This weekend has been very busy with photography. Getting ready for the Wooden Boat Festival on Friday (see my last post if interested) and several of us photographers participated in a Saturday Photojournalism course for the day. We had some theoretical information and photos on the screen (wall) as examples. Then we split into three groups and off we went amongst the millions are Salamanca market. This market is large enough but with tourists pouring into town and a cruise ship emptying about 3000 more tourists into the area it was full on.
Our team had a brief to photograph. We were assigned a task to develop a story of jewellery or fashion. Our team just could not get it together. Five people on the team and five different directions people wanted to go. I don’t feel we satisfied the brief of showing beginning, middle and end photos that told a story but we had fun and did get a few good shots. Overall we were just concentrating on photographs that tell a story.
Then today was the Chinese community festival on Parliament Lawns. So much good food. I’m glad I left my money in my motorbike a couple blocks away as I could have eaten a lot. The smells alone were worth money. I got a few photos but I could have had more if I hadn’t of fudged the settings on my camera and drastically overexposed several. Was kicking myself once I got home. I’ll share a few here from the weekend that weren’t so bad.
This coming Thursday our book group meets and we’ll be discussing the book The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker. It will be interesting what our group members thought of it. I’ll do a post about it once we’ve met.
I’m reading the Newspaper of Claremont Street by Elizabeth Jolley now and really enjoying it. Quite short and I should be through with it soon. So more on that later too.
Well the whole weekend is about trying to get the perfect shot and there have been lots of laughs along the way. A good distraction from the fires which are still going. But I’ve decided not to think of them today. Nothing I can do about it anyway except support those wildlife organisations I like.
More soon, enjoy our weekend efforts.
6 thoughts on “Chinese Lunar New Year Today”
Magnificent colors. What a lovely time I would have had there!
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we watched a Jet Li movie some time ago that featured a battle between those Chinese lions: it was spectacular; one of his earlier efforts, i think… great character studies in the faces; the two Chinese fellows were funny…
Yes, it was a good day out. Just wish the fires would be put out. Smoke in the air is soul destroying after awhile.
It seems like you are in China or at least in Chinatown!
Love the photos…
And I can identify with the problem of team work. Is it something you can sort out in advance for next time?
It was a once off. We had different ideas on how things should go ahead and too much socialising. Most of us did well once we started working alone and then came together at the end. It was okay.
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