The director of this show, Zhang Yi Mou, is the same man who directed the introduction of the Chinese Olympics. Its worth going all the way to China just to see this. The stage is the Li jiang river, the backdrop is the mountains. We sat in the 'Assistant Directors' seats (second best seats, the best ones are the 'Directors seats') waiting for the last of the light to drop out of the sky so the show could commence. I focused on the actors and exposed for the lights, and then locked focus and exposure so it would not change during my short videos. All pictures were taken with my Panasonic GH2 camera and my 20mm lens. I was fortunate to have a barrier in front of my chair, I was able to rest my camera on it to keep it stable. The story is, of course, a love story, but its almost irrelevant that its impossible to understand a word.
The important thing here is the spectacle.
|Waiting for the light to drop out of the sky|
|The mountains are lit by spotlights. We spotted them the next day while walking in the local countryside.|