They are interesting. Looks like a forest from a faery tale
It was magical and there were (actor) faeries. Without light you noticed the earthy smell of the forest more.
love the surreal lighting, we have an annual light festival here in Sydney which I enjoyed for the first few years but stopped going when it became too much about advertising. I don't know who Westonbrit is but resent seeing their ad in this context!
Westonbirt is the name (and the place) of the National Aboretum. 600 acres - home to 2,500 species and 5 national Collections of trees. Over a hundred champion trees, so we are lucky to live nearby. Every year they light up a trail through the woods and it is very popular- in fact brings in loads of revenue to support the place. It is run by the Forestry Commission with help from lots of volunteers.
This seems to be one of those events that demonstrates how magical light is, and how it changes our perceptions. Familiar forms become unfamiliar; ubiquitous becomes unique and non events become highlights! I like too that you said without vision the earthiness was more apparent - how good to notice that.