Image of the Week

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Skeletons of Light

(C) Janne Parvianen

From: Tripping the Light Fantastic: Artists Paint With Light by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics

Source: Janne Parvianen

Light painting is a 125-year-old art form where long exposure cameras capture the path of light, rending a sometimes other-worldly image. In 2011 Finnish artist Janne Parviainen produced a series of light paintings called “Light Skeletons” in the snow. When artists use a moving light source as a paintbrush, amazing things can happen.

-Katie McKissick

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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