Monday, February 2, 2009

The Faces of the Chinese New Year Festival



Saturday I attended the Chinese New Year Festival at Boutwell Auditorium.  Actually I did double duty as I was also recruited to help man the Museum of Art's table as well.  When there was a lull, I grabbed my camera and caught a few photographs.  Today, enjoy these portraits. More for you tomorrow!



22 comments:

Eki Akhwan said...

I love your new header photo, V.

These are very beautiful photos, V; the bamboo pathway and the red bridge are magnificent - I like them best (in addition to your header photo).

roentarre said...

So adorable. Wonderful series of images

Bibi said...

Very intriguing photo; I especially like the man doing calligraphy. I have a Chinese student who describes writing Chinese characters as 'dancing on paper.'

valeria said...

What an interesting event... I'd love to see someone writing chinese. And those lovely children, they are absolutely adorable in their outfits!

Babooshka said...

Reminds me of the other Birmingham, cosmopolitan place that is is. These are smashing portraits red and people two of your specialities. How is the French jaunt going?

Check out Notingham Daily for more Oriental images. You'll like.

JM said...

Excellent portraits, V.! Cute little chinese kids! :-)

angela said...

Exquisite portraits. Yes the photo of the man doing calligraphy is very special..well captured and how lucky you are to have a festival like this..

Peter said...

Nice, nice!! I went to (one of) our Paris Chinatown(s) this weekend and celebrated the new year with a nice dinner together with some Chinese friends (no photos).

Thérèse said...

Calligraphy: no place for mistakes, I have never seen an eraser around...

alice said...

Beautiful portraits and new banner! And yes, le petit pont était rouge ET joli! ;-))

Olivier said...

magnifique cette série de portraits, avec une préférence pour le dernier, le petit garçon.

Virginia said...

Merci to my producer/manager Wayne who suggested the calligapher today. I pulled another photo and added it to keep him happy and apparently you all liked it as well! He was writing the word "happy" for me!

I don't usually run photos from one event back to back but think I will continue this series for a day or two.

Olivier and Alice - Merci, je comprede!

Virginia said...

Oops, make that "je comprends"! Sigh

Julie said...

Re your comment at 'Roons place: I would like to see your take on the underbelly.

Babzy said...

Beautiful portraits ,i love the second one :)

PJ said...

The new banner is so lovely, V. It's just delightful.

It looks like everyone was having a wonderful time, I'm glad you were there to take pictures for all of us.

Rambling Round said...

Beautiful people pictures!

Bob Crowe said...

Wow, this is some of your best work, # 1 and 2 particularly. # 1 is my favorite - the light is very nice and the child engages the viewer so strongly. I think she is slightly cross-eyed, which somehow makes the picture more personal.

Laurie said...

Virginia, I just can't decide what I like more -- your faces or your architectural shots.

These are just wonderful.

Virginia said...

OK, my favorite was the precious little girl with her parasol. I am glad you all found your personal favorites. I learn so much from your comments. BTW, I had Chinese food for lunch today. I was craving it after Saturday!
V

Steve Buser said...

You really capture their personalities

Ken Mac said...

wonderful faces captured with V's consummate skill..