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Old Dec 1, 2012, 1:19 AM   #1
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Default Chinese Lantern Festival in Fair Park

Bob, this place has "grandchildren trip" written all over it.

Opened during the State Fair, this festival is at Fair Park through the end of the year and is worth the trip to see. I took Katherine Friday night, along with my E-M5, 12mm f2, 25mm f1.4 and 60mm f2.8...





















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Old Dec 1, 2012, 7:34 AM   #2
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Oh my!

I've seen photos from others of the festival and none even close to enticing me. These however are a whole different matter. Beautifully done Greg, I will 'peek' at the rest on Smuggy.

I'm not sure about the grandkids, some old enough to enjoy some not...... Grant (9) would probably like the goings-on part such as the dragon(s), the others would likely prefer to take themselves.
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BTW, I'm thinking of going to the 'Photo Expo http://tinyurl.com/cyu9wre ' tomorrow (Sunday) at the Arlington Convention Center.

I really did want to go today but must take Bonnie to the Parks-Mall. Because I've insisted to driving here since her surgery that is today's priority so maybe tomorrow unless she needs another trip.... I would like another T-shirt (hihi).
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Greg, those are drop dead gorgeous photos. The colors are just beautiful and clarity is razor sharp. Nice job. I wish I knew half of what you know about photography and the art of taking good pictures.
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this are magical and stunning
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Sharp and beautiful!
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Excellent series. Were they all handheld?
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Hi, Tullio.

Yes, shutter speeds were not too terribly bad and I was there with my girlfriend helping her with her Sony RX100, so there wouldn't have been much time to set up a tripod. To be honest, I don't remember seeing a tripod being used by anyone in the exhibit and they might not have allowed one had I brought it.

I was spot metering and only went higher than ISO 400 one time, to ISO 640. The slowest shutter speed I used was 1/40 second, and most of the time it was well above that. Used aperture priority, most of the time around f2.8-4, but I did go as small as f5.6 once or twice when I wanted to maximize depth of field as much as I dared try.

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this are magical and stunning
Just awesome images!!!!
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If a picture is worth 1,000 words, these images are priceless in telling the capabilities of the EM5.

The most impressive images I've seen yet, taken by the EM5.


Thank you for sharing
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The use of spot metering is definitely crucial for these types of shots.
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