Although the “Deck week” ends on Friday, I usually try to post by the Friday, but this week I held off, hoping to get some more photographs, but that didn’t work out 🙂 The main activity this week was the Festive Lantern Display that I blogged about for the eve of Chinese New Year.
I actually have another photograph from that evening that I favour, so that’s going to be the photo for the Deck this week. The Khom Fei is like other chinese (oriental) lanterns in that they are made of paper, it is lightweight, stretched on a frame and carries a cross-piece at the base for the heat source.
In this photo, a few people help to hold the Lantern while the lantern fills with the hot air, eventually it will get hot enough to rise on its own, much like a hot-air balloon.
16 thoughts on “2011 Deck – Week 5”
Thanks Neil 🙂 I didn’t get many usable photos from the event, but I think the ones I managed to salvage were worth it 🙂
How very cool! I have enjoyed the photos regarding the Festive Lanterns. 😀
Thanks David, I hope next year to get better ones 🙂
If I got only one shot like this from an event like this I would consider it a success. This is a superb photo.
Thanks Nik, I think I was fortunate to come away with a couple good ones.
Great shot – and not an easy one to get right. Well done.
Thanks Mike, great to have your input. I’d say I was lucky! 🙂
Great shot! I’m envious. I tried to get some photos at a large bonfire last weekend but didn’t think to turn up the ISO – I always forget about ISO, I think I have a mind-block there. 😦
Thanks Cindy! I always think that low ISO means cleaner images, but I once red that if you have to go for high ISO images, even if they are grainy, then a grainy image is better than no image 🙂
I just love the mysterious feeling behind this photo. It speaks so well to me. Wonderful light reflections on the arms.
Thanks Martina, I rather liked the lighting on the arms myself 🙂
Very nice Michael. I like the glow and silhouette. This shot much reminds me of the huge hot air balloon.
Thanks Sasi, when I heard “lanterns” I never thought it would be hot aired balloon-type lanterns that go airborne 🙂
Very nice! I like the way the subject provides the lovely rim lighting for the silhouettes.
Thanks JP, given the circumstances that was the only (substantial) light to use (unless I used the flash, and that would have spoiled things I think 🙂