Lanterns, Lamps, & Koi Fish – [Photographing 2015] The Tenth Week

Lanterns Surrounding the Main Lantern [taken by my husband]
Lanterns Surrounding the Main Lantern [taken by my husband]

[Photographing 2015] – The Tenth Week

It is hard to believe how fast this year is flying by! This is the tenth post of my [Photographing 2015] project. I am still a few weeks behind with regards to posting but I will eventually catch up.

The tenth week of 2015 had me attending and photographing the lantern festival, enjoying the lovely weather while photographing trees and koi fish, checking out the different textures of lamp shades at Ikea, and eating a delicious ice-cream wrap.

So, without further adieu, here is a sample of photos taken the tenth week of 2015!

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Looking Up in Taiwan! [Trees and Clouds with Hints of a Blue Sky]
Looking Up in Taiwan! [Trees and Clouds with Hints of a Blue Sky]

Looking Up in Taiwan! [Trees and Clouds with Hints of a Blue Sky]

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Lanterns Galore - 2015 Taiwan Lantern Festival
Lanterns Galore – 2015 Taiwan Lantern Festival
'Crown' Welcoming Gate [close-up - take 2] - 2015 Taiwan Lantern Festival
‘Crown’ Welcoming Gate [close-up – take 2] – 2015 Taiwan Lantern Festival

Attending the 2015 Taiwan Lantern Festival

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Texture [Green Lamp Shade at Ikea in Taichung, Taiwan]
Texture [Green Lamp Shade at Ikea in Taichung, Taiwan]

The Crumpled Look [Lamp Shade at Ikea in Taichung, Taiwan]
The Crumpled Look [Lamp Shade at Ikea in Taichung, Taiwan]
Criss Cross [Lamp Shade at Ikea in Taichung, Taiwan]
Criss Cross [Lamp Shade at Ikea in Taichung, Taiwan]

Lamp Shades at Ikea in Taichung, Taiwan

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Koi Fish at a Pond around a Temple in Taiwan [2]
Koi Fish at a Pond around a Temple in Taiwan [2]
Koi Fish at a Pond around a Temple in Taiwan [1]
Koi Fish at a Pond around a Temple in Taiwan [1]

Koi Fish at a Pond around a Temple in Taiwan

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Passion Fruit Ice Cream with Peanut Shaving in a Thin Wrap [Taken in Taiwan]
Passion Fruit Ice Cream with Peanut Shaving in a Thin Wrap [Taken in Taiwan]

Passion Fruit Ice Cream with Peanut Shaving in a Thin Wrap [Taken in Taiwan]

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Pretty Pink Blooms and a Roof Top in Taiwan [using one of the filter options of my camera]
Pretty Pink Blooms and a Roof Top in Taiwan [using one of the filter options of my camera]

Pretty Pink Blooms and a Roof Top in Taiwan [using one of the filter options of my camera]

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Outside the National Taiwan Musuem of Fine Arts in Taichung, Taiwan
Outside the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taichung, Taiwan

Outside the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taichung, Taiwan

As always, thanks so much for dropping by! Be sure to drop me a note and let me know which picture was your favorite!!

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22 thoughts on “Lanterns, Lamps, & Koi Fish – [Photographing 2015] The Tenth Week

  1. Amazing photography, Constance. I think you have a good knack for capturing colourful objects. Those lanterns look so beautiful. And the koi fish so pretty! They look exactly like the ones I saw all the time growing up in Malaysia.

    And I see I’m not the only one who likes passion fruit ice cream. Also, am a fan of peanut shavings too 🙂 Hope you’ve been well, and that writing has been going good. Best wishes ❤

    1. Thanks so much, Mabel. The passion fruit ice cream and the peanut shaving made the perfect combination. I can understand why you like it, too!

      Writing has been a little slow recently as I have been enjoying the beautiful weather and have had a few weekend getaways lately. I plan to write all about my adventures in future posts.

  2. Sooo many lanterns! Wonder how much time it takes to put them all into their right spot.

    The koi fishes are just lovely. With enough money and a big garden I would probably also have a bunch of them:)

  3. I don’t know what to say, Constance; they’re all so good. I’m a fan of looking up at the sky. I’m impressed with your textural studies at Ikea. Love kio!!! Peanut shavings on passion fruit ice cream?! … OMB! I didn’t know filters could do that. You chose a perfect photo for that filter. Love it! Okay, the last one’s not to my taste, but I can see the charm of the little waving figure.

  4. Lovely koi! I haven’t seen them for like 10 years or so now. They used to be very popular in Malaysia, people would import them from Taiwan, China and Japan and they are a symbol of status. Basically all rich people’s houses with pond will have these. I don’t know why the rich people suddenly lost interest and the koi businesses here more or less collapsed.

  5. I loved Tuesday, March 10th, 2015! Amazing! Judging from your pictures I would say you live in Japan instead of Taiwan.. I don’t know why but your pics have a certain Japanese flavor to them. Anyway I loved them!

  6. That passion fruit ice cream with peanut shavings sounds beyond delicious – I’d never have imagined the two flavours would go well together!

  7. Hello! It’s nice to wander through your pics again. I loved the trees because of the light, the criss cross (so warm!) and the colors in the first koi picture were impressive! What kind of filter did you use in the last one?

    1. These trees are located on a busy little street. It is hard to believe that it looks so beautiful when you look up.

      The filter for the flower and rooftop pic is called illustration [I think.] It is an option on my camera. I haven’t seen it on any photo editing sites though.

      1. I haven’t looked too much at the filters on our camera. Hubby’s favorite is the toy camera or miniature I think it’s called? He’s created some really fun images! He also likes the fisheye one.

        1. I like the fish eye one as well, but for some reason, I hardly use it.

          I have been doing a lot of experimenting lately with filters for my book cover [I just want to see what can be done – nothing set it stone] and it is crazy how using filters can alter a photo. I altered the photo so many ways that I have ten completely different images.

          I think I am more of a ‘what you see is what you get’ kind of girl. I rarely use filters and with only slight adjustments to sharpness, clarity, brightness, and contrast, my picture remains true to what I actually captured.

          1. Ya, that makes sense. You’ve got the skill to ensure that not a lot of editing is needed. That’s my goal – to not have to do much to a photo.

            What software do you use for the filters? I haven’t tried many and only recently discovered some other interesting features on the camera like the… pencil design I think it’s called? That one is gimmicky but can have an interesting result with the right photo. That is really cool that you can have completely different pictures just by using a filter. And good for you with your book cover! I take it you’re going fully self published??

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