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Posted February 23rd, 2014

Aurora Colour War

This 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