Monday, February 13, 2006

Lantern Festival

Lanterns 1
Originally uploaded by Other Andrew.

For the Flickr Sydney Photobloggers meet-up this month we met on Saturday late afternoon at Darling Harbour for The Chinese Lantern Festival, celebrating the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Strange Woodland
Originally uploaded by Other Andrew.

It was a really fun night, which culminated in dinner at The Blackbird Cafe at Cockle Bay. I unfortunately ran out of battery power part way through the night, but still managed to catch a lot of the lanterns. For a look at everyone else's photos from the night try here.

Originally uploaded by Other Andrew.

The animal character lanterns were cute, if not a little odd in some cases, and were the source of a lot of excitment for the kids in particular. I think some of the other phtotgraphers were a little bit disappointed that the festival wasn't bigger, but I enjoyed it. I found lots to photograph and enjoyed hanging out with the other Sydney Photobloggers.

Originally uploaded by Other Andrew.


worldpeace and a speedboat said...

oooohhhhh you know, just a tiny bit of acid would make all those lanterns even more amazing....

look at all the pretties mk II!

The Other Andrew said...

It kind of had its surreal moments, that's fer sher. Some of the animals were kind of freaky. I could have shot a lot more if I'd thought to fully recharge my battery before going out. Doh!

I'm planning on upgrading my camera soon, I'm so into this whole 'photography' thing.