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Holi - Festival of Colours - part 1

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 23 March 2015 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This week I will post shots to celebrate Holi - India's Spring Festival of Colours!

Holi Mela was an event organised by the India Australia Association of Canberra.

My one concern was to protect my camera gear. I used a 55-200mm lens allowing me to keep a safe distance from the clouds of Holi powder!

NIKON D5000 1/1250 second F/4.8 ISO 400 122 mm

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

So funny !

23 Mar 2015 7:33am

Devi from Chennai, India

Ha ha ha !! This is one festival when I lock myself and don't come out of my home !!! I hate having colours and coloured water sprayed on me!!! I feel it is yucky !! Of course....my very own opinion!!!

23 Mar 2015 10:28am

@Devi: Someone very kindly painted my face - I was truly submerged in the event after that!

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Très bien Vu! J'aime beaucoup les reflets dans les lunettes

23 Mar 2015 1:27pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

At first I thought it was a portrait from a Color Run event. SOunds similar. They spread colored powder everywhere and it is deadly to cameras. Nice portrait.

23 Mar 2015 5:59pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks, Ruthie. Yes, the Colour Run copied the powder throwing from the Holi festival.

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic portrait ~ unique with the colors on the face and the crowd as well!

23 Mar 2015 6:59pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Sounds like an interesting festival that you have to protect your camera equipment.......Do the people throw this Holi powder??
Great capture of contrasting colors, accompanied by nice smiles!!

24 Mar 2015 12:34am

@Steven: Thanks, Steven. Yes, people throw the powder. They could buy packets of the Holi powder from stalls at the event. Similar to the Colour Run - which borrows the idea from the Holi festival.

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A fabulous image. What spectacular color. I love the sunglasses and the reflection. What a wonderful festival!

24 Mar 2015 2:01am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe ces peintures et cet orangé aux lunettes,bravo

24 Mar 2015 8:57am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great Capture of Holi colours and smiles. Lovely. :)

24 Mar 2015 6:19pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Elle est accordée à ses lunettes

25 Mar 2015 6:24am

JMS* from Chonburi, Thailand

Excellent portrait ou le moindre détail est bien mis en valeur !

28 Mar 2015 4:20am

1/1250 second
ISO 400
122 mm