On Multimedia & Photography

Happy Chinese New Year from Taiwan

In Taiwan on February 15, 2010 at 11:54 pm

A happy Chinese New Year from Taiwan, where festivities and bad weather are in full swing! The coming year promises a number of interesting assignments, which I plan to share here on the Forking Paths. Below are some of the photos I took over the past few days of New Year activities, including (in order) ringing in the new year at Dharma Drum Mountain (法鼓山) with a sutra-inscribed 25 tonne bell, the gentler side of fireworks madness at Guandu, and crowds queuing up
to rub the Folk deity Tudigong’s (土地公) beard. I’ve started shooting with a new Nikon D3s – which has amazing hi-iso light sensitivity – allowing for images like the one in the center of the father and son. Click any of the images for a larger view.

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  1. Teo,

    Pity some of those pictures were not published anywhere, at least not yet. Yes the D3s looks pretty good but is still too big and heavy. Let me know when a small pocket camera capable of delivering images as good as those Jurassic style cameras such as D3s, Canon Eoas Mark wahtever come out. Fed up with technology a bit. They just give us bit by bit according to manufacturers solely economic interest.
    Ciao
    Al

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