Monday, 6 February 2012

Chinese New Year Parade - Year of the Dragon


I didn't think I'd be able to see anything along the main parade route so decided to photography the marshalling area and then see if I could find a spot to watch the parade. I couldn't get anywhere on the main drag - it was packed - but managed to squeeze in on the last block of the marshalling area, just before they turned onto the parade route. It was great spot as most groups were already marching by the time they reached me. They also slowed as they approached the turn.












The Master Chef dragon.







Bringing up the rear.

11 comments:

Dina said...

These are fantastic captures, Ann. So exciting!
I got the right spot.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

WOW! You definitely found a wonderful spot to shoot! I agree with your choice - the first image in AMAZING!

Julie said...

I did not realise there were quite this many dragons!

I think you are right about the marshalling area. That way you have all your shots early and dont have to wait until 9pm!!!!

AL said...

Looks like you were in the right place at the right time Ann. Great shots...I can feel the action and excitement in these pictures.

Dianne said...

Sounds like you found the perfect spot Ann ... magical pics with vibrant colours ... love the very top pic!

cara said...

The photos and the colours are beautiful. I think my favourite is the second one down - the exposure is perfect and shows off all that satin - nicely contrasted with the buildings and the trees. Lovely.

Mark said...

Wonderful shots Ann. Yes you were right, the marshalling area is a great place to take shots.

Jim said...

So many great dragons. I saw the one with the recycled kitchen implements on its way there, coming off Southern Cross Drive.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh well done Ann, great series of images, love that you've ended with the dragons tail brilliant!!

Steffe said...

Some fine new year scenes here.

Rae Walter said...

Fabulous captures Ann. Looks like it would have been a great sight to see. Also like your monochrome post from Sunday.