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Forest Hills Lantern Festival, July 17, 2008. A memorial ceremony inspired by the traditional Japanese Bon Festival, a time when a door opens to the world of the ancestors, allowing us to send messages to the other side. Participants decorate their lanterns with calligraphy and notes to those who have died. At sunset, a candle is lit in each lantern, and the glimmering lanterns are set afloat. Drifting and flickering with the wind, the lanterns symbolize the soul’s journey when life ends.

 

Testing the Sony PMW-EX1 in low-light conditions @ 1080/24P w/ slow shutter :2 and 9db gain, no image manipulation (export still frame to JPG from Final Cut Pro) Read my first impressions here: kino-eye.com/2008/07/04/sony-pmw-ex1/

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Uploaded on July 21, 2008