The Year of the Dragon

This is from the Studio of Kerstenbeck Photographic Art in San Diego and commemorates the Chinese Lunar New Year for 2012, The Year of the Dragon! Again, the lighting here was quite simple with a large softbox to wash over our model’s back, black backdrop around ten feet in the rear. Nothing fancy at all! No Catch Lights, not even in the Dragon’s Eye!

Dragon, as the name suggests, is the boss of every affair. If a dragon stands in front of audience and delivers a lecture, everyone keeps quiet and calmly listens to it. The dragon always has his head high. Dragons are the winners eventually at any cost. They are on their toes always and lead others. They are born to lead. The well-earned reputations of Dragons make them loud with their voice and imposing gestures.

Down to earth nature of Dragons is his/her trademark. Delightful, spontaneous, go getter, triumphant and learned Dragons are profound thinkers. Their egos are quite evident at work but people are still forced to respect their views. They have a big self-respect. They can make loyal and trustworthy friends. Dragons most often sit at the top of the corporate affairs. They have a congenital power of pulling crowd towards them. They want their subordinates to act in accordance with Dragons and they like to select the way for others to follow. It is really tough to say “no” to them and dragons don’t understand or accept the word either.

Although the Dragons are truthful but they never consider other’s emotion. Angry Dragons are not open to criticism. Sticking to the old issue is not their cup of tea. They want to move ahead of time. They never follow the past; rather thrive for a smooth and nice future. They don’t consider themselves irritating and arrogant. Dragons always desire to be forgiven for their booming effusions. They think themselves as the greatest and brilliant creation of the all mighty.

Dragons always want to be in the action. They always push themselves for something new. They crave for back to back work. Restlessness for getting into a new venture is one of their hallmarks. It is difficult to keep them away without any challenge. Dragons want to see themselves busy all the time.

Happy New Year!





8 responses

  1. Very cool, timely post. I love the use of selective color here. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    January 23, 2012 at 7:26 pm

  2. Ditto, the color “pops”.

    January 23, 2012 at 8:34 pm

  3. That’s a coll shot and nice selective color.

    January 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

  4. Great shot Eric.

    January 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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