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Posted March 28th, 2017

“This is your brain on drugs.”

Actually, it is a scene from the Aurora Colour War at the annual Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, held in Whitehorse at the end of February. Participants throw coloured corn starch at one another, in an event that is inspired by India’s Holi Festival of Colours. This year’s Colour War was mostly over within a few minutes of its start, as almost all the packets of colour were dispersed at once. The colours blended into a dense off-white fog that engulfed the mob. After that, there was just an occasional flurry of activity when someone would find a full packet that had been dropped in the scuffle and they would let it fly. I managed to capture one of these occurrences with fortuitous timing in this image.
Pentax K-1, SMC Pentax DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED [IF] SDM @ 128mm, 1/200 sec @ f/11, ISO 400