吉姆 JIM HOFMAN | Photography Faces & places in China

Yangjiang Kite Festival 10.15

This is the second time my China travel schedule overlapped with the annual kite festival in Yangjiang, but because of my tight schedule I could only stay for a brief period in the morning.  I think most of the big kites were going to be flown later in the day, so I could only photograph a long dragon kite that was attempting to fly. I think you get better photos of big kites when they’re on the ground.  Seems obvious, right?

Because I always like to include people in my photos I went for “over-the-shoulder” shots to give the kites a sense of scale and proximity.  This was about the only time on the trip I used my DSLR for photos.  I used the amazing Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 for these nice wide shots.

 

Dragon Master2

 

Kite Launch

 

Kite over-the-shoulder

 

Kite Prelaunch

 

YJ Kite Festival-1

 

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