With its origins dating back to 1987, River Hongbao has come quite a long way since the maiden event. Over many years, River Hongbao has transformed and changed a lot over the years, getting bigger and having more programs, activities and performances. River Hongbao is a fun event that helps to promote Chinese Lunar New Year, appreciation of the Chinese Lunar New Year culture and traditions, a destination for both locals and international visitors to enjoy during this festive season, moreover, it’s a great place and event for the parents/grandparent to bring their children/grandchildren to and enjoy the event together!
River Hongbao 2012 has many different Dragons for me to photograph and being born in the Year of the Dragon, this is very significant to me, symbolic and important! There are some great event highlight at River Hongbao 2012, here’s some of them –
– Martial God of Wealth at River Hongbao
– Collaboration with Guangxi, China
– Largest Lantern Display by Chengdu lantern masters
I met up with James and we went around snapping photos of River Hongbao 2012 before finding a spot to capture Chinese Lunar New Year Eve Countdown fireworks. This was supposed to be my sharing session with James on taking fireworks, the year of the Water Dragon truly lives up to the Water Dragon title, with a heavy downpour before the countdown fireworks start, it was so challenging with the rain hitting on the lens glass, DSLRs, winds blowing quite strongly, last but not least both James and myself, drenched while braving the downpour to capture the Chinese New Year Eve Countdown Fireworks !! The final fireworks photographs results were interesting, silky, wet with water droplets and a fuzzy feeling!! Check out more photographs from River Hongbao 2012 here on my Flickr!
It was a very wet welcome to usher in the Year of the Water Dragon !! Huat Ah !! Wishing all my readers and supporters