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Dragonhead       ©2019 SteveBee
Panasonic DC-G9       1st place, 161 points
1/59s, f2.8, ISO 320, 24mm, Normal Program, Center Weighted Average, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Processed from raw. Decreased highlights and increased shadows. Selective darkening of distracting background elements.       Extra Info: Every year during the holiday season there is a Chinese Lantern Festival in our area. In ancient times, the lanterns were fairly simple, and only the emperor and noblemen had large ornate ones. In modern times, lanterns have been embellished with many complex designs and use LED lights. For example, lanterns are often made in the shape of animals. The lanterns can symbolize the people letting go of their past selves and getting new ones, which they will let go of the next year. The Lantern Festival has also become popular in Western countries, especially in cities with a large Chinese community.
 
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Lo
Jan 21, 2020
    Beautifully taken Steve. Your night shots are superb.

Mepo
Jan 21, 2020
    Good shot Steve - almost 3d! Congrats.

ysal
Jan 20, 2020
    Congrats, very dramatic and colorful!

jomari
Jan 20, 2020
    Congratulations with the win with this stunning shot. This one actually made me say 'Oh wow !' out loud when I first viewed it.

mrsawyer
Jan 20, 2020
    Congrats on a beautiful winning image! The contrast of the bright colors against the dark background is eye-catching!

RobertLavker
Jan 20, 2020
    Congrats on a great image and a nice finish. I remembered correctly.

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aoc46
Jan 20, 2020
    Well composed and shot - like how the curving lines of lights lead back into the dragon. Great color.

Old Finn
Jan 20, 2020
    Beautiful view.

babysister
Jan 20, 2020
    Spectacular

Lo
Jan 18, 2020
    Thank you for the explanation of the significance of the lanterns. This one is extraordinary. The colours and detail are wonderful. You've managed to set the exposure perfectly.

forkcandles
Jan 18, 2020
    great frame and use of the overhead lights to draw the eye to the head

Maike13
Jan 18, 2020
    Lovely colors. Nicely composed and wonderfully sharp details.

ysal
Jan 17, 2020
    A similar display is going on at a botanic garden near me. It's supposed to be glorious at night (as shown here) but it's not so attractive in the day. I've also complained to the park that the lights are keeping roosting birds away, but was told that these shows bring in more money to benefit the wildlife in general. Anyway, this has nothing to do with your entry, which is very dramatic and colorful. Lighting is very good.

RobertLavker
Jan 17, 2020
    If I am not mistaken, I have seen this type of image of a Chinese Lantern Festival in a previous Panachallenge competition years ago. At that time the image did quite well. As before, this is a dramatic image that is well-done and perfectly lighted. Reminds me of SteveBee's style (a compliment).

jomari
Jan 17, 2020
    How fabulous! So vibrant and full of energy.
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