Sometimes, a stunning series of photographs doesn’t take much altering or fancy equipment. In Kevin Cooley’s case, all he needed was an emergency flare, a snow-covered landscape, and a camera that allowed him to take long-exposure shots as he fired said flare into the sky. The result? Several breathtaking photos of tall beams of light bending and reaching for the sky against a brilliant blue background in his newest collection, Lights Edge. Click through for a gallery of images from the series, which we discovered at PetaPixel, and visit Cooley’s website to see more of his work.