25 Beautiful Winning Photographs Of The Northern Lights Contest By “Capture The Atlas”

“The Hunt’s Reward” By Ben Maze Tasmania, Australia

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Nature is a beautiful place and in these hard times when everything seems kinda sad and dull, it’s always nice to look at some amazing things. These photographers managed to capture one of the wonderful things nature has given us—aurora borealis. This beautiful phenomenon occurs in the high-latitude regions because of the disturbances in the magnetosphere caused by the solar wind. Continue reading »

Photographer Explores The Relationship Between Photography And Painting Through The Use Of Light

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According to Bored Panda community member named ‘hi’: “Using 35mm black and white film, I wanted to explore the relationship between painting and photography through the use of light. Inspired by the impressionism movement, I aimed to create photographs that would look more like paintings than images, and make the viewer question what they are actually looking at.” Continue reading »

Energy-Saving Lighting System Turns Night Sky Purple in Sweden


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For the past couple of months, residents of two small towns on the southern coast of Sweden have been experiencing a peculiar nighttime phenomenon – the sky turning a bright magenta. Continue reading »

Former Audi Designer Develops Star Wars Inspired Bike Lights To Increase Safety In Traffic

The result can be spectacular when lightsabers and minimalism collide. Former car designer, Octavian Richea, decided to take a radical approach on the classical bike light design. The LUMMA Lights concept challenges the single light method used by bikes today. Continue reading »

“Hong Kong Hallucinations”: Fantastic Urban Photography By Johannes Heuckeroth

Stunning nightscapes by Johannes Heuckeroth, a talented photographer, and designer currently based in Fürth, Germany. Johannes focuses mainly on cityscapes, architecture, urban, and landscape photography. Heuckeroth recently visited Hong Kong to capture stunning nightscapes, architectures, and urban landscapes. Continue reading »

Japanese Photographer Tantan Turns A Rainy Night In NYC Into A Dreamy Wonderland

Tantan, a young Japanese creator who counts photography among a list of talents which also include videography, musical creation, music festival management, marketing and modeling, happened to be visiting New York City on a rainy night when he felt compelled to take out his camera. Continue reading »

Photographer Juuso Hämäläinen Captures Breathtaking Photos Of Magical Northern Lights And Landscapes

Spectacular night landscapes by Juuso Hämäläinen, a talented 23-years old self-taught photographer, educator, and adventurer from Tampere, Finland. Juuso focuses mainly on nature, outdoor, and landscape photography. Continue reading »

“Under The Electric Sky”: Beautiful Portrait Photography In Neon Lights By Tom Dewh

Tom Dewh is a talented self-taught photographer and retoucher currently based in Los Angeles, California. Tom focuses on portraiture, he shoots marvelous fashion, beauty, lifestyle and moody portrait photography. Dewh uses Nikon D750 camera with Nikon 85mm 1.8 and Sigma 35mm 1.4 lens. Continue reading »

Tokyo Lights Up At Night In New Glow-In-The-Dark Furoshiki Scarf

Featuring a special soft touch glow-in-the-dark paint, the design by Hannah Waldron captures the Japanese megalopolis’s towering architecture in a contemporary, slightly abstracted design. Mount Fuji and a star-spangled sky watch over the city on a background of cerulean blue, accented with red and white. Throughout the day, the glow-in-the-dark paint absorbs ambient light, and at night the city’s windows light up. Continue reading »

Japanese Company Has Made Authentic Wall Lights Out Of… French Bread

A bread has some interesting charms. There’re potentials besides just as food. Pampshade is a handmade product made from real bread. Continue reading »

Polish Stalkers Turned The Lights On In Pripyat, 31 Years After Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

Pripyat is a radioactive ghost town just outside Chernobyl, the site of the infamous nuclear disaster in 1986. Deep within the Exclusion Zone, the city has been permanently evacuated. Because of the contamination, officially you can’t live there, although 200 or so defiant oldster locals still do. They just kept on going back to their houses until the officials gave up. Continue reading »

Colossal Sculptural Lights By David Trubridge Have Been Added To A Treewalk In New Zealand

To help make your nights a little bit brighter, New Zealand based designer David Trubridge and Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua have worked together to create Redwoods Nightlights, New Zealand’s first design-led tourism experience that features a suspended tree walk surrounded by 30 of Trubridge’s custom made light fixtures. Each of the light fixtures included in the treewalk, some of which are over 8 feet tall, were first made in Trubridge’s workshop by him and his team. Continue reading »

