Chinese New Year Parade - Highlights

by Robel Narte February. 23, 2010 2709 views

Highlights of the Parade , Chinese New Year at china town Los Angeles , This time i am prepared with everything i used my 50mm prime lens open wide at 1.8 with a Hoya CircularPolarizing filter and Bower Skylight B1 attached to the lens so i will not worry about any blownouts cause by hard lights , And if it turnout cloudy i could just turn my CPL and the filter will go lighter in color.
The LAPD keeps telling me to get out of the street i told him why me? there are more than 300 of us photographers on the street !
By the way i am the only one with a small lens all of them including my brother has a big lens attached to there camera..ha ha! so i have no option but to go near as i can to the subjects..as near as 4 feet!! Lol!
I also saw some Lady Blogger's from other community who met up at the parade , they assembled near where i am standing , its really good to see active community members in actions..I wish PB members who are in LA will do it too someday …
Oh one thing , we ate at one of the Szechwan resto , we thought it was good for 2 Oh my god ! when they started serving the shrimp in lobster sauce and szechwan beef its good for 4 person per serving !!! we end up force feeding ourself i feel sleepy..ha ha!
I have 95 good shots of the events i just pick the first batch to upload..

Technical Aspect:
Nikon D40
Nikon 50mm 1.8 lens
Hoya CPL and Bower Skylight B1 Filters
Shutter Release 1/1250 the most
Aperture Steady on F1.8
Manual mode
Post Processing just to crop some images , Sharpenning , Hue and contrast adjustments was done on board the camera settings and conversion to JPEG.


Thanks a lot for viewing! “Kung Hei Fat Choi”

See the advantage of a lens wide open? you can blur the BG and make the viewer see the main subjects without any distractions.I used a filter to unload any task i will face later on editing , Some of the images i did not do anything on PP , crop on site with my camera..as you can see my EXIF is still intact..

Thai Participation on the parade

I still have OE here and there i just notice it rigth now,So my CPL could not really match the Strong Hard lights if the subject has a white skin.. my ND8 Series P Filter i ordered has not yet arrive so maybe next time that would be my next option..Oh well , we could not learn if we dont try..

Subject # 3 if i do a step-up of my aperture , then those people at the BG will be clearly seen as to what happen on some of my shots , and you will loose everything you got..So my verdict? Used Neutral density filters and Graduated Density Filters in P series so it would be handy if the situation will let you change filters..

I am happy with the performance of my Nikkor Series-E lens 50mm , I really dont care if its manual lens , anyway i dont use a camera on auto mode..and it will be a good practice for me to focus faster in uncontrollable situation like this..

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Milton Jacob 7 years, 2 months ago

wonderful. #1 and #2 are my favs.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Leah De Guzman Huete 7 years, 2 months ago

hmmmm 2 posts i missed,been very busy this past weeks,anywayz your posts are all great!
TFS! & take care always :)

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 2 months ago

An exciting and colorful event for sure!! Great captures, Rob....just excellent images!!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tracylynn Seeger 7 years, 2 months ago

All of these shots are lovely and sharp, well focused, and the colors are great!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Maiken 7 years, 2 months ago

All of them are just beautiful, so colorful!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Gonia 7 years, 2 months ago

great, great pictures! I've never seen such pretty pictures!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Birthe 7 years, 2 months ago

Fantastic pictures from the parade!
Thanks for the information :)

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 7 years, 2 months ago

Interesting info. I'll have to do some research to figure it out. Geat colorful shots.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Christa 7 years, 3 months ago

This is a lovely and so colourful celebration and I like the Thai participation, too. Your pictures are so beautiful!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Eiram 7 years, 3 months ago

amazing shots!!!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Hong S 7 years, 3 months ago

your nikon is very nice,, maybe i should get one too,hahhaa,, the lantern festival is not coming yet, will be this weekend,,nice photos,,

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Pandka 7 years, 3 months ago

Fantastic shots! 2 and 5# are my fav:)

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Soubhagya Sagar Behera 7 years, 3 months ago

I love these shots! my fav would be no 3..., not only for the composition and bokeh but also lady's expression.
One thing though. why is ur exif showing f/1.0???

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tom 7 years, 3 months ago

Another fantastic prade set, well done

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Azreena 7 years, 3 months ago

Great shots, i love the 1st one.

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 7 years, 3 months ago

Nice shots! Very colorful..

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Art Bee 7 years, 3 months ago

Excellent post Rob! Well done!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Lynn 7 years, 3 months ago

FANTASTIC!!! Great lens work Rob...you did an AWESOME job with it. Great colors and focus :))

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jennye 7 years, 3 months ago

Great shots!! I love the first one.......and the shrimp in lobster sauce sounds sooooo delicious!!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Ricardo 7 years, 3 months ago

waw!!
this is amazing :)
Nice shots with nice focus and sharpness ;)

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 3 months ago

What a wonderful celebration!!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
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