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Chinese Lantern Festival

Chinese Lantern Festival

Chinese Lantern Festival

The Chinese Lantern Festival is a highlight at the conclusion of the two weeks of New Year festivities, this year from 18 to 20 February. Masses of people are crowding Albert Park and Princes Street in the City of Auckland, and this year was blessed with fantastic weather for it.

No big fireworks, so I tried to create them in-camera with an exposure of 6 seconds and a bit of camera movement, looking at the garlands of lanterns. The picture below is a more traditional impression of the year of the rabbit.

Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit(s)

Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit(s)


  1. Carola

    The first one I like most, a cool shot.

  2. Ann

    wow…this lantern festival looks amazing!

  3. Nathalie, Avignon

    The first one is great fun, and the second one very interesting to me.
    We have no Chinese community of sufficient numbers to justify creating a Chinese new year lights festival here but how I regret it! I loved the lion and zebras, I’d love to see something similar here!

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