February 10, 2013

Kung Hei Fat Choi (Happy New Year)

This was another event that I knew I had to go to well in advance. The Chinese New Year celebrations in London is the largest outside of London, so I was obligated to go.

It was a very rainy and cold day today in London as you can see in the second to last photo. By the time I left my hands were in a lot of pain, I should probably start putting gloves in my bag. Luckily during the parade the rain wasn't too bad so I was able to use both my cameras (1D Mark III and 5D Mark II), but once it picked up I had to put the 5D in my Think Tank Shapeshifter bag.

Once the parade was over they began entertainment at the main stage. Unfortunately I wasn't able to be near the stage and the only guaranteed line of sight was near the media tent, which I was allowed through. I'm glad I brought my 1.4x teleconverter for the extra reach, as you can actually compare the difference between the 16-35mm f/2.8 and the 70-200 f/2.8 +1.4x teleconverter.

I'm not sure what else to talk about today, but I hurried back to my dorm to watch the POYi Sports Action judging. Below are some images.


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