St Marys Cambridge Dowsing Sound Collective E-Luminate 2016 Opening Concert

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016

Brightening up what is usually a dark damp month, the e-Luminate festival created a wonderful atmosphere around Cambridge. It’s the fourth year of the festival, and once again many of the city’s most iconic buildings were lit up with colourful lights, and I really enjoyed capturing it.

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Senate House and Cyclists
Colour Your City With Light: Susie Olczak | Senate House, Cambridge

As well as the light installations, there were events around the city, starting with the opening night at Great St Mary’s Church. People were queuing around the church to watch the a concert by the Dowsing Sound Collective, who were brilliant as always.

St Marys Cambridge Dowsing Sound Collective E-Luminate 2016 Opening Concert 2

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Dowsing Sound Collective Opening Concert 3

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Dowsing Sound Collective Opening Concert 4

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Dowsing Sound Collective Opening Concert 5

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Dowsing Sound Collective Opening Concert 6

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Dowsing Sound Collective Opening Concert 7

 

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Dowsing Sound Collective Opening Concert 8

 

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Dowsing Sound Collective Opening Concert 9

On Saturday night we went on a trail of light tour, where we held some rather funky light sticks and went between three of the colleges, where there was music playing in the chapels.

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Peterhouse College Chapel

The chapels were very different, with the architecture inside Peterhouse particularly impressive – it was designed by Christopher Wren.

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Pembroke College Chapel

Pembroke College Chapel Cambridge, part of the Trail of Light tour.

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Pembroke College Chapel

Later in the week I couldn’t resist going out and having a play with some long exposures. It was freezing cold, but worth it for these shots.

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Gonville & Caius College

Casting a Light: Malgosia Benham at Gonville & Caius College. I captured this image using a shutter speed of 15 seconds to get some bicycle light trails, and an aperture of f16 to get a star effect on the main light.

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Gonville & Caius College

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Gonville & Caius College

 

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Gonville & Caius College

 

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016

Behind the scenes of the lights at Gonville & Caius, that’s a lot of LEDs!

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Senate House

Venn: Ross Ashton & Susie Olczak | Senate House Cambridge

E-Luminate Cambridge 2016 Senate House and Gonville & Caius College

 

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