AWAKENING THE LION 2

Time sure flies! It appears the last time I took pictures of the traditional eye-dotting ceremony at Chung Ching Middle School was in 2008 and I can’t recall the reasons for missing 2009 & 2010. This year, the lion awakening story continues with attention to finer moments more than just lions strutting their stuff! The lions are a big hit with the kids who couldn’t keep their hands off the lions. All images shot using EOS 5D Mark II and 50mm f/1.4.

More pictures from CCMS 2011 Eye-Dotting Ceremony

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Love the gentle glow from the fire and melting wax droplets while exposure retains discernible shades of the flame from the Chinese candles.

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Traditionally, chicken blood was used in the ceremony. Today, in keeping with the symbolism of this tradition, red dye is used in place of blood.

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The lions are a big hit with the kids who couldn’t keep their hands off the lions.

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