Chinese Lantern Festival

A week or so I was in Albert Park,
in Central Auckland. I was enjoying watching
preaparations for the Chinese Lantern Festival,
an event to be run over the following weekend,
an event to which, as it turned out, an estimated 180,000
people came along.

I’m sorry that I didn’t see the lanterns when they were
alight for I may have found a subject or two,
however I am glad to have found this one.


How nice to have a chance to use this word.
The imbuing of human qualities upon something

I am often asked what my themes are and I would
say that this is one of them. I recognise that
I often visit this space.

Now I don’t get up in the morning and think
today I am going to take a photo of something
and make it look anthropomorphic. It doesn’t work
like that. Instead, many of the objects that attract me
enough for me to want to photograph them
just seem to turn out that way. I can’t help it.

This gun is an example. It has come out
looking as if it has a personality.