According to Chinese calender, Mid Autumn Festival is dated on 3rd October this year.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the few most important holidays in the Chinese calendar, the others being Chinese New Year and Winter Solstice, and is a legal holiday in several countries.
It is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people, Japanese people (Tsukimi festival in Japanese), Korean people (Chuseok festival in Korean) and Vietnamese people (even though they celebrate it differently), dating back over 3,000 years to moon worship in China's Shang Dynasty. It was first called Zhongqiu Jie 中秋节(literally "Mid-Autumn Festival") in the Zhou Dynasty. In Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines, it is also sometimes referred to as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival.
Traditionally on this day, Chinese family members and friends will gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, eating moon cakes and pomelos together. Accompanying the celebration, there are additional cultural or regional customs, such as Malaysian Chineses playing lanterns on this festival.
The very long story/ legend of fairy & worship moon, and the story related with moon cakes :-
Wikipedia : Mid-Autumn Festival
The above photo shoot at a shopping complex, lanterns for decorations in modern styles.
Workshop Photo : Another type of lanterns
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yedirenk (11244) 2009-10-04 19:23
a great graphical effect with perfect yellow color tones and superb textures..light,fine sharpness and details are amazing..an eye catcher shot..TFS
delpeoples (54425) 2009-10-04 19:49
Hi Ally, this is marvellous. The shapes and light are so beautifully composed and captured. Congratulations on such an excellent shot. TFS, Lisa.
pajaran (54114) 2009-10-04 22:46
Dobro jutro iz Cuprije.
Dobra fotografija, dobre boje i ostrina snimka.
Uvek su bili najlepsi , lep festival i cuvanje tradicije.
Prijatan dan, zeli vam Paja.
s_lush (16134) 2009-10-04 22:56
As it is seen from your shot the city or at least its Chinese regions look very brightly and beautify due to this festival. A lantern itself is a very nice element of holiday's decoration, but when there are many of them this is a really marvelous view, as in your picture. Perfectly good illustration for this important traditional event!
jusninasirun (17162) 2009-10-04 22:57
What a coincidence, Ally. I posted the same scene and I like the texture and pattern in your shot. Fine details and pleasing colors,
Urs (14082) 2009-10-05 0:22
Actually I was planning to photograph the mid autumn festival in Penang, but then was that heavy rain and I gave up. I did not need it urgently, it has time. The kind of lanterns you show in your photograph you can also get in all kinds of colors in Bangkok's Chatuchak weekend market. However I do not think that your lantern and the one in Bangkok have any connection. It's a very pleasing shot with different brown hues. Well done
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-10-05 0:39
Hello Ally! Very sophisticated art work. Amazing lamps. Good light, very good contrast. Splendid work. Well done!
pauloog (11747) 2009-10-05 1:25
A wonderful poetic scene well captured with fantastic play of light and delicate colour shades.
niphredil76 (850) 2009-10-05 2:17
I' felt in love with this shot as soon as I saw it in the gallery!
I like the perfect sharpness combined with the soft light and the delicate nuances of yellow and green. The close-up on the lanterns give the idea of a look on a different world made of silence and weightlessness.
Thanks also for your perfect TE note!
belido (19934) 2009-10-05 4:23
this is graphically attractive and powerful. Very fine photography sense. It's trully an art work. I like this a lot!
angie-barcelona (2784) 2009-10-05 4:24
excellent the light and the details!!!
pally3100 (3413) 2009-10-05 5:46
une photo donnant un graphisme intéressant par la répétition de ces multiples lumières parsemées de papillons j'aime beaucoup! un petit peu de contraste donnerait encore plus de "dash" à la photo .Amitié à toi et à Tan
jafadabret (56501) 2009-10-05 7:52
Une photo comme celle-ci me met en joie comme tous ceux qui fêtent ce Mid Autumn Festival. J'aime le graphisme de ces lampions bien mis en valeur sur ce fond noir.
Un vrai plaisir !
Amical salut !
TopGeo (38206) 2009-10-05 13:11
Hi Ally,It's a good idea to show the festive image that determines the atmosphere to this festival. A this is marvellous graphical effect with perfect yellow color tones of Chinese lanterns! I believe that presence is nice Well done .Best regards,
ls7902 (7328) 2009-10-05 13:34
Good eye for geometry. Interesting patterns. Greetings from Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. Latiff.
mvdisco (17784) 2009-10-05 20:29
Beautiful graphish effet and great composition,
great colors and perpective , nice square lightening with butterfly on silhouettes.
ChrisJ (102685) 2009-10-05 20:46
Good repetition of overlapping vertical & horizontal patterns & shapes formed by the panels. Excellent sharpness & lighting. Bagus sekali!
Graal (99446) 2009-10-05 23:32
unusual pattern, amazing lampions, good shot and presentation. I like it. Well done photo.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-10-06 2:38
A very creativ, artistic and nice shot. The framing is very well selecetd and the image full of dynamis, rythm, graphic effect. I like too the good managment of light nad the very plesant harmony in the colors.
adramad (39770) 2009-10-06 7:17
Original and beautiful composition, with a great graphic design. The closed angle of the photo allows to create a nice effect with all these lamps, beautiful color and quality to form the textures.
feather (51130) 2009-10-06 7:56
Excellent shot with an abstract feel to it, although we can see what we are looking at. The textures and colours are well captured. I also like the Ws photo which could also make a main post.
darek1978 (13361) 2009-10-06 11:13
What a fantastic image! Amazing graphism, excellent light, great piece of modern art. Congratulations!
Thanks for sharing,
fanni (14381) 2009-10-06 14:46
as always - you present a very interesting set of photos :) I really can't decide which one I prefer as the best of them... maybe I more tend to prefer the warmer and slightly darker colours of the Workshop photo... but in any case, the both deserve a special attention - especially they are interesting for us people from the North who do not have such traditions and festivals in our cultures!
The composition of this photo is excellent - beyond words.
Best wishes from very cold very windy Moscow,
danos (89609) 2009-10-07 1:05
as i see from this splendid modern decoration of this shopping mall, Chinese people celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with a lot of events.This festival must be marvellous for all SA Asia.The lanterns are presented perfect.Well done.
lucasgalodoido (21101) 2009-10-07 9:00
very curious this objects, and the light colors and effect are very interesting. Great job, my friend.
paura (47166) 2009-10-07 14:20
The visual effect is pure art in this well composed photograph. Sharpness is also a top point. Well done.
alftrek (3270) 2009-10-07 17:57
This abstract shot of the monotone laterns is extremely interesting, a wonderful display of light and shade, and the patterns they create.
jmdias (58115) 2009-10-08 7:54
very nice patern created by the lamps, you got o made a nice abstract view, full of graphism and beauty, well done
Silvio1953 (128231) 2009-10-10 12:00
Ciao Ally, splendid light and fantastic graphic, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Kielia (24073) 2009-10-11 2:24
this is a very beautiful and harmonious impression of the lanterns. A great illustration of this important event. The photo in WS is also very interesting (and funnily enough we get another sight from Jusni). Excellent photo work and a very informative note! My compliments!
ManuMay (36083) 2009-10-11 21:24
Very original, beautiful pattern well seen and done, a superb light management!!
Have a nice day...
pablominto (53744) 2009-10-11 23:27
A strong repetition effect!
The view is well framed and with sharp fine details in the lanterns...
A creative idea, an artistic performance, well done!
Waylim (25368) 2009-10-12 9:24
My second favorite holiday after Chinese New Year. I almost make some latern in star shape using bamboo, or with paper in round shape rather than in square like here. But such a lovely display of the laterns, though I like the handmade version. Beautiful repeating pattern and graphically very attractive. Good quality photo for such low light shot. Very sentimental for me.
Juzo (4359) 2009-10-13 8:56
This is a wonderful artistic shot. Lovely colours.
All the best!
Bluejeans (64249) 2009-10-13 11:02
Ola Ally ,
Muito bonita esta tua foto conseguiste um belo efeito visual com estes candeeiros iluminados , bonitos tons de amarelo , bonitas as texturas do papel, parabéns !!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
sandpiper (6788) 2009-10-14 23:42
I like this one too, it has a very calming effect when viewing it. Don't know why, it just does!!! Great composition and good exposure.
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2009-10-15 9:40
beautiful to see the yellow light with black background. Contrast is fantastic. The repeatation of light created here nice graphical effect. Very well composed.
Have a nice time.
Charo (51210) 2009-10-18 15:00
Fantastic composition with these beautiful lamps cascading.
Excellent light and great details and graphics. Bravo!
sacimar (26191) 2009-10-20 11:22
beautiful picture, I like this yellow composition, original and very eye-catching, excellent textures and details, well done,
Have a good day!
fritzi007 (8098) 2011-11-10 9:18
Perfect, beautiful photo photo with very good information, congratulations!
ikeharel (61359) 2015-04-14 8:43
Fabulous lantern arrey on display, Ally.
Photo is immaculate in details and no excessive bulbs-glare collected.
My cong.'s for this beauty.