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Mallory, a product photographer and a work-from-home image reviewer, originally shared his brilliant vacation photos on Reddit, where he also explained their motives: “Our goal from the beginning was to show the unique characteristics of each park but to add a modern twist to each landscape.” Some of the national parks the couple traveled to include the Badlands National Park in South Dakota, Redwoods National Park in California, Crater Lake in Oregon, and Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

Related: This National Park in Utah has one of the darkest night skies on Earth

The couple waited a half-hour to an hour-and-an-half after sunset for the best dark conditions before shooting the photos. Equipped with a Sony a7II camera, Mallory was able to capture long-exposure shots of both Jacob’s still silhouette and the great range of movement of the LED hoop using a tripod and remote trigger. Jacob’s smart LED FutureHoop was programmed to glow different colors that matched the backdrop of each National Park. For more pictures, visit Mallory’s Flickr page.

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Images via Grant Mallory