A long exposure photograph of double pendulum’s LED light trails

This image is a real photograph, it was not generated using a computer. This photograph is a long exposure of 2 LEDs, each attached to the end of each pendulum on a double pendulum. The double pendulum shows some very interesting behavior for such a simple physical system.

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Taken with a Canon 550D and 18-55 mm lens.


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  • jozi1
    jozi1almost 2 years ago

    Fabulous shot,Michael :)

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    EdsMumalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations, Aug., 14/2012 — Shirley

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    artisandelimagealmost 2 years ago

    congratulations for you well deserved feature in the BLACK WITH A HINT OF COLOUR group !
    my best, francis.

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