December 4, 2009

Raise the red lantern

I really like these bright red lanterns at Hap Chan (Chinese for 'gathering place'), a Chinese restaurant that has several outlets in Metro Manila and beyond. I used the 'accent color' feature of my camera—it lets you choose one color to focus on and bleaches the rest of the scene into monochrome. While shooting, not processing after the fact. Pretty smart for such a little thing. I wonder if its sensitivity can be adjusted…

red lanterns at Hap Chan Tea House

27 comments:

bfarr said...

Hilda, I really like this shot. The red is so vibrant against the black and white. Yes, a pretty smart camera indeed.

Leif Hagen said...

Lovely, lovely lanterns! Shey shey! Zaichen

Ebie said...

Beautiful blending of colors! Great decors for a restaurant!

ρομπερτ said...

Very good photography indeed.

Jacob said...

Smart little camera! This is a stunning photo...the lanterns are so sharp and the colors so vibrant. Fun shot!

Lianne said...

those are pretty lanterns! which hapchan branch is this in? :)

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Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice effect. The lanterns are really beautiful.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

These red lanterns would be recognized as fitting decor for a Chinese restaurant anywhere in the world. My wife (Julie of Scottsdale Daily Photo) and I have Chinese art and antiques in the family room of our Scottsdale house and we recently repainted the room in a Chinese red, although not as vibrant as these lanterns.

Don and Krise said...

What a cool feature in a camera. I really like the way this came out. I hope you enjoyed the meal there too.

Kaori said...

The color really stands out! Beautiful!

Olivier said...

des lanternes de noël ;) elles ont une couleur magnifique

Vogon Poet said...

Not a real fan of any effect, but you did this right. The image is lovely and perfect.

Mirela said...

I'm not a big fan of such lanterns in a home, but I do love your photo! The contrast of the red and grey is wonderful!

MurciaDailyPhoto by usuahia said...

I love how you frame this laterns. i also love the color contrast.

Lois said...

Excellent shot Hilda. I love that red!

Cezar and Léia said...

It's so beautiful!
I think there are others little lamps around it to help about spreading the lights!
Léia

Andreea said...

The "accent color" feature worked very well, I like very much the result. Great photo.

Louis la Vache said...

Very good, Hilda! Very nicely done!

Paula said...

It's pretty impressive, big city living affords so much eye candy. You just have to look up!

JM said...

I like chinese lanterns and your photo just shows why! :-)

Ursel said...

The red of the lanterns against the grey/white is a beautiful contrast. Great picture.

Rob and Mandy said...

Red lanterns seem to be the symbol for chinese restaurants everywhere. Do you know why?

Halcyon said...

Beautiful colors! I love the vibrant red.

Hilda said...

Lianne:
West Avenue, Quezon City.

Rob (and Mandy):
They seem to be the symbol for Chinese anything. The Chinese themselves use red lanterns a lot, so I guess it was just natural.

Dina said...

Really? There is a button like that?!

marley said...

Hilda that is a really neat feature. And the results it produces are brilliant!

White Oleander said...

This is why I love colour red so much because it stands out in the crowd.