Hungry Ghost Festival is a ritual for most Taoism/Buddhism believers to offer food, money, clothing for their deceased ancestors who happened to gone to hell. I heard it from my mom that in August or in the seventh month of Lunar calendar, there’s a week of gate opening from hell. All the ghosts would come back over up to our realm. It’s the worst time to say or do anything bad to passed away people. Try to avoid that if you do not want anything bad happen to you or if you wish luck. That is if you’re superstitious.
You see Chinese burning paper or paper-made models on the street. Occasionally, there are fruits and tiny cups of rice wine which serves as offerings. And the burning of ‘hell money’ is actually the offerings they want to bring to their ancestors. The ancestors in hell could use the money to bribe the evil and not get tortured…something you could picture like in the movies.
Learn more about this festival, go wiki
Everywhere I go I’m with my GRD. It’s light, weight/size forgiving. Black is sexy what more can I ask for. It happened I spotted those ritual things after work on my way home. I guess it’s good to be in Hong Kong. I get to walk a lot, also great exercise. More even so to realized that I could do this at night with a 28mm GRD – a tiny sensor. Forget about the pixel count and focus on what’s in the frame. As long as I could capture the essence, that’s all matters. Even better I have them processed as colors this time!
Once I understood a bit more about how digital camera works and how to get the colors I want out of a photo. It opened opportunities for me to experiment further. This is one of the series I enjoyed with colors taken with a GRD.