'The Green Lantern'
Silk and Paper lanterns are iconic to many places in East Asia, and Vietnam is no different. Some can be elaborately decorative, and others, like this one can be quite basic. Further proving the importance of light in an image, the spectacular hue of the background here was the result of a few things:
First, the wall behind the lantern is kind of a burnt yellow, worn paint and a touch on the dirty side.
Secondly, the lantern's bulb is quite a low wattage, and the material is quite opaque, allowing the lantern to glow, but not provide a lot of excess light and therefore, little green cast to it's surroundings.
Thirdly, red lanterns hang immediately above and below the green one, with a brighter light and more translucent skin, allowing the red-influenced light to warm up and mix with the burnt yellow background
A simple composition, but one of my favourites from Vietnam. #paperlantern#silklanterns#vietnam#greenlantern#notasuperhero#colorandlight#colourpop#colours#warmth#interiordesign#interiordesigner