Today was the big day for the Chinese people living in Paris. They made a great ceremony along the "Champs Elysées" the whole afternoon.
Today, was the first day of the New Chinese year under the sign of the Monkey. In the frame of the Chinese year in France, it was probably the climax of this special cultural partnership between France and China together with the red enlightement of the Eiffel tower for 5 days. I noticed several posting reminding us that China had a 5,000 year old History ! There is probably a lot to learn over there...
Among the beautiful elements of this ceremony, there were this huge dragon. I found it great with its lovely colors.
Technically, that was a hard day. Not too much light, an incredible crowd. About 200,000 people I've been told... Awful monsters to fight with... No, I'm joking.
So, I had to shoot above my head. Quite a tiring day. This shot was processed through Neatimage and the colors were enhanced a little bit with the adjustment curves in Photshop. No reframe, just a lot of *.jpg compression to keep below 200 ko.
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Didi (55047) 2004-01-24 17:04
j'avais le pressentiment, que Steven allait faire un reportage sur le Nouvel an Chinois à Paris. J'ai gagné !
J'imagine la difficulté qu'il a eu pour cadrer cette image, dans la cohue des spectateurs. Merci de nous faire part de ces jolies couleurs.
orme (7215) 2004-01-25 5:44
A good shot, taken in difficult circumstances. I like the strong bright colours. Thank you for sharing it.
PSL (113) 2004-01-25 12:43
Bravo, je sais que c'était assez difficile car j'ai moi-même essayé d'approcher l'avenue mais sans succès, je n'ai vu que la foule... Merci pour la photo !
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-01-24
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, 35-280mm f2.8-8.0, JPEG 200 ISO
- Exposure: f/3.8, 1/242 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Chinese New Year... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-01-24 14:15