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Holi Fest - Commerce, TX

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by mpresley, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. mpresley

    mpresley Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 13, 2012
    Wolfe City, TX
    Michael
    I've shot this event a couple of times - once with a Nikon D700 using the Nikon 80-400, and now with the E-M5 and the Oly 75. I shot most of them at f/2, wanting the subject isolation that gave me. It was a bright sunny day and the blinkies were going crazy with over exposure warnings. I shot RAW, anticipating that I would be able to take care of most problems in post - it's always amazed me how much you can recover. Most of the shots were 1 to 1 1/2 stops over exposed but the files responded quite nicely to Lightroom's processing.


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  2. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    Fantastic shots.I have seen shots of this festival in India, and here in San Diego there is a fun run with the paint throwing.Did your gear get blasted?
     
  3. mpresley

    mpresley Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 13, 2012
    Wolfe City, TX
    Michael
    Thank you so much - I stayed out of the fray and managed to avoid getting "colorized". The 75 was long enough for me to stay on the sidelines - I had to duck a couple of times when the participants got to close.
     
  4. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Michael -Love the post. #2 is the absolute standout! Thanks for sharing your photo tips. They will come in handy when I finally get to attend

    I only learned of the Holi Festival of Colors this year and desperately hoped to attend but unexpected found myself on the road elsewhere.
     
  5. mpresley

    mpresley Mu-43 Regular

    175
    Sep 13, 2012
    Wolfe City, TX
    Michael
    Thanks, it's great fun to shoot. If I was to offer advise I'd say either bring a long lens and stand back or be prepared to join the fray.
     
  6. dlew

    dlew Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 11, 2012
    So-Cal
    Dennis
    I wonder how the OMD would handle in situations like this or if anyone would even consider 'testing' it under this conditions (with it all the colors, etc)...
     
  7. mpresley

    mpresley Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 13, 2012
    Wolfe City, TX
    Michael
    I'd be willing to test yours :smile:
     
  8. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    I'm hoping to do a bit of both! I won't get there but this Utah event seems amazing both for natural environment and frivolity.
    :dancingparty:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DQ93oC3V88"]Holi Festival of Colors Utah 2012 - YouTube
     
  9. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Good stuff. I've never heard of Holi Fest ... I gotta get there!

    Gary
     
  10. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Gary -Use your avatar's respiratory mask and you needn't worry about "Rainbow Lung Disease".

    The Holi Festival of Colors exact dates vary by temple locations some continuing through this Sunday.

    -Chrome

     
  11. bipinsnair

    bipinsnair Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Herndon, VA
    Bipin Nair
    Very nice set, but this one below makes my heart break, look at that E-M5 :sad010:

     
  12. mpresley

    mpresley Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 13, 2012
    Wolfe City, TX
    Michael
    Thanks, I can see how you would mistake that for an E-M5 but it's a Pentax 35mm film camera.
     
  13. mpresley

    mpresley Mu-43 Regular

    175
    Sep 13, 2012
    Wolfe City, TX
    Michael
    Thanks Gary, this is the only one I've been to, I thought I might make one in Dallas this weekend but just have to many things to do, like go to the Scarborough fair which is where I'll be Saturday.