Wet Dragons

14th February 2011
I set off on Sunday to shoot the annual Chinese New Year celebration at the Guildhall in Worcester but the dire weather predictions were, sadly, spot on.

Having watched the dragons and lions dancing on poles in previous years, I can vouch for the fact that this is pretty dangerous even on a dry day so I wasn't surprised they headed into the safety of the hall.

I took a few shots of pretty Chinese girls dancing the Peacock dance and the Red Fan Dance and listened to a number of speeches extolling the virtues of this, the year of the rabbit.

So, what did I learn? I discovered that a Nikon D40 with a fast lens can grab amazing amounts of light indoors. My 35mm f1.8 is a corker of a lens that can shoot in near darkness.