When I returned to town after dropping off my camera and computer, I heard the sound of gunfire in the distance. It was so loud that I almost instinctively reached for my gun, even though I haven't carried one in years.
I soon discovered the sound was coming from hundreds of large firecrackers, part of a Chinese new year celebration. Two dragons were dangling in a smoke-filled street to the music of constant explosions. It was a wonderful sight.
I didn't have a camera, but I did have pockets to store the exploded firecracker casings. They proved to be much more visually interesting than dragons; everyone knows what dragons look like.