I won’t lie to you. I’d been using the LCD to frame my photo quite extensively. The thing I realized myself is that, It takes twice as much time for me to frame it the way I want when using the LCD vs. just from a viewfinder. It’s often the viewpoint that I found myself always adjusting.
These past two days, I had been having headaches. I felt the need of taking medicine. Instead I just let it bother me all day, even at work…Today I thought I needed to get some fresh air and headed to a park during my 1-hr lunch break.
This little documentary of Hungry Ghost Festival was an accident. By that mean, I saw two basketball courts had temporary roofed structure at distance. I asked if I could entered. The simple reply ‘of course!’ earned me a chance to document what’s going on at a formal ritual and all the settings during this particular festival.
The entire July is the month of Ghost Festival in the Lunar Calendar. I have mentioned some of the backgrounds on Episode I. The formal ritual varies in size and scale organized by Tao/Buddhist communities. This one that I visited is a pretty decent size with a huge stage for the Tao/Buddhist people to do their ritual ceremony. They were all dressed up. Tao people often dresses in dark blue. And Buddhist people dresses in orange/red and white.
There are also altars for folks who wish to worship too. I spent about 40 mins there and believe or not. My headache was gone..perhaps all the holy smoke?
The ceremony had musicians playing tunes during the ritual. I guess the atmosphere with all the ritual thing was the therapy that made me feel better with all the tension i got lately.
At the back exit of the stage there was an area with traditional Chinese robes displaying. They were huge!! at least two story tall!! I couldn’t help but snapping for a few. I think tourists would be interested in these kind of things. I’m a local and I’m already that excited.
I came back after work. They seemed had a banquet with many tables. I was late and I did not see them on schedule for anything. It was such a cool experience to have on a boring day i must say.