college kids going home for break
The American collegiate system in one gif set
I DONT CARE WHAT KIND OF BLOG YOU HAVE
EVERYONE NEEDS A DANCING FESTIVE CARLTON
"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe" -Carl Sagan (at Planetario Ulrico Hoepli)
249 photos merged into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop. Made from a timelapse of the Northern Lights that I shot on October 8th, 2013. I thought I went far enough out into the field to line up Polaris (the north star) with the peak of the barn roof, but it turns out I went a little too far. I’m just happy I got a few decent timelapses of the Northern Lights. It’s something I’ve only seen a few times in my life.
In mid autumn, when the nights get longer in the northern hemisphere, we encounter numerous light festivals. And indeed, within the last ten years, more and more light festivals have globally emerged. The reason for the success of light festivals is simple, as the German curator Bettina Pelz concludes: “It’s actually fairly easy, because whenever you do something with light in cities in the night, then people do come. If you do it good, they come twice.”
As Pelz points out, light is an apt medium for evening events, since it easily attracts people. Communities have discovered the potential of lighting for city marketing, and the closer they plan their date to Christmas, the more they merge their illumination with the festive blinking lights of commercial Christmas markets.