Magical Lantern Festival Leeds-time to dust off the tripod

November 25, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Last night was like the old college days - tripod dusted off and out into the cold to take night pictures!

Unlike 28 years ago, in my days on the NCTJ photo-journalism course in Sheffield with an old Nikon FM2 and Ilford b+w film, I had my Nikon D4 and the luxury of digital - and being able to see what I was shooting on the back screen.

I was commissioned last night to shoot the newly arrived Magical Lantern Festival just up the road from me in Roundhay Park.

Lots of long exposures, and fiddling around with the tripod and here are some of the results. Thanks Tony Johnson (YP staffer) for modelling!


Magical Lanterns Festival, Roundhay Park, Leeds.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net




The amazing light displays on show at the Magical Lantern Festival in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

The festival is an outdoor Christmas themed event, with a fusion of art, heritage and culture.

Visitors will follow a trail around the park exploring giant lanterns, which represent Christmas, traditional Chinese culture and the 200 year heritage of lantern festivals.

The festival runs until January at Roundhay Park, Europe's largest city park.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net
Magical Lanterns Festival, Roundhay Park, Leeds.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net




The amazing light displays on show at the Magical Lantern Festival in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

The festival is an outdoor Christmas themed event, with a fusion of art, heritage and culture.

Visitors will follow a trail around the park exploring giant lanterns, which represent Christmas, traditional Chinese culture and the 200 year heritage of lantern festivals.

The festival runs until January at Roundhay Park, Europe's largest city park.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net
Magical Lanterns Festival, Roundhay Park, Leeds.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net




The amazing light displays on show at the Magical Lantern Festival in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

The festival is an outdoor Christmas themed event, with a fusion of art, heritage and culture.

Visitors will follow a trail around the park exploring giant lanterns, which represent Christmas, traditional Chinese culture and the 200 year heritage of lantern festivals.

The festival runs until January at Roundhay Park, Europe's largest city park.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net
Magical Lanterns Festival, Roundhay Park, Leeds.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net




The amazing light displays on show at the Magical Lantern Festival in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

The festival is an outdoor Christmas themed event, with a fusion of art, heritage and culture.

Visitors will follow a trail around the park exploring giant lanterns, which represent Christmas, traditional Chinese culture and the 200 year heritage of lantern festivals.

The festival runs until January at Roundhay Park, Europe's largest city park.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net


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