Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Photo(s) of the Week: "Argyle Goes Boom!"
Nikon D7000 w/ 16-85mm lens, 1/1600sec at f8, ISO800. © Andy Marfia 2013 All Rights Reserved.
Nikon D7000 w/ 16-85mm lens, 1/1250sec at f8, ISO800. © Andy Marfia 2013 All Rights Reserved.
Nikon D7000 w/ 16-85mm lens, 1/800sec at f8, ISO800. © Andy Marfia 2013 All Rights Reserved.
These photos are from the Argyle Street Lunar New Year Celebration on February 16th, 2013. This event has been on my "to do" list for the last several years, but I kept forgetting about it in the middle of February. Two years ago, it took place the week after the Chicago Snowpocalypse of 2011 and I was still busy editing snowpocalypse photos!
If you're in the area, this is a fun local celebration that's pretty manageable in terms of crowds-- I can't imagine there were more than a few thousand people in attendance, and in fact, the firecrackers probably outnumbered the spectators. It also features traditional dancing lions and dragons as seen above, and then a small parade. And afterwards, there's no shortage of great Asian restaurants to have lunch at.