Celebrating the mid-autumn festival. When we were kids, we called it the mooncake festival or the lantern festival.
This is one of twelve 2-meter high electric lanterns, depicting the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac. Looks like a horse. The fabric-over-wire construction is similar to the construction used in toy lanterns carried by kids during the festival.
Outside the Central, Clarke Quay. Didn't know the light-up was so elaborate. Was there for something else, brought the lightweight 35mm f1.8 just in case I saw anything. Wasn't expecting this or I would have brought another lens.
Vacation photo trick - adjust your position so that the sign showing the name of the place, is in the background.
- Nikon D7000, 35mm f1.8
- At 35mm, f2.8, ISO 800, 1/250 seconds
- Aperture priority, center-weighted metering, auto white balance
- Picasa: Straighten, crop