It’s been done once, but as with almost any world record, it’s inevitable it will be done time and time again, with each new attempt more grandiose than the last.
We’re talking light painting orbs. Last time we covered the Guinness World Record for most light orbs in an image it was from the The East Coast Light Painting group. This time, it’s a group of six India-based men who upped the ante, from 200 light orbs to 900.
The feat was accomplished by Satwik Sharma, Ankur Bansal, Sanchit Kapur, Shobhit Tiwari, Jeswin Rebello and Arun Pandit. Unlike the previous record though, this photograph utilized the power of machines, not man, to accomplish the task.
Not only were there more orbs, but each of them were smaller, as the team realized it was easier to make smaller orbs than to capture a wider perspective.
Using small motors, LEDs and a little DIY magic, the team made strips of rotating LED lights, which appeared as orbs in long exposure images. According to a blog post on Light Painting Photography, it only took the team two attempts to capture the incredible image.
To read a thorough interview about the process, you can head on over to Light Painting Photography, where Satwik Sharma talks about the team’s endeavor to break the world record.
Let’s see how long it takes for this one to get broken.