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Chinese New Year
Jan 31

Chinese New Year

This image was taken at the Chinese New Years celebrations and the man in question was a participant at the Trafalga square venue. I enjoy this image because of the moment that has been captured here. The man clearly is in the throws of a great time and that is forever captured by this image.

Technically, this was a simple shot, 55mm zoom and a moderate aperture which has kept him in good focus.

Originally, this was taken in landscape and it works well there with the man on the far right. However I prefer it as a portrait

The image below is the first attempt of really using RAW files. I was able to capture a lot of missing colour. The original lanterns were very dark due to the bright sky, but with some HDR tools I was able to bring out the vibrancy of the lanterns without losing the sky's brilliant blue. It made me realise how much information I was missing in photographs, how much could be done with the right tools.

About the Author:
A passionate photographer who is unable to settle on a particular type of photography. Primarily shoots with a Canon 5D MKIII, a 1D MKIII and occasionally with a GoPro Hero4 Black.

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Chinese New Year