Yes this is actually a photo not a piece of digital art. If you ever get a chance to visit a Luminarium please do. It’s breathtaking in reality. This photo does not really do it justice. It is much more dramatic and vibrant in reality. It is such a magical and uplifting place to visit.

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  • 1001cards
    1001cardsalmost 5 years ago

    never heard of a Luminarium and not sure we have one where I live, but I shall ask if Montreal do. Is it about light and its different effects ? is it art oriented ?
    striking colors here ! and very nice shapes. =)

  • Thanks Aimelle. A luminarium is actually a temporary structure made of silk or something similar….I suppose much like a big balloon or a parachute. They usually erect them wherever there is a big fair or something. It is blown up with air so constantly has a generator pumping air into it as long as it’s erected. There can be lots of corridors of different colours inside and the colours can be really dazzling. You may need your sunglasses on too as some colour combinations really seem to jump at you and make you really dizzy. What really gives the colour that luminance is the daylight coming through the fabric from the outside. I suppose it could remind one of waking up inside a brightly coloured tent in the morning…that amazing light that seems to come through the fabric, even on an overcast day. Sometimes they can be called colourscapes. Amazing experience though. Hope you get a chance to visit one sometime. Cheers, Orla :)

    – Orla Cahill Photography

  • forgot to say also….one of the photos that I took of these came out almost white as I was on a cross-section of corridors with a multiplicity of colours which was really amazing…but you know what happens when you mix all the colours of light together…like a rainbow’s colours…the result is white…

    – Orla Cahill Photography

  • 1001cards
    1001cardsalmost 5 years ago

    how interesting Orla ! thank you so much for taking the time to explain me all this. Now, I will have to find this somewhere !! =D

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