Chinese Lunar New Year Today

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Isn’t he gorgeous.

 

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.

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Not impressed? Selling wool items on a 29C degree day (84F)

 

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.

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Dragon heads.

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.

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Calligraphy demonstration.

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.

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Beautiful costumes everywhere.
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This man’s hat made me laugh with the big bow on it. I asked for a photo. He said “Okay”. At last minute he made this expression which I did not notice until I got home and downloaded the photo. Made me laugh out loud. 
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Demonstration of a young Buddhist monk doing a martial arts display with others from his class.
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Another dragon on display.

More soon, enjoy our weekend efforts.

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Author: TravellinPenguin

I live a retired life in Tasmania, Australia. I love books, travel, animals, photography, motor biking and good friends. I indulge in all these activities with the little Travellin' Penguin who has now shared five continents with me. We love book shops, photography walks and time with friends as all our family is in USA and Canada. I enjoy visitors to my blog so hope you'll stop by.

6 thoughts on “Chinese Lunar New Year Today”

  1. 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…

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