Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lantern Festival

For the last few years the local Chinese community have been putting on a lantern festival for a weekend near the end of Chinese New Year celebrations. I thought it would be a great opportunity to try out the Gorillapod I got for Christmas.

Here are just a few of the photos I took.

This one is my favourite:

It's the year of the ox:

The Gorillapod holds the camera still but not the people! This one is less blurry than most I took at the food stalls. (Later I took some deliberately blurry photos just for fun)

These two were taken early on when it was still fairly light:

No lantern festival would be complete without a dragon or two:


20th Century Woman said...

Wonderful photos, and I agree the first is the best, but the others are great, especially the dragon.

PatientlyWaiting said...

Very interesting :) Where is this located, again?

Kay Cooke said...

Beautiful photos - well done. We have a lantern festival here too, but on Mid-Winter's day. Very cold!