Beard Lights Will Turn Your Beard Into A Christmas Tree

Forget beard baubles and glitter beards, hipsters are now opting for twinkling fairy lights as the latest way to add an extra festive touch to chin fuzz in 2016’s hottest Christmas trend. Continue reading »

Spectacular Origami Lights By Umut Yamac

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This is amazing! Created by a London-based architect and designer with Turkish heritage, Umut Yamac, this is the Perch Light family. The light was originally designed in 2014 as a limited edition of 20, but just recently Yamac created this graceful configuration called the Perch Light Family for Moooi, which launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan. The family of lights features six sculptural lamps of origami birds perched on branches – all made out of synthetic paper, brass, and steel. The best part? The birds on the branch swing when touched. Continue reading »

Vivid Sydney: Festival Of Lights In the Heart Of Australia

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Vivid is lighting up at Taronga Zoo for the first time with ten giant animal sculptures representing critical species the zoo is committed to protecting. Held annually, Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas running for 23 days. Continue reading »

The Red Lights Of Parisian Cafés: Dark And Gloomy Photos That Will Fill You With Trepedation

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With his series entitled Red Lights, the French photographer Blaise Arnold decided to document the red lights of Parisian cafes through dark and haunting photographs. Blaise Arnold captures unadorned the storefronts of cafes in Paris, Saint-Denis or Nanterre, illuminating the deserted streets like beacons in the night. Continue reading »

25,000 White Roses Made Of LED Lights For Valentine’s Day

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“Light Rose Garden” is originated from South Korea, an art installation project featuring 25,000 white roses made of LED lights for Valentine’s Day. Continue reading »

Light Up Your Dreams with Sturlesidesign’s Abstract Night Lights

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Etsy store SturlesiDesign makes all these minimalistic laser-engraved night lights and decorative lamps that, what with their geometric designs, are pretty darn cool. Continue reading »

The Northern Lights set a Glacier Aglow

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A pair of ice climbers have been snapped in front of a stunning aurora. Mike Stuart and Takeshi Tani were climbing the Athabasca Glacier in Alberta, Canada, when the aurora lit up the nights sky. They were photographed by famed night-time photographer Paul Zizka, who specialises in photographing auroras in some of Canadas most beautiful parks. Continue reading »

Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali also known as Deepavali and the “Festival of Lights”, is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November.

Before Diwali night, people clean, renovate and decorate their homes. On Diwali night, Hindus dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up diyas (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home, participate in family puja typically to Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity. After puja (prayers), fireworks follow, then a family feast including mithai (sweets), and an exchange of gifts between family members and close friends. Diwali also marks a major shopping period in nations where it is celebrated. Diwali is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji.

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A potter carries a basket filled with clay money boxes at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in New Delhi October 16, 2014. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)
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Northern Lights over the Bals-Fiord

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A tourist takes photos of an Aurora Borealis display (Northern Lights) over the Bals-Fiord north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik late September 30, 2014. (Photo by Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)
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Northern Lights Over The Europe


The northern lights as they are commonly known at Embleton Bay in Northumberland, on February 27, 2014. (Photo by Tom White/PA Wire) Continue reading »

Christmas Lights Around the World


Christmas trees are decorated in front of the Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco. (Photo by Lionel Cironneau/Associated Press) Continue reading »

Oakland Zoo Lights Up its ZooLights


Holiday lights illuminate animal figures at the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The zoo officially plugged in the lights, sights, and sounds of the season, and until January 5, 2014, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights will illuminate the night sky to celebrate the holiday tradition known as ZooLights. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) Continue reading »

Lucetta: Magnetic Bike Lights

Lucetta is an innovative set of two small magnetic bicycle lights. Easily attached to several different parts of a bicycle, the two small lights – white for the front, red for the rear – are switched on and off with just one click.

Designed to stay securely in place on even the bumpiest of roads, the lights give the option of a steady, slow or fast flashing beam, also selected with a ‘magic’ interaction.

Once a destination is reached, the lights are easily removed and may be linked together and slip in your pocket. The range of the beam is wide enough to reach vehicles, even if the light is tilted down. Lucetta embodies maximum utility and versatility.

The object is simple; it doesn’t have a technical look but a friendly feature, ‘clean’ and yet a bit mysterious. It is designed to take as little space as possible and to stay with other small personal things of everyday usage – keys, mobile phone, loose change – that ‘inhabit’ our pockets.

Design by Pizzolorusso for Palomar. Continue reading »