Chemiluminescence [kĕm′ə-lōō′mə-nĕs′əns] …as defined by Dictionary.com is the emission of light by a substance as a result of undergoing a chemical reaction that does not involve an increase in its temperature. Chemiluminescence usually occurs when a highly oxidized molecule, such as a peroxide, reacts with another molecule. The bond between the two oxygen atoms in a peroxide is relatively weak, and when it breaks the atoms must reorganize themselves, releasing energy in the form of light.
These light photographs were taken while I watched my Grandson Kevyn dance with glowsticks. I can almost hear his laughter in each photo of the magic that was made. Much like the reaction, the electrons in the molecules of the dye that absorb the energy given…prompting an ‘excited state’. Life is too short… so we should dance while we can and capture every moment.