light duality

i dug these out of my archives and decided to re-edit them. these were done with sparklers (morning glory) & the help of my sister. it was a really hot summer night too; we got pretty sweaty running around and such. there is a tutorial on how to do light painting with moth trails that i really want to try. & this glow doodle site is pretty neat, you can do light painting with your web cam.

& if you’d allow me to dork out for a moment, all this light painting makes me think of the wave-particle duality in physics. if you’d like some light reading, you can check out a nice concise article on the dual nature of light via nobel archives.

whether you are a physics dork or not, you have to agree that light sure is awesome. even blurry mistakes are pretty.


  1. maddy
    Posted July 26, 2011 at 10:12 | Permalink

    sparkler photos are my favorite. i always make matt figure out how to set the camera though (i’m learning!)

  2. Posted July 26, 2011 at 14:02 | Permalink

    So awesome. x hivenn

  3. Posted July 26, 2011 at 14:54 | Permalink

    Whoa, cool!

  4. Posted July 27, 2011 at 06:56 | Permalink

    What beautiful photographs! <3 It makes me want to play with sparklers so badly!

    lost in the haze

  5. Posted July 27, 2011 at 06:56 | Permalink

    I still need to learn how to do these, they are so pretty and light is so awesome 🙂


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