Getting out there and shooting

Sometimes, work just piles up so much that I don’t have much time to shoot anything personal or for fun. One day, as I drive home from my parents place, I pass a road lined with lanterns. It’s the Lunar New Year (or more correctly, the Spring Festival in China) so festivities are in the air and many places have been liven up with lanterns, lights and rabbits. It’s the year of the Rabbit in case you were wondering.

Interestingly, this road actually leads to a Buddhist temple. I’ve never been inside this one but I like the road with the lanterns. After a Monday full of meetings and thinking, it was time to go out and use some creative juice.

Above: Shot as is in available light. Below: 580EX II on ETTL cord camera right, -1.5EV, Full-cut CTO gel.

Edit: First 3 shots, EF 85mm 1.8, rest of the shots, EF70-200 2.8IS II