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    Default Chinese Lantern Exhibit- Dallas Texas

    What a cool weekend trip to Dallas to see my son and grandson. We did Christmas as the grandson will go with his mother to Argentina to visit other grandparents for Christmas. I could have stayed at this event for hours happily shooting away, tripod or not. I did want to spend time with the grandson, so I did put the toy down a few times to take in the event through a child's eye.

    These displays were bright enough for me to shoot hand held at ISO 400 while maintaining a better than 1:1 shutter speed to focal length. A vast majority of the displays were close enough to use the 17-55 f2.8 non IS, As such, the white long lens stayed in the bag. Thankfully the voice activated camera bag came along. Lol.

    This is a must-see if you are ever in the area. Of course, midweek would be best as the crowds would be somewhat smaller.

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    I cropped this square as I couldn't fit the entire circle of lanterns while laying on my back at 17mm. I needed a full frame body or 10mm glass.
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    They are all good. Thanks for sharing these.

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    Your pictures made it worth logging on tonight. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardTaylor View Post
    They are all good. Thanks for sharing these.
    Thanks for looking

    Quote Originally Posted by brewbacca View Post
    Your pictures made it worth logging on tonight. Thanks for sharing.
    Very kind words. Thank you.

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    I would love to see that in person...

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    I really like the 2nd one :-) TFS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan2 View Post
    I really like the 2nd one :-) TFS
    The tail feather lights moved in a pattern, I timed the shutter release to have all the feathers lit. I tried dragging the shutter more to see if I could induce some movement caused by the lights. Without a tripod I couldn't slow the shutter enough and maintain a sharp image.

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