2010 is the Year of the Tiger, which is also known by its formal name of Geng Yin.
First Day of the Year of the Tiger falls on the 14th day of February 2010.
To the TE Chinese community I wish you all a happy New Year.
A special mention to Alfred (alftrek) and Bill (trekks). Happy New Year guys.
This was taken at the Crown Casino in Melbourne., during last Years Celebrations.
The Dragon is deeply ingrained in Chinese cultural traditions such as Chinese New Year celebrations.
In Chinese daily language, excellent and outstanding people are compared to the dragon while incapable people with no achievements are compared with other, disesteemed creatures, such as the worm.
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jusninasirun (17162) 2010-02-14 20:43
I can see the BIG celebration goes around all over the world. You have anchored the girl in perfect balance with the statue. Vibrant colors and beautiful work with the lens. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
Enzo63 (1572) 2010-02-14 22:05
Come và dall'altra parte del mondo?
Bella questa foto che rende pienamente l'idea di questa
importante festa del popolo cinese
i colori ela luce sono magnifici
come anche l'inquadratura ben costruita
pablominto (53746) 2010-02-14 23:07
This is an interesting confrontation, where the cute little creature meets the beast!
Excellent exposure - great colours and sharp fine details...
I like the imaginary diagonal in the composition, well done!
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2010-02-14 23:24
Wow, excellent shot with a superb exposure creating beautiful colours and a great amount of detail. Well done.
Just to mention, the Year of the Tiger is my year!!!
siamesa (28123) 2010-02-15 2:50
Bom dia Santo
It's a splendid photo. Colours , point of view and sharpness are excellents. This girl in front of the dragon added a special effect to this image.
sacavem (18620) 2010-02-15 3:45
Uma boa captura com a criança muito interessada e intrigada com o animal dragão. Belíssimas cores e pov.
francio64 (39888) 2010-02-15 3:58
image from the color rendering spectacular.
I also like the inclusion of the child, because in addition to enliven the scene, she contrast well with colors of the dragon.
Eye of the Tiger" is also a song performed by the American rock band Survivor from the album Eye of the Tiger, released in 1982.
It was used at the request of Sylvester Stallone for the film Rocky III.
The mix of the song heard in the film features tiger growls, though these are omitted on the album and single versions.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-02-15 7:46
Kung Hei Fat Choi !
An appropriate dragon image to celebrate, I like the diagonal link between the dragon and the small girl
have a nice day JY
alftrek (3270) 2010-02-15 12:33
Thanks for the greetings. I wonder if they put up a roaring tiger at the crown casino this year, the year of the tiger. Perhaps, I will get to see the photo from you this time next year:)
The dragon seems coming up from behind the wall, well positioned to the top of the frame. This is nicely balanced by girl in bright yellow which stands out superbly against the dark granite. In fact, the dark BG works really well here, it removes all the unwanted distraction behind the main subjects. The presence of the girl certainly adds a lot to this composition.
SteveH (6405) 2010-02-15 13:41
Hi Santo, as others have said - composition works well. Presents quite a dramatic image. cheers, Steve
paololg (31448) 2010-02-15 13:56
Ciao caro Santo,
sicuramente in Australia le feste cinesi sono più conosciute che in Italia, anche se gli stranieri più numerosi che abitano in Italia sono proprio i cinesi! In ogni caso hai fatto una foto stupenda, non solo per l'effetto di questo drago colorato, ma soprattutto per la bella scena con la bambina. Chissà cosa starà pensando...
Ciao, passa una buona settimana!
bhaskarc (126) 2010-02-15 15:09
Very well composed, contrast & color is superb. TFS.
atilgone (0) 2010-02-16 1:31
nice compositon. very lovly little model :)
this is a nice desicive moment picture.
Longroute (19396) 2010-02-16 1:36
Mammamia che paura! (:-)
Bellissima composizione con la bambina e il drago che risaltano molto bene sullo sfondo nero. Colori smaglianti e "perfect framing". Un lavoro eccellente.
ciao e buona giornata,
Clementi (52514) 2010-02-17 0:50
bellissima immagine, la bimba sembra essere ipnotizza da questo mostro coloratissimo, un pò troppo forte l'effetto del flash sui vestiti per il resto tutto ok.
holmertz (57405) 2010-02-17 9:00
A dramatic encounter between the beauty and the beast. The strong colours look even stronger against the dark background. The girl is well placed diagonally opposite the dragon's head.
s_lush (16600) 2010-02-18 8:33
You have caught the very right moment and the extremely expressive scene. Along with the beautiful colors and incredibly high photographic qualities, these make the picture to be simply beautiful. Absolutely professional job!
macjake (71059) 2010-02-19 23:54
excellent display of colours! especially against the black backdrop.
i really like the layered effect, as the yellow top suits the bottom third of the frame, then the red dragon fills out the rest.
very well balanced!
have a great w/e
jhm (157932) 2010-02-20 0:57
Year of the Tiger, a excellent title for these nice and colorfully picture.
You did very well addition it small girl in foreground, this gives more mood to this image.
Excellent composition and good presentation. TFS.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
carper (96) 2010-02-23 3:36
this is a wauw shot for me, fantastic light, good colors, marvelous art photo job here, I like it a lot, this is a masterpiece, my compliments. have a very good day
delpeoples (59434) 2010-02-23 4:14
Ciao Caro, come stai? What a lovely dedication to our Naughty friends. And very timely, I never realised it was the Year of the Tiger. The composition is sjuperb, giving great perspective and scale. The dragon seems to be clawing at the tiny little girl. Everything is wonderfully lit and sharp. It's an original and beautiful composition, congratulations, Lisa
lucasgalodoido (23649) 2010-02-23 12:05
uma bela imagem mesmo desse amedrontador tigre, mas mesmo assim a garotinha parece gostar. Belas cores e luzes na sua captura.
Parabéns e Abraço
siam2005 (1566) 2010-02-23 13:51
di grande effetto questa immagine.
Bel contrasto tra i colori chiari e luminosi dei vestiti della bimba con lo sfondo scuro.
Piacevole anche il contrasto tra il candore della bambina ed il minaccioso drago.
shevchenko (20548) 2010-02-23 19:06
Good contrast of color between the dark and bright area, nice colorful statue under special lighting effect, you know detaily about the Year of Tiger, thanks for sharing.
Kielia (24077) 2010-02-24 8:03
the colors and the light are breathtakingly beautiful!. You have composed a wonderful impression of this famous symbol from a very well working POV. And as already mentioned you have excellently drawn the attention to this cute little girl who is viewing the claws of the beast. My compliments!
fabianoleite (11971) 2010-02-25 16:38
Great sharpness of girl and dragon, separated from darkness by a good light management. Congratulations!
trekks (14348) 2010-02-26 20:30
I am late but just come to take notice of this and I must thank you for your kind thoughts. And you choose the right day to post this one, although Dragon and Tiger are 2 totally different animals and symbols in Chinese calendar, it is a great capture inside the building. Good flash where it matters most and the sign of kill only you can show.
Wish you a great year ahead. Thank you, take care
mark88 (2) 2010-03-01 0:50
Apparently angry dragon wants to devour the little girl;)
macondo (19780) 2010-03-03 2:47
Bit late in getting here, but worth it. Have been TE-shy for a couple of weeks and just getting back into it the last couple of days. The Chinese shopkeepers all wished me a Happy new year about the time you took this. I think it's all at an end now or nearly.
Anyway, it's a very well balanced shot, superb colours. The little girl's bright yellow top emphasises the Tiger motif. Let's hope it's more the year of the Demon, though.
Atousa (7131) 2010-04-07 1:38
Great details on colorful dragon.. good use of vertical framing n nice contrast.. thanks for sharing this excellent shot with an interesting n informative note.. well done!
xramm (1831) 2010-07-31 14:04
Colorful composition of child and dragon. Good posture of child.
kennyblack (4207) 2011-11-27 10:58
Ciao Santo, bellissima questa foto della bambina che ammira i " mostri " colorati che "spiccano" dal buio della notte. Fantastico POV ed un contrasto di colori pulito e netto. Mi piace molto.
Un abbraccio e augurio di buona domenica a te e Penny da M & Desy .... che aspetta in cucina i tuoi simpatici commenti
- Copyright: santo girotto (skippy007) (12510)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-02-13
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D200, 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR Zoom, 72mm UV Filter
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-14 19:29