Long exposure photos of glowsticks in a waterfall

All photos: Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard/From The Lenz

In "Neon Luminance," San Francisco-based photographers Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard transform the scenic waterfalls of Northern California into psychedelic spectacles using a colorful range of high-powered, military-grade glow sticks.

After the glow sticks are dropped into the water, the current creates beautiful neon trails of light that are captured by a camera set with exposure times ranging from 30 seconds to 7 minutes. Throw in some ambient moonlight and strategically placed lasers, road flares and head lamps, and you've got the perfect recipe for some truly brilliant long-exposure photography.

To avoid polluting the water with plastic and toxic, chemiluminescent goo, the duo made sure to collect the unopened, buoyant sticks at the end of each exposure.

For more fascinating photography by Sean and Kristoffer, check out the From The Lenz website or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Long exposure photos of glowsticks in a waterfall
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Catie Leary is a photo editor at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.