Paimpont Abbey in a different light! by vignouse

Paimpont Abbey in a different light!

Once again this year our local council have made the Abbey the focal point of the Christmas displays. Every evening there are four repeat performances of a fairy story about the moon laser projected onto the façade of the Abbey. This year, they have also added some mood lighting by way of varicoloured LED spotlights illuminating the trees which border Paimpont Lake.

Whilst you are watching the laser show, you are only peripherally aware of the light on the trees at the edge of your vision, so I choose to photograph the scene from the other side of the lake and make the trees and their reflections the star of the show. No doubt you'll get to see the fairy story itself soon!

You'll have guessed that this views best on black!
Its just ethereal on the black! There must be lots of people enjoying this display!! fav
December 19th, 2015  
Wonderful idea, and very cleverly represented by your shot Richard. Fav
December 19th, 2015  
Filigree trees...YES!
December 19th, 2015  
Stunning. Instant fav
December 19th, 2015  
Wonderful night shot of so much color and reflection.
December 19th, 2015  
Magnificent on black - FAV
December 19th, 2015  
So glorious, fav
December 19th, 2015  
Yes, I agree with Maggiemae too.
December 19th, 2015  
Oh gosh...this is gorgeous...fabulous colors, reflections
December 19th, 2015  
xo
wonderful night shot-and yes, striking on black
December 19th, 2015  
Yes this is gorgeous on black Richard, love the colorful trees and reflections!
December 20th, 2015  
Lovely!! Wonderful light, capture!
December 20th, 2015  
Sounds and looks magical. terrific on black x
December 20th, 2015  
Terribly pretty in all it's glory. I'm going to have to look away.
December 20th, 2015  
How pretty! I bet it is neat to see in person!
December 20th, 2015  
WOW!
December 20th, 2015  
Cool colors Richard. All the best for Christmas Richard.
December 20th, 2015  
Love the light and reflection! Reminds me of 'zoo lights' in Chicago and that I haven't been this year! Beautiful!
December 20th, 2015  
Lovely colours and reflections.
December 20th, 2015  
Having now tried a number of night time shots, I'm impressed by the crystal clear focus.
December 20th, 2015  
love the colors and reflections!!
December 20th, 2015  
@francoise Thanks Françoise... and it was at 1/5 sec hand-held... I did have quite a few duds though!
December 20th, 2015  
What brilliant use of color and you've captured its essence in a superb picture. I see you have a new toy ;)
December 20th, 2015  
@jborrases I do have a new toy, but not the D750 that I used for this shot... I've had that some months. The new toy is the Fuji X100T which I was using earlier in the month.
December 20th, 2015  
great shot, I love the reflections
December 20th, 2015  
@vignouse great toys both ;)
December 20th, 2015  
Wonderful night image.
December 20th, 2015  
This is awesome! The colors and reflections are terrific!
December 20th, 2015  
I can imagine the people drawn to this display.
December 20th, 2015  
Beautiful.....FAV! What a scene....I love this view that you chose with the reflections over the water!
December 21st, 2015  
wow - beautiful and even more beautiful on black.
Merry Christmas, Richard. Hope to 'see' more of you in 2016
December 21st, 2015  
It's beautiful, great reflections!
December 22nd, 2015  
I love the colors and reflections! félicitations!
December 22nd, 2015  
I love all the shots you are posting of the lit up abbey and grounds.
December 23rd, 2015  
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