More than 20,000 sky lanterns filled the sky south of Las Vegas, Nevada during the 2014 RiSE Lantern Festival. The RiSE Lantern Festival incorporated the use of biodegradable lanterns which were lit and released at sunset. Leading up to the lantern release, guests were able to write personal messages on their lanterns. The festival culminated with attendees launching their lanterns in unison. The unison release can be seen at timecode 1:39 on the video and simply put, was amazing.
I shot this piece with timelapse cameras, a cineslider, and Canon cameras and lenses.