It’s amazing what a couple of red chinese lanterns, the size of small pumpkins, hung across a small bridge can do to a cityscape. This was taken during the Buddha birth day celebrations this week in Brisbane and the area was transformed for the celebrations. The main focus was a stage in Southbank but they had also decorated many of the paths leading into the area. I find it amazing though that just about 30 small light globes can have such a HUGE impact on the light within a scene as all the pinks and reds are from those lanterns. They are those paper ones that just pull out into a sphere and usually have some hanging decorations, super cheap but very effective.

There were some other cool celebrations at the festival including food market, a light giving ceremony, meditation classes and fireworks… and you didn’t have to be a buddhist to join in either as it was all very approachable.

Software Used:

Photomatix PRO – Is a MAC and PC HDR software for creating stunning HDR images. They have a free trial, but if you end up buying a copy of Photomatix you can get a 15% Discount with the coupon code LukeZemePhotography

– On1 Perfect Effects  An amazing Filter program to stylise the image. a standalone Filter program which can also be launched from Lightroom, Photoshop or Aperture

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