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Light sabres

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 15 November 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Difficult NOT to conclude that these people were watching (or imagining) some fight scenes from Star Wars!
These fountains in Roker Park, Sunderland were constantly dancing up and down and changing colours in time with a selection of great music (Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights from the Romeo and Juliet Suite for instance, as well as Republica's Ready to Go). There was a reason for the musical choices of course, the old Roker Park home of Sunderland AFC, is just a few yards away, and these pieces are now regularly played as the teams take the pitch at the newer Stadium of Light.

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ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Wonderful blue.

15 Nov 2013 5:09am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Musical fountains are million dollar deal. This picture has been quite successful and that presents a fine work of art.

15 Nov 2013 5:19am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe nocturne

Bonne journée

15 Nov 2013 6:02am

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice blue light and reflections.

15 Nov 2013 6:06am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid capture

15 Nov 2013 6:18am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

cool art

15 Nov 2013 8:04am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide et féérique!!!

15 Nov 2013 8:10am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

haha the force is strong here. They do look like lightsabres.

15 Nov 2013 8:32am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely lighting on the jets of water.

15 Nov 2013 8:48am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good night shot
well done

15 Nov 2013 9:01am

Toscana from Baden, France

Blue light and music ..... the top !!!
Have a nice friday, Catherine.

15 Nov 2013 9:05am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful capture, Curly - I can well imagine the music rising with the fountains.

15 Nov 2013 9:43am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

It is nice

15 Nov 2013 10:06am

Florence from Paris, France

Darth Vador is back.

15 Nov 2013 10:25am

Pnyks from Warsaw, Poland

Nice capture!

15 Nov 2013 12:00pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Beautiful image, Curly - those lit fountains are wonderful! I bet it's pretty cool to watch these interact with the music.

15 Nov 2013 12:06pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Makes for a super scene, love the colors

15 Nov 2013 12:15pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An excellent exposure, and these children add that sense of delight to the frame.

15 Nov 2013 1:21pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful intense blue in these fountains Curly! May the force be with you! ;-)

15 Nov 2013 1:39pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful nighttime capture with gorgeous colors and reflections!! And the perfect title, too. Your title reminds me of the tryouts that are going on here for the new Star Wars movie, due out in December 2015.

15 Nov 2013 3:49pm

Steyn from Portland, United States

Bravo..super shot!

15 Nov 2013 4:42pm

David from Avranches, France

A long long time ago in a galaxy just down the road....

15 Nov 2013 4:43pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

May the force be with you Curly!

15 Nov 2013 4:47pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous image of these lights

15 Nov 2013 5:53pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent night capture of this wonderful scene ... the blue sabres and their reflections are superb !!!

15 Nov 2013 6:40pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Cracking shot, light sabers at dusk!

15 Nov 2013 7:29pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent text and magnificent image. Water and light are wonderful together! Best, Adela

15 Nov 2013 7:36pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Super Image and a nice Story to go with it.

15 Nov 2013 8:35pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous color and reflection. It must have been amazing to watch this. Wonderful title!

15 Nov 2013 9:29pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A superb image of the dancing water!

15 Nov 2013 9:50pm

Steyn from Portland, United States

Seven stabs into the night..wonderful image!

15 Nov 2013 11:28pm

Devi from Chennai, India

A brilliant image...vibrant visual!!!

16 Nov 2013 11:39am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very nice long time exposure.

16 Nov 2013 1:39pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

where's Luke and Obi

18 Nov 2013 12:26pm

franz from Baden, Austria

beautifully surreal !!!

18 Nov 2013 3:48pm

8 seconds
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)