Leaving your camera’s shutter open while taking a photograph can produce some beautiful effects. When the exposure time is increased, the camera has more time to collect light - and when your light is coming from glow sticks, well, you can get creative.
Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abilgaard of From the Lenz, gathered Cyalume glow sticks and dropped them into waterfalls in Northern California. The results are amazing, and they look like something out of a science-fiction movie. For the project, the photographers set their photographs’ exposure time between 30 seconds to seven minutes. The photographs are filled with greens, yellows, blues, and reds, all under a nighttime sky. You can track the movement of the glow sticks from the top of the waterfalls and as they travel through the streams.
Check out the rest of the images from "Neon Luminance” here. Then go dust off that old camera of yours and see what you can come up with.