Local Events 2

This year I participated into one of the most exciting annual sports event in Hong Kong, the Rugby Sevens.  The atmosphere is amazing, everyone was having fun and enjoyed their time.  My second reason to entry is of course to take more shots!

I brought my fish-eye zoom with me, which allowed me to capture the above image at the 14mm end at f7.1.  Most of the photographers may focus the action on the pitch, yet for this special event, it is also a carnival where the fans will dress up and become photo subjects as well.  Enjoy!



Local Events

There are always interesting events happening in your local area, and these usually gives ample opportunities to take good pictures.  The above picture was taken during the Chinese Opera Day in Hong Kong.  To tell the truth, I am not actually interested in Chinese Opera, nor was I aware of such event until Johnny said he has free passes to take photographs in the backstage.

It was actually very entertaining and interesting.  I never knew how long it would take a Chinese Opera singer to put make up on, and they also discussed about their career, the challenges and the satisfactions.  It also makes me understand more of their jobs, and also allow me to appreciate this local old-school entertainment.  Their makeup and dresses are very colourful, giving eye catching images.

So get out more, and bring your cameras to your local events near by, not only you will learn new things, but also to capture more images for your own portfolio.