Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Saffron - It's Not Just For Curry Anymore

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There were four stations along the Color Run where participants got whacked with pink, blue, yellow and green. The yellow one had the best light and space to shoot in. (Hint to Grace: watch the direction of the wind, stay just outside the blast zone and be sure to carry a lens cloth. A very wide angle lens helps.) All that saturation and contrast played tricks on my camera but the results were pretty good.

The second of these pictures got the most views on Flickr. The person in the red shirt looked like he dropped dead in the street. After a moment, he started writhing around in the powder, sort of wallowing in it. Then he got up and continued. To each their own.

We'll have a nice ethereal Arch photo tomorrow and then some more of this on Friday. Haven't got to the mass color eruptions from the crowd at the end.            

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8 comments:

Olivier said...

j'espere que tu avais bien protege ton appareil photo ;) superbe cette envolée de couleur

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I particularly like the contrast of the yellow color with the blue sky in the second photo.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Thanks for the tips Bob.. If I can take shots like these I'll be happy..wide angle lens you say, I can do that :)

TheChieftess said...

You do have some crazy events out there in St. Louis!!!

William Kendall said...

That's getting quite silly, but I like it! Good shots, Bob!

Jack said...

I really don't get this, but if I encountered it, I sure would be out there snapping away. With a lens cloth.

JM said...

Lisbon also had its Colour Run this summer but there's nothing comparable to the Hindu Holi Festival.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

JM and I had similar takes. I thought it was Holi even though I knew the timing isn't right. Didn't figure on another quirky STL event.