Friday, April 27, 2012

Bhangra Blowout 19


Bhangra Blowout 19, a set on Flickr.

Here are the photographs from the 19th Bhangra Blowout on April 7 in Washington DC,

The first photograph is a heavily cropped 50L. This was the host GW Bhangra dancing. but not competively.

Until the end, when the 50L came back, the rest are70-200mm f/2.8 II, at ISