Sunday, 15 February 2015

Lights In Motion - The e-Luminate Festival


I took a stroll around Cambridge's festival of lights last year, but it's back again, bigger and better in 2015. Last year I took a lot of photos and a short video, but this time I concentrated on taking moving pictures. I filmed a lot then chopped it down to a manageable 3 minutes for you. 

The organisers say that one of their aims was to bring attention to buildings that might otherwise not be noticed by local residents. Regular readers of this blog will know that there's not much danger of that happening with this local resident!

Click on the image below to watch the video:



In case you want to know the places you've just seen:

  • street scenes in Rose Crescent and Trinity Street
  • Cambridge Guilhall with market traders packing up their stalls
  • Trinity Street with the tower of St John's College Chapel appearing, in green, in the background
  • several views of St John's College Chapel lit with different colours - "Colour Definition" by Dan Kirby and SGM Light 
  • the Mathematical Bridge, Queens' College - "Crossing" by Sudio of Cinematic Architecture and Showave
  • the Fitzwilliam Museum - part of "Light Progression" by Susie Olczak, Pulsar & Hawthorn
  • the Senate House and The Old Schools Building with projected black and white images - "Line" by Ross Ashton, Panasonic and Hawthorn - incredible stuff!
  • passing appearances and soundtrack by the good people of Cambridge



Take care





15 comments:

  1. That must have been an incredible sight John. Your photos are wonderful!

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  2. Beautiful John. I have said before, your photographs would make a beautiful book.

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  3. The black and white show was stunning!! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Nice video! The black and white patterns on the one building were very cool.

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  5. Nicely done! Those patterns were amazing! Can't imagine how they do that.

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  6. The black and white ones were mesmerising. Beautifully filmed too, as always.

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  7. It would have been amazing to see John with your wealth of wonderful architecture. I was unable to see the video but maybe that relates to my settings.

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  8. the buildings look so pretty with the colored lights.

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  9. Reminds me of the Vivid Festival we have here. However I feel that I would enjoy yours more. The crowds for our light festival have become so bad that's it's become an unpleasant experience and I avoided it last year. (the Opera House always looks awesome though)

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  10. So pretty with all the lights.

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  11. John , what a dramatic show of lights on your fabulous architecture. Especially like the building with the kaleidoscope-type filters on the light lens. At least I think that is how they accomplished all those marvelous configurations. -- barbara

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  12. I hope the residents of your area are reading your blog. The organizers would thank you over and over. :)

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  13. we really do get accustomed to seeing things in a certain way....after awhile you don't even 'see' anymore. I see the festival as a way to draw our attention back to these fabulous edifices. I especially like the black and white show....wow!

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  14. No, you don't miss much. Very interesting show, although I got a bit dizzy a couple of times.

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