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When Sparks Fly: 21 Electrifying Examples of Light Art at Play

Themed Collections

09 October 2017

Posted by LisaP

From carefully considered source to skilled manipulation, no single factor determines photographic success above the quality of the lighting. Luminosity, texture, tone and mood all depend on it without question. But you already knew that, right? If you like your photography brightly seasoned with a splash of unpredictability, then far from pure fundamental, your light source also offers fantastic creative opportunity in subject matter itself. Not to mention an excuse to run around with a torch. There’s that. In fact, flashlight, fibre optics, LEDs, steel wool…. the art of light painting puts an array of tools in experimental reach. It’s novel, it’s fun, and it puts you firmly in charge. We’ve compiled 21 images from high ground to fiery underground displays, showcasing the very best of the lively technique.

Sparks fly from a visual vortex in a fiery steel wool display beneath the city streets of Newcastle, Tyne and Wear.

Sparks fly from a visual vortex in a fiery steel wool display beneath the city streets of Newcastle, Tyne and Wear. Read less

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Ray Pritchard

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Light play and long exposure combine to create stunning woodland definition against a very foggy skyline at night.

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David Cory

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Silhouette figure spins bright neon rings into rippled reflection. A mesmerising light display on the verge of absolute darkness.

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Rob Cox

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An incandescent evening show from the Newcastle waterfront; a burning spun fountain cascades from the Swirle Pavillion onto the Quayside pavement below.

An incandescent evening show from the Newcastle waterfront; a burning spun fountain cascades from the Swirle Pavillion onto the Quayside pavement below. Read less

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andy Blakey

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A medley of colours dance beneath the evening illumination and elegant arch of Raspberry Island’s Heilmaier Memorial Bandstand, Minnesota.

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Jeff Schad

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Light bounces from the walls in an atmospheric view of St Nicholas’ Cathedral, where light painting plants a spiral tree in the compact vaulted crypt, Newcastle.

Light bounces from the walls in an atmospheric view of St Nicholas’ Cathedral, where light painting plants a spiral tree in the compact vaulted crypt, Newcastle. Read less

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Ray Pritchard

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Artistic license sets the darkness ablaze, as flaming orb and the gritty underground merge in a thrilling urban display.

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Martijn Kort

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Bright light winds its way into the closet and obscurity in a vivid low-angle shot just beyond reach of the cupboard door.

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Matthew Wignall

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A beaming orb illuminates the old brick limekiln and grassy ground, as history meets modern technique beneath Northumberland’s starry sky.

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Nigel Eve

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Molten streaks pierce the beach at Marsden Bay, in a dramatic spinning session between the sea stacks of the South Tyneside coastline.

Molten streaks pierce the beach at Marsden Bay, in a dramatic spinning session between the sea stacks of the South Tyneside coastline. Read less

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Ray Pritchard

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Light painting runs its course through the spectrum of colour and heavily adorned walls of the Old Vic Tunnels at Waterloo Station, London.

Light painting runs its course through the spectrum of colour and heavily adorned walls of the Old Vic Tunnels at Waterloo Station, London. Read less

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Ben Smart

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Fast hands pour a blazing steel wool waterfall into the cavernous locale in a dynamic display beneath the brick apex.

Fast hands pour a blazing steel wool waterfall into the cavernous locale in a dynamic display beneath the brick apex. Read less

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Beatriz

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Advantageous aspect and angular light painting combine in a gleaming monochrome composition of a Subaru aslant on the asphalt.

Advantageous aspect and angular light painting combine in a gleaming monochrome composition of a Subaru aslant on the asphalt. Read less

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Alexandra

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Sparks erupt in a golden whirl beneath the historic Grade II listed Park Street Gate in Queens Park, Brighton.

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James Miller

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Vibrant light art casts a glow beneath the A185 at Jarrow, where rainbow ribbons dance above the muddy puddle water.

Vibrant light art casts a glow beneath the A185 at Jarrow, where rainbow ribbons dance above the muddy puddle water. Read less

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Ray Pritchard

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An almost eerie view from the sewer underbelly, where distant illumination highlights the concentric circles and murky depths of Victorian architecture.

An almost eerie view from the sewer underbelly, where distant illumination highlights the concentric circles and murky depths of Victorian architecture. Read less

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Concrete Jungle

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Bright dashboard lights punctuate the otherwise inky interior of a car shrouded in a very hectic and hazy golden glow.

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Dave James

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Sparse woodland offers plenty of space to play with a bright ball of light amid the tall limbs of the forest.

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Paola Lema

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Rainbow light-painted ribbon snakes through the trees at night; a flamboyant splash of colour upon the dusky landscape.

Rainbow light-painted ribbon snakes through the trees at night; a flamboyant splash of colour upon the dusky landscape. Read less

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Dave James

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London’s Leadenhall Building and Walkie Talkie flank from on high, as a shower of sparks erupts in the Thames riverbed.

London’s Leadenhall Building and Walkie Talkie flank from on high, as a shower of sparks erupts in the Thames riverbed. Read less

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Michal Obuchowski

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Night crackles into life as a fierce mid-air spectacle catches an onlooker’s gaze in a celebratory New Year composition.

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vinod kandrapu

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