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Enlighten Festival - part 3

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 23 March 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

As part of the festival, Parliament House was also 'enlightened'. A rare thing for this place! The design you see here shows the names of Federal electorates.

Art and design is by Peter Milne of The Electric Canvas. He mapped the artwork to the structure of the building; and used projectors to light up the facade.

This month’s Enlighten Festival transformed four of the city's iconic buildings in this way. Up next, we visit the National Gallery!

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Kenny from Eastsound, United States

This guy is very creative and you have captured his work so well.

23 Mar 2011 5:28am

saverio from Rome, Italy

bella composizione. il vuoto esalta lo scatto. bravo

23 Mar 2011 6:02am

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

This reminds me of the series of unbelievable colored spaces. This is quite amazing
and I most appreciate that you bring these wonders to our attention. Like a building
made from colored books and spines with titles. Wonderful massive space for this
amazing building and the driveway shimmers with gorgeous color.

23 Mar 2011 7:06am

@Phil David Morris: Thanks, Phil. Yes – a good comparison with my 'architects of air' series. In that set of shots the light effects were inside the soft plastic domes. Whereas here, the lighting is on solid exteriors.

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

nicely documented, i'm starting to think Canberra is a interesting place. Stephen maybe u should be working for the dept of tourism...

23 Mar 2011 7:17am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie composition ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

23 Mar 2011 7:32am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Good on the Parliament for allowing it! Great idea!

23 Mar 2011 7:37am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

I like this series very much!!!! Great shot!!

23 Mar 2011 8:07am

ORBIT from Kerman, Afghanistan

WOW! Love the colors. :)

23 Mar 2011 8:18am

tataray from france, France

Belle compo. Haute en couleurs .

23 Mar 2011 8:35am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

love how the light has 'texturized' the driveway.......gorgeous image Stephen!

23 Mar 2011 8:44am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful light and colours.. very nicely framed.

23 Mar 2011 8:50am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Reflections on the road are absolutely superb! Nice control!

23 Mar 2011 8:55am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful composition and superb colors !

23 Mar 2011 10:15am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Quite right. A real shortage of enlightenment amongst politicians. They need all the help they can get:) Nicely done

23 Mar 2011 10:28am

Franz from Baden, Austria

this is a most delightful and commendable project! lots of creative energy in it, and the results are a sight to see!

23 Mar 2011 10:47am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Colorful light effect...Great night shot.

23 Mar 2011 11:46am


mmm impressive

23 Mar 2011 12:07pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A riot of colour in this beautiful nighttime shot Stephen! Nicely captured! ;-)

23 Mar 2011 12:07pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

wow.. a festival of colors :)

23 Mar 2011 12:20pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Amazing capture! Beautiful colours and details!

23 Mar 2011 1:17pm

Juliango from Caen, France

Fantastic colours ! well done ! great job !

23 Mar 2011 1:24pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow! wonderful colors. excellent. good idea

23 Mar 2011 2:05pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A very dazzling portrait! I like the texture and the color...excellent treatment Stephen! thumbs up!

23 Mar 2011 2:07pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Beautiful. I really like the texture of the reflective road/path, too.

23 Mar 2011 3:13pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Beautiful! Very nice to watch the colors so good arranged,the reflections add a lot to the view
in this picture!

23 Mar 2011 4:21pm

Jochen from Wildschönau, Austria

fantastic pic .... you are the boss for night-images ;-)

23 Mar 2011 4:38pm

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Gratulation to the light artists and also for you for finding again an apt perspective and also enough patience to plant your tripod (as I suppose) and give that very detailed photo (as the street pattern and the reflections on it).

23 Mar 2011 4:42pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Awesome shot! Great colours and light...

23 Mar 2011 4:42pm

thami from Morocco

Scène transfigurée par l'éclairage festif !
Bonne semaine lumineuse et que la fête des couleurs se perpétue!

23 Mar 2011 4:52pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

beautiful night shot for the colours

23 Mar 2011 4:54pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I love the driveway! The patterns are cool and I know what you mean about the rarity of enlightenment....we have that same problem here.

23 Mar 2011 5:18pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. Amazing colours, lights and design. Wonderful composition. Great series ... Love it. Thanks for sharing ... :)

23 Mar 2011 5:33pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Another stunning night shot Stephen. You really do them so beautifully.

23 Mar 2011 7:14pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Beautiful night shot, the colors are great !

23 Mar 2011 7:41pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

waouh, que de couleurs !

23 Mar 2011 7:48pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Another spectacular image! Great colors and composition.

23 Mar 2011 9:36pm

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey dude
wow dude
thats superb

23 Mar 2011 9:37pm

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Very original i like it !!

23 Mar 2011 10:08pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Incredible! Thanks for sharing these with us.

23 Mar 2011 11:17pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

So colourful and brilliant, mate!
Superb night shot.

23 Mar 2011 11:59pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great. It even light us the walkway with pretty color.

24 Mar 2011 12:41am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

The UK parliament could never look so colourfully happy. Wonderful sharp image.

24 Mar 2011 1:19am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

This is a fabulous image! 5***** for me! WOW!

24 Mar 2011 1:21am

Lara from Vienna, Austria

wonderful light, wonderful colours, and a very artistic idea!

24 Mar 2011 8:25am

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Just gorgeous!

24 Mar 2011 10:14pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Haughtiness all these colors

28 Mar 2011 8:25am

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