Monday, January 30, 2012

Chinese New Year - Year of the Dragon

I took my twin G3 kit to the Chinese New Year parade in DC's Chinatown yesterday (briefly).  A minor family emergency required me to leave early, but I got a few images I like.  All of these images are straight from the camera, unedited.  They were converted from raw to jpg in the upload process.
Year of the Dragon, 2012, by Lumix DMC-G3
Dragon Masks, Year of the Dragon, 2012
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3, Lumix 14-140mm f4-5.8 at 58mm
iso400, f5.6, 1/640 sec



Here is a shot of the Chinatown Gate:
DC's Chinatown Gate, by Lumix DMC-G3
Chinatown Gate, Washington DC
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3, Lumix 20mm f1.7
iso400, f5.6, 1/400 sec

It was very crowded, even before the parade officially began.  I can only imagine that it got more so.  This boy's face and costume caught my eye:
Young Participant, Chinese New Year, by Lumix DMC-G3
Young Participant
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3, Lumix 14-140mm f4-5.8 at 114mm
iso800, f5.8, 1/500 sec
This photo is one of those tiny glimpses of time:
Dressed Up For The Parade, by Lumix DMC-G3
Dressed for the Festival
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3, Lumix 20mm f1.7
iso400, f4, 1/125 sec
Happy New Year!, by Lumix DMC-G3
 Happy New Year 2012!
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3, Lumix 20mm f1.7
iso160, f16, 1/13 sec


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