Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Lantern Festival

In every city in the world where there is an Asian population there will be a festival to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year.  A significant part of those celebrations is a lantern festival.  Auckland is no different. The Year of the Tiger marks the eleventh such festival in Auckland, and each year the visitor numbers grow larger.  The long hot summer that we have been experiencing this year provided perfect weather for this year’s event. Each new festival brings additional displays in Auckland’s Albert Park adjacent to the University of Auckland. Because of growing crowds vendor stalls have been moved out of the park to Princes Street, which is closed during the three nights of the festival.

Here are some images that were taken last night.

Sony Alpha DSLR – A200, 1/15 sec, F 6.3, ISO 200, Sigma DC 18-200mm lens at 28mm

Sony Alpha DSLR – A200, 1/20 sec, F 8, ISO 200, Sigma DC 18-200mm lens at 35mm

Sony Alpha DSLR – A200, 1/8 sec, F 6.3, ISO 200, Sigma DC 18-200mm lens at 22mm

Sony Alpha DSLR – A200, 1/20 sec, F 6.3, ISO 200, Sigma DC 18-200mm lens at 18mm

All images taken hand-held.

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