Chinese Lantern Festival Photowalk

Friday the 4th marked the first photowalk of the year with the Dallas Photo Walk MeetUp Group (and my first photowalk of the year, period). The lanterns, all built on site over a 3 month stint—were pretty, to be sure, and the dragon—made from an unknown number of plates, bowls, tea bowls, and tiny little saucers—was impressive, but to be honest, I was rather underwhelmed, especially since it cost me $34 ($19 to get it; $15 to park), plus $3 for a cup of hot chocolate.

But I had a good time wandering around with my friend Judy, who has become a favored photowalk companion over the past year or so.

I ended up being largely unimpressed with my efforts, but my night-shooting skills are largely nonexistent, so I suppose that’s something I’ll have to work on in the future.

Everything was shot with the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 at ISO800 and in Aperture Priority mode.

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