I’m starting this year’s coverage of the Chinese New Year with zen like abstraction. You’ve probably noticed that I don’t make pictures like this very often. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the same reason I almost never shoot macros.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already six weeks since the event. I made this picture while waiting for the festivities to start, and this year I went to a different place. Instead of the usual Chinatown Center, which I’ve been to countless times, I went to an actual Buddhist Temple. While the Chinatown Center sounds impressive, it’s basically a strip mall with lot of Asian stores and touches of Asian inspired kitsch architecture.
Frankly, I was getting bored. That place also seemed to be getting more crowded every year. They added barricades last year for crowd control, which was a detriment to photography. It was time for a change and it worked out well.
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