the colors of the atlanta beltline lantern parade

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the colorful displays of light that shine on the atlanta beltline every saturday after labor day is an annual event known as the atlanta beltline lantern parade. the parade, founded in 2010 by the Krewe of the grateful gluttons, has grown to more than 60,000 participants and spectators. it's a celebration of community, as anyone with a lantern can join and walk in the parade.

lacking a lantern, i set out to capture the colors of the night instead, using long exposures to create the crazy light trails you see here. all you need is a tripod and a camera where you can adjust shutter speeds to greater than 1 second. these here where all shot using a shutter speed of 30 seconds. 

the result? art created from a parade kicking off the art on the beltline exhibition!

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