Wetland Wonders (Lantern Festival)

Continuously changing lights made this display interesting and well suited to video, capturing it as a single image was a challenge. I posted a similar image taken during daylight as “Frog and Dragon (Unlit)”. Hope that you enjoy both images. On display during the Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri.
Frogs and a dragon display at night.
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony 10-18mm f/4.0 lens, focal length 15 mm, ISO 100, 0.8 sec at f/8.0, on a tripod.

Peacock Vase (Lantern Festival)

The lantern is made from medicine bottles denoting the importance and prominence of traditional Chinese  medicine based on plants and other natural substances. The bottles are filled with different colored liquids to achive the colors seen here. On display during the Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri.
Vase made to look like a Peacock constructed from medicine bottles.
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony 10-18mm f/4.0 lens, focal length 18 mm, ISO 3200, 1/60 sec at f/8.0, on a tripod.

Year of the Sheep(Lantern Festival)

Among the largest Lantern Festivals outside of Asia the display at the Missouri Botanical Garden is worth the effort it may require to see it.
Light display containing sheep
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony 10-18mm f/4.0 lens, focal length 18 mm, ISO 1000, 1/60 sec at f/8.0, on a tripod.

Giant Penjing(Lantern Festival)

This display contained many moving elements and color changes that we miss by photographing it as a single frame. The dark area to the left in the image contains white storks that light up and are missing from this view.
Light display
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony 10-18mm f/4.0 lens, focal length 11 mm, ISO 100, 1/3 sec at f/8.0, on a tripod.

Joyous Greeting (Lantern Festival)

Image captured while attending photographer night at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, Missouri, May 23-August 23, 2015. It is the only night that you can take a tripod or monopod into the gardens in the evening when the displays are lit.
Asian Characters In a light display
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony 10-18mm f/4.0 lens, focal length 10 mm, ISO 100, 1/6 sec at f/8.0, on a tripod.

Warriors at the Construction of the Great Wall (Lantern Festival)

I like to think of this scene as the Defenders of the Great Wall during its construction. Seen at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, Missouri, May 23-August 23, 2015.
Chinese warriors at the great wall
Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Nikon 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 32 m, ISO 200, 1.3 sec at f/18, using a tripod.

Construction of the Great Wall (Lantern Festival)

What a great time we had capturing images while visiting the Lantern Festival, at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, MO. This image was captured of the left side of the display and shows the workers building the Great Wall.
Oxen pulling a cart load with stone
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony 10-18mm f4.0 lens, focal length 18 mm, ISO 100, 1/6 sec at f/8.0, on a tripod.

Birdland (Second View)

Image captured in the evening while visiting the Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden on a special night for photographers. There was a limited number of attendees to the event making it possible to capture images such as this one using a tripod.

Display of birds constructed from fabric and lights
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony 10-18mm f4.0 lens, focal length 18 mm, ISO 100, 1/3 sec at f/8.0, on a tripod.

Birdland (Lantern Festival, Missouri Botanical Garden)

Image captured in the evening while visiting the Festival of Light at the Missouri Botanical Garden on a special night for photographers. There was a limited number of attendees to the event making it possible to capture images such as this one using a tripod. This is High Dynamic Range (HDR) image. Four images were captured and then combined into this HDR image using Photomatix Pro 5.

Birds made using fabric and lights
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony 10-18mm f4.0 lens, focal length 11 mm, ISO 100, 1/4 sec at f/8.0, on a tripod.

Frog and Dragon (Unlit)

Festival of Light at the Missouri Botanical Garden is impressive even when seen during the day. Here we see a frog and a dragon in a small pond.
fabric frog and dragon in a pondImage captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony 10-18mm f4.0 lens, focal length 43.3 mm, ISO 100, 1/125 sec at f/8.0, hand held.