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Potatoes Ain’t Got Nothing On This Glowing Orange Battery

Okay, so we all know by now that a certain beloved vegetable can power our clocks and malicious sentient supercomputers, as well as serve use in about a bazillion different recipes. So what’s fruit been up to? Oh, I don’t know, LOOKING AMAZING.

Using technology previously pioneered by potatoes, photographer Caleb Charland fashioned an orange battery as the subject for one of his shoots, crossing scientific ingenuity and artistic expression in this wonderfully crafted photograph. All it took to capture this gorgeous shot was some skewers to hold the individual wedges in place, copper wires, galvanized nails, and one LED light in the center of the orange. Oh, and a 14-hour exposure time due to the incredibly dim light emitted by the LED. Regardless, the results, as you can see, are quite illuminating.

via Colossal/ photography by Caleb Charland

By Brian Yamamoto

Brian earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton with an emphasis in Photocommunications. He is a self-proclaimed ramen aficionado and dabbles in photography and writing in his spare time. While almost a carnivore, he doesn't shy away from partaking in peculiar cuisine whenever he's offered the chance. Some of his current culinary obsessions include home-made peanutella, gastropub burgers and sea urchin sashimi.

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