Friday, January 27, 2012

Lunar New Year and the Color Red

Here in Washington, DC, this coming weekend will mark the celebration of the Chinese (Lunar) New Year.  It is the year of the dragon, most auspicious of them all.  DC will host a Japanese New Year celebration, as well as the annual Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown.  Here is an image I took at last year's parade:
Chinese New Year in DC, Leica M8, Zeiss 25mm f2.8 by Reed A. George
Chinese New Year 2011
Leica M8, Carl Zeiss 25mm f2.8, iso320
f8, 1/125sec

 My friend James, a DC resident, forwarded me this link from the Washington Post:
The piece features some descriptive text about the color red, about our perception of it as described by eminent scientist Jeremy Nathans, and a great set of photographs by Post photographers, exploring the color itself.
Happy Lunar New Year, and have a great Year of the Dragon!