Porcelain Elephants

St. Louis Botanical Garden’s Lantern Festival. Thousands of porcelain plates were used to create this fountain.  This is a six second exposure using f22 to blur the water and add the “star burst” to the lights. https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-DsjcgCM/A

Porcelain Stupas Pagoda

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Lantern Festival is hosting acres of illuminated displays. Here is one from a special evening only for photographers. This is the Porcelain Stupas Pagoda, constructed from more than 300,000 plates, bowls, spoons, teacups, ladles and wine cups. https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-cWG7Nv6/A

Lantern Festival

Missouri’s Botanical Garden every year hosts their Lantern Festival. This is a massive exhibit of Chinese art. Here is a photo from the 2012 exhibit. Watch over the next few weeks for photos from the 2015 exhibit. http://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-86xqfLc/A