Monday, February 25, 2013

San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade 2013 (Part 1)

Every year for Chinese New Year, there is a parade in San Francisco to celebrate it. A lot to see. The parade for 2013 was on 2/23/2013. I attended the parade along with a few other Google+ photographers (we planned it out via a Google+ event). Here, on my blog, I will show you the photos I took of the parade. All of these photos were shot with my new Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Since a lot of people is going to want to see the photos of the parade, I will be posting more photos per part for this chain of blog posts (might take longer to load). This also means I will be taking a short break from my Death Valley National Park posts. I hope you enjoy viewing this chain of posts.

I do have a GPS route file that I can give you if you want it. If you want a copy, just email me via the email I have on my About the Photographer page. I recorded the route using a Canon GE-E2 GPS. I have the route in Canon NMEA, Google Earth KMZ, and GPX formats. There is just a note about the route. It was fairly accurate and all from my trip to the BART station and all the way on BART (for the parts of the trip above ground), but once I got into San Francisco, it started to get inaccurate. In San Francisco, most of the location was with in 300 feet of the actual location but I had 2 photos that were a bit less than 1600 feet off. It did not work so well in a big city, but last time in Shadow Cliff Regional Park in Pleasanton, CA, it was very accurate (with in 5-10 feet).

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To view my best Chinese New Year parade photos, use this link. To view all of my Chinese New Year parade photos for 2013, use this link.

Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Today I have some pre-parade photos (street photography) in San Francisco, and photos of the 1st people of the parade!

Showing off the tall buildings of Downtown San Francisco. 

A McDonald's in San Francisco. 

Portrait shot of a building. 

People starting to gather on the side of the parade route. 

More people gathering.

Ride the Ducks

Parking Meter

People start crowding the parking lot across the street. 

Even more people gather!

The parade begin with the cops on motorcycles!

The cops lining up at the crosswalk. 

These are all the photos for today. If I have time, I will do another blog post tomorrow! I hope you have enjoyed viewing these photos. Please don't forget to share the blog post with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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