I have been eyeing these colourful lanterns in Chinatown on my way to and from work over the last couple of weeks. I finally managed to make a trip down to take pictures of these earlier this evening. The timing was just right: the fading daylight cast a nice blue colour to the night sky while the full moon hung right above — just appropriate for the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节). I have deliberately used a much higher ISO setting for this shot so that I can get away with a shorter exposure time — essential to prevent motion-blurring of the lanterns swaying in the wind! Happy Mid-Autumn Festival everyone, 中秋节快乐!!

Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM : f/8.0, 1/13 sec, 32 mm, ISO 3200. Click for location
Category: Expression and NightsceneSaturday, 29 Sep 2012 11:45 pm