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24-Oct-2013 AKMC

20131024_A241481 Jump For Joy, It's Noodle Night Again (Thu 24 Oct)

Hyde Park Sydney

Every year in October the city's main newspaper (that is, the one that actually prints news as opposed to the effluent that comes out of the laughingly described News Corporation) the Sydney Morning Herald runs an event known as Good Food Month. Part of this consists of Noodle Nights in Hyde Park, where mainly Asian food vendors set up temporary stalls to sell their wares.

Hence, the Chinese lanterns that appear here at the entrance to the park.

To be honest I like the idea of Noodle Night more than the actuality of it. Part of that has to do with the fact that I have a 2 hour rather than a half hour commute home these days, so I have to keep one eye on the clock at all times rather than just being able to hang out for as long as I feel like.

But the other thing is that even when you do get the food, you have to find a vacant chair to eat it, or you can sit on the ground, but in any case you're going to be juggling the stuff around with no real utensils and no place to wash your hands afterwards.

Will I go next year? Most likely. It's still an event.

I was really trying to shoot the lanterns alone here; the kids jumping up toward them were just a fortuitous event. The image has again been cropped to give it a panoramic appearance, rather than being an actual panorama.

Olympus E-P1 ,Olympus Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6
1/125s f/5.0 at 16.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
David Sands01-Jan-2014 13:45
without children or anyone would have made a stellar shot- yeah, this works but the possibilities with a tripod and less light…. One light magic!
Sheila01-Jan-2014 12:05
I love the ambience the lanterns have created.
Very nicely capture with the children in action.
Julie Oldfield30-Dec-2013 01:36
Excellent capture. I like how the children are reaching overhead. Great POV.
Mairéad29-Dec-2013 11:46
What'a fantastic idea. Love those colourful lanterns
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