Light Painting World Record Set by 200 Glowing Orbs

See the Guinness-verified world record for most light orbs in a single long-exposure photograph.

by Becky Chung
Feb 27 2015, 7:20pm

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Apparently, there’s a Guinness World Record for the most light orbs in a single long-exposure photograph, and 12 photographers just set a new milestone with their image of 200 illuminated spheres. Andrew Wells, the previous record holder, spun 100 beams of light for half an hour to capture photograph “The Century of Light Orbs” in 2011. Last July, a team of light painters took over a field in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains with LED poles to become the subsequent reigning champions. According to Peta Pixel, the project has been verified by the official Guinness World Record committee, making 200 the number to beat. Below, check out a behind-the-scenes of the world's largest light painting in action:

A practice round

200 Orbs from 200 Orbs on Vimeo.

The East Coast Light Painting team pose in front of a painting made from super tall light sticks.

Previous record holder Andrew Wells created this photograph, Century of Orbs

See more photographs on the team's Flickr.


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