


Deadline: 24 hours

Allowed Cameras: Any analog camera photo not digitally enhanced. An addition for this rumble is the use of a cable release in composing the photo.


  • Winner – 10 Piggy points

Upload Limit: 1 Photo

Minimum Dimensions: At least 768px either width or height

Please note that sample photos are theme suggestions only. Feel free to be creative with your interpretation of the theme!

By submitting photos to this rumble, you agree that photos may appear for promotional materials for Lomography.

For contest rules and further info on rewards, uploading issues etc., please consult our Rumble F.A.Q.

written by kazarareta on 2008-10-17 in #competitions #rumble #round-the-clock #challenge


  1. adzfar
    adzfar ·

    Why I can't see any button to upload image?

  2. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    @adzfar: becouse the rumble start in about 24h :)

  3. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    hmmm...i want a cable release!

  4. strangerous
    strangerous ·

    I'm so happy! I just finished a whole series of cable release long exposure night shots! good timing!

  5. graefin
    graefin ·

    only 1? oooh that's gonna be a hard choice! (at least I'm online again. Missed so many rumbles this week)

  6. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    can i send a pic that you used as sample pic here?! :D

  7. graefin
    graefin ·

    submitted mine. Quick choices are the best.
    And this was really done with a cable relase otherwise my finger would have fallen off from holding down the release button.

  8. graefin
    graefin ·

    @meph: I think so :D best chances ;)

  9. d_i_hunter
    d_i_hunter ·

    Cable release and the poor man's tripod: sitting on the ground propped up with a couple of bricks (the camera that is, not me!)

  10. yoharryo
    yoharryo ·

    I'm really hoping these cable release competitions are some sort of announcement for a new (please be really long) cable release.

  11. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    does it have to be suare formated?! or medium format? does it count? i cannot decide!

  12. graefin
    graefin ·

    @yoharryo: there already is a long cable release available (10metres)!

  13. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    ok... i uploaded mine (why only ONE?!?!?!)
    cable release
    view from austrian embassy in london

  14. champi
    champi ·

    Props for graefin... I love this pic!!

  15. stinketier
    stinketier ·

    Graefins Pic is a Winnerpic.
    Fantastic Shot. I Love it really!

  16. graefin
    graefin ·

    vicuna's picture is awesome!

  17. larslau
    larslau ·

    WOW. That's a bunch of great pics! I don't have any cable release night shots...

    Is a new revolutionary lomo cable release+ on its way?

  18. boredbone
    boredbone ·

    wow! really awesome shots...

  19. drgonzo900
    drgonzo900 ·

    This is truely the most amazing rumble yet. All of you who have entered so far are blowing my mind with these shots! You have all inspired me to dig my cable release out of the closet and start shooting. THanks!

  20. knoepflmacher
    knoepflmacher ·

    oops. can you delete my second one? thanks

  21. drudolph
    drudolph ·

    Wow... not many images submitted. Great rumble though.

  22. drudolph
    drudolph ·

    I think either Tommynorth or chomdee have this one in the bag.

  23. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    oh oh... that will be a tough decission
    i like tommynorth and of course that wonderful, amazing capture of graefin so far... but 24h are not gone...

  24. agaltier
    agaltier ·

    like the mood in paperdoll's one ...

  25. agaltier
    agaltier ·

    hey dear admin, it would be nice if your applet for presenting the submissions have this feature : click on left part of current image leads to previous, and click on right part leads to next ..... no ?

    god luck, and good work you're doing these days .... a real dynamic

  26. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    mine was 5mins on a full moon night...surprising result!

  27. g_ray
    g_ray ·

    hmm...I was looking for that long cable release promoted by lomography. Is it already sold out??? I can't find it.

  28. graefin
    graefin ·

    wait a moment: How do people still manage to upload 3 pictures when it says "just one"?

  29. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    @agaltier: thank you so much! :)

  30. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    wow! how many super fantastic shots! and I bet I've saw the first letter "c".....
    however, my cable shot is made with a malfunctioning Lubitel 166b, no tripod and an high alcoholic rate in my veins...hahaha

  31. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    @graefin: yes, some people sent 3 shots...

  32. neja
    neja ·

    great stuff!

  33. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Fantastic shots for this gallery!!
    @graefin: thanks, and your shots is amazing! Kind of shot I'd like to shoot one day.... ;))

  34. graefin
    graefin ·

    @superlighter: haha :D

  35. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    it looks like underwater coral or something but it is a cable release LCA hooked onto a tree branch... oh the fun thing too is we have no yellow flash, it was just some yellowy light on like a 4 minute exposure, for fun

  36. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Hmm .... lots of cable release thingie goin on here ... is LSI launching some cable release soon? :P

  37. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    um it claims only one image per entry but many many people have 3 posted, what gives? Also it only lets me submit one and the directions say one, how did people manage to sneak in 3? no fair, do-over

  38. dotdotdot
    dotdotdot ·

    kinda weird to see FE2 shots here eh? Since when does FE2 have cable release?

  39. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    night pics taken with my lubitel

  40. alexcuterockerartist
    alexcuterockerartist ·

    maybe its a analogue camera that have a fisheye lens i think?? LOL

  41. drudolph
    drudolph ·

    The fisheye shots could have been done with an LCA and a fisheye lens attachment.

  42. drudolph
    drudolph ·

    Yeah... several people uploaded more than one shots. What gives?

  43. knoepflmacher
    knoepflmacher ·

    @ kazarareta could my second shot be deleted? unless there's a do-over

  44. lucasjakobsson
    lucasjakobsson ·

    @ everybody

    sorry that some people were allowed to upload more than one picture, we will only consider the first entries from each user. The reason that they could do it id due to a computer error. Once again, sorry!

  45. userno6
    userno6 ·

    one photo.....

  46. graefin
    graefin ·

    thanks lucas!
    This is only beta, I know, and beta means bugs *g*. So we know that you make a fair decision!

  47. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    ferro ud is my favo

  48. userno6
    userno6 ·

    I'm playing hide and seek with the submit button... I'm not winning.

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