Posted February 23rd, 2014
Aurora Colour WarThis was an event in
Streetfest, which took place on Main Street, Whitehorse last weekend as
part of the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous festival which has just wrapped
up for its 50th year. The "paint" was coloured cornstarch or flour.
Though most of this year's Rendezvous was held in frigid temperatures,
it began very mild as you might surmise from the attire of some of the
participants. A gusting wind really blew the paint dust around however,
and my camera and lens needed a good cleaning afterwards. The action
was scattered over the width of the street and it was hard to predict
how it would unfold even within an isolated group, so I had to shoot
fast and loose; the crop tool was my friend to zoom in on the best framing after the fact.
Pentax K-5, SMC Pentax DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED [IF] SDM @ 60mm, 1/500 sec @ f/5.6