Homestuck Beta Kids Day 4: Fancystuck!

Is this fancy enough for you? i sure hope so. It is celebration of peace treaty being made between Derse and Prospit, thanks to our heroes! being a kid, of course dave will take selfies with him and his friends in fancy clothes. he also want to get john out of picture, so he got all the ladies instead. john will get his revenge on this later.


Let’s join the Department of Luminous Light Painting as they ooh and aah over these marvelous experimental photos by Brazilian photographer Vitor Schietti. For an ongoing series entitled Impermanent Sculptures Schietti uses fireworks and long-exposure photography to make trees appear to be raining showers of brilliant light. Each photo is actually a combination of as many as 12 shots.

Here’s how Schietti describes his dreamy project:

“The series is the result of several years of research on long exposure photography, and the usage of ND filters was vital to find a perfect balance between the fading twilight and the brightness of the fireworks. Only a few attempts were allowed per day, since the time frame during which this balance is possible is very narrow (30 to 50 minutes). The Brazilian central plateau, in a kind of savanna called “Cerrado” was the scenery for most of these experimentations. The margins of the lake Paranoa, the streets and some iconic monuments from Brasilia were also locations for some of the light paintings. It’s important to say the series is an ongoing process, and more will follow in the coming year or so.”

Head over to Vitor Schietti’s website to check out more of his work, including additional photos from Impermanent Sculptures.

[via Colossal]


Today we learned that attaching fireworks to a small quadcopter drone and taking long-exposure photos as it flies around gets you right into the Department of Luminous Light Painting. That’s exactly what professional concert photographer Calder Wilson did to create these three awesome photos.

Wilson is still experimenting with this technique, which he started testing back in January using fireworks leftover from New Year’s Eve celebrations.

“…Wilson recommends that firework drone photos be done with at least two people. You’ll need to carefully plan triggering the camera shutter, lighting the firework on the drone, taking off, and piloting while the camera is exposing the shot. In one of his shots, Wilson managed to capture a prominent moon halo behind his firework light trails.”

Visit Calder Wilson’s website to check out his professional photography. You can also follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

[via PetaPixel]


We can’t take out eyes off this mesmerizing work of kinetic art by artist collective Random International. Entitled Study for Fifteen Points, it was created an experiment to study the “minimal amount of information that is actually necessary for the animated form to be recognised as human.”

The piece consists of 15 black ‘arms,’ each tipped with a white LED. Together their movement mimics the motion of a human figure walking in place:

Follow Random International on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with their latest fascinating creations.

[via Colossal]

Odyssey: Otherworldly Macro Footage of Ink, Oil and Soap Images by Ruslan Khasanov

Several years ago, Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasanov was cooking with oil and soy sauce when he stopped to appreciate the strange relationship between the two fluids as the pooled and mixed in unexpected ways. The observation lead to his creation of Pacific Light, a sort of experimental music video meets science project that captures the up-close interactions of ink, oil, and soap. Khasanov just released a follow-up video—now with glitter!—called Odyssey. Music by Ilya Beshevli.