Photographer's Note

One can not leave the Yangshuo area without having witnessed the superb show "Sounds and lights" given each evening in the unique scenery of the karstic mountains around the Li River.
A grandiose spectacle as they are so well known to realize the Chinese. "Impressions Liu Shanjie" is played by no less than 600 extras in front of some 3000 spectators per performance.

A wonderful festival of colors, lights, laser beams, music and costumes ... the scenes, the songs and the dances evoke the local life of yesteryear and the fame of a legendary singer who became famous thanks to an exceptional voice. Obviously added to the scenario a heartbreaking love story ...
The scene, the lake of Li and illuminated mountains in the background is absolutely beautiful and extends over distances of the order of a kilometer or more!

The staging of the show took nearly five years under the direction of Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, renowned among others for its opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.
Side shots, a challenge, especially when there is no tripod and with all this crowd of spectators. Not easy to succeed, nocturnal photos with hands raised !

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Additional Photos by Jean Saint Martin (jemaflor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13620 W: 378 N: 11702] (125247)
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