Nikon 1 V1 captures the colours of CNY

Date Published: 3/4/2012
Category: Learn from the Nikon Pros

Nikon 1 V1 captures the colours of CNY

by Kelvin Chan



Nikon1 V1, 10mm F/2.8, ISO 400, 1/25s at F/3.2. Manual Exposure with Spot Metering.


Festivals in Malaysia are always a colourful occasion. Due to our multi-cultural mix there is always a riot of colours whenever we celebrate. The Chinese Lunar year celebration is no exception especially since this year is the year of the Dragon, which is one of the most auspicious creatures of the Chinese mythology.

There is an overwhelming abundant of red colours seen on most thing associate with the Chinese people. The Thean Hou Temple as usual is fully decked up with probably thousands of red lanterns and this year there is also a special light and sound display in the night. At the 2 oldest Chinese temples in Chinatown hundreds of devotees come to pray starting on the eve of the dragon year. Smoke from the giant joss sticks and the hundreds of coil incense hanging from the ceiling filled the air as devotees with their hands full of joss sticks and candles gingerly make their way to the various alters.

Elsewhere in the shopping malls the mood is equally enticing. Trying to attract more shoppers these malls have put up elaborate Chinese New Year decorations of humongous dragons, cherry blossom trees and giant red lanterns. And the florists getting into mood have dyed the white pussy willow in shades of shocking pink and red too.


Nikon1 V1, VR 10-30mm F/3.5-5.6, ISO 800, 1/250s at F/7.1. Manual Exposure with Spot Metering.


Nikon1 V1, 10mm F/2.8, ISO 800, 1/30s at F/2.8. Manual Exposure with Spot Metering.


Nikon1 V1, 10mm F/2.8, ISO 800, 1/10s at F/3.2. Manual Exposure with Spot Metering.


Nikon 1 V1,  VR 30-110mm F/3.8-5.6, ISO 800, 1/30s at F/5.6. Manual Exposure with Spot Metering.


Nikon 1 V1, 10mm F/2.8, ISO 800, 1/30s at F/2.8. Manual Exposure with Spot Metering.


Nikon 1 V1, VR 30-110mm F/3.8-5.6, ISO 400, 1/60s at F/4.5. Manual Exposure with Spot Metering.


Nikon 1 V1, VR 30-110mm F/3.8-5.6, ISO 400, 1/30s at F/5. Manual Exposure with Spot Metering.


Nikon 1 V1,10mm F/2.8, ISO 800, 1/60s at F/2.8. Manual Exposure with Spot Metering.



Nikon 1 V1, VR 30-110mm F/3.8-5.6, ISO 400, 1/60s at F/4. Manual Exposure with Spot Metering.


Nikon 1 V1, VR 30-110mm F/3.8-5.6, ISO 200, 1/40s at F/4.5. Manual Exposure with Spot Metering.


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