Long-Exposure Neon Waterfalls Photo Series [Gallery]

The amazing photo series captures striking glow sticks images.

  • Photo: From the LenzPhoto: From the Lenz
  • Photo: From the LenzPhoto: From the Lenz
  • Photo: From the LenzPhoto: From the Lenz
  • Photo: From the LenzPhoto: From the Lenz
  • Photo: From the LenzPhoto: From the Lenz

What will result from combination of Cyalume glow sticks, Northern California waterfalls and two talented photographers? The answer is this series of long-exposure pictures, part of a project aptly titled “Neon Luminance.”

The photos, taken by photographers Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard of the multimedia production company From the Lenz, were created “by dropping glow sticks into the water and snapping pictures of the multi-colored objects as they floated down steep drop-offs,” reports The Huffington Post.

“Keeping the shutter open for 30 seconds to seven minutes, the resulting long exposure images show trails of neon lights that look like they belong on another planet,” the publication adds.

By the way, advocates for the environment can relax, as the project made no impact on the ambient, the Cyalume sticks remained sealed throughout the shoot and the buoyant props were collected at the end of the exposure.

Scroll through the images below for more of the gorgeous waterfall photos. You can see other long-exposure illumination on the artist’s website here.

By the way, there is one more incredibe and breathtaking sight: the world’s biggest natural flower garden, Dubai Miracle Garden.

Located in Dubailand near the Arabian Ranches and opened on Valentine’s Day, Dubai Miracle Garden has become a home for over 45 million flowers over a 72,000 sq metre site and, as well as traditional flowerbeds.

The amazing garden features topiary-style displays with blooms fashioned into various forms of hearts, stars, igloos, pyramids and so on.

This tourist attraction predicted to attract one million visitors a year once fully established, was developed by the landscaping company Akar. Floral displays will change each season so that repeat visitors will have a new experience each time.

Visitors, short of breath by the beauty of the world’s largest garden, have dubbed it a little “piece of Eden”, many admitting they discovered the destination by accident.

Kate Holbrooke, a Canadian who has been living in Dubai for nine years, is still exited of what she saw: “Why aren’t they telling people about this? I’ve never seen such a beautiful sight as this.”

A mother of two-and-half-year-old twins Layla and Siena and resident of Falcon City, Kate revealed that she never imagined a “piece of Eden” could be possible in the desert.

“I’ve been to so many cities but have never seen anything like this,” she said.
Besides the flower-decked perimeter wall, there are special landscaping designs, horizontal and even vertical, for each area: arc-shaped walkways, a pathway covered with colourful mini-umbrellas, 10-metre-high flower pyramids, water bodies and flower-decked vintage or designer cars.

As Gulf News reports, a golf cart can be requested for special-needs or elderly visitors. There are public toilets, ablution and prayer rooms.

“It looks like a perfect pre-nuptial or wedding destination,” said Cathy, a British woman who attended thr wonderful garden by accident. 
There’s ample space for outdoor recreation and provision for retail outlets.

The Miracle Garden contains species of flowers which have been planted for the first time in the Gulf region, said park developers.

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