Glowstick Waterfall

Photo credit: Sean Lenz

This is not a nuclear disaster nor the work of Photoshop, but rather the effect caused by throwing industrial-grade glow sticks into the waterfalls of California. Photographer Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard used long exposure techniques that would keep the camera’s shutter open anywhere from 30-seconds to 7-minutes to create the surreal waterfalls. Kristoffer says, “This project came from months of refining a simple idea that finally turned into a concept worthy of using for an entire series. We were both fascinated by artificial light such as glow sticks, lasers, flares, and being big on landscape photography we tied them together in hopes of creating something that we had never seen before.” Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Yves Rossey, the real-life rocket man who took to the skies in Dubai.