Madison Winter Festival

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by fin azvandi, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    Every year the Madison Winter Festival brings in truckloads of snow to turn the streets around the Capitol Square into a cross country ski race course; there's also snowboarding competitions, snowshoeing, and other activities. Here's a few photos I took today - if I can make it back tomorrow I'll update later.

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    20120218-5 by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr

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    20120218-81 by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr

    4. (it's a clown on skis)
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    20120218-91 by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr

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    20120218-112 by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr

    #10 was taken with Lumix 20/1.7, the rest were SMC Takumar 50/1.4
     
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  2. BSH

    BSH Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 18, 2012
    WI
    And to top it off, we didn't even have a "real" winter this year, and it was about 40 degrees today! (we washed the salt off our cars) I'm just up the road a ways in Sauk County.

    The ice sculpture is awesome. Do you have more of those?
     
  3. Great photo documentary. I look forward to seeing the rest.
     
  4. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    nice variety of pictures here fin. I wouldn't mind a touch of that weather here myself.

    first and second ones tell a good story.
     
  5. Ralser

    Ralser Mu-43 Regular

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    May 28, 2011
    I'm too busy to make it down to the square this weekend, nice bunch of shoots. I thought you weren't getting much of a summer in Aus. ( that's what my parents told me anyway)

    GH2, 14-42, 20, zuiko 50 f1.8
     
  6. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    Thanks for the comments all. It was warmer today and I guess the ice sculptor was only working yesterday, so the pieces he left had melted somewhat. BTW, ice in shadows is hard to photograph - I think I got lucky yesterday with some nice backlighting. Most of the action today was the ski racing.

    All with the SMC Takumar 50/1.4

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    14. These kids enjoyed the broken pieces from a sculpture more than the art itself!
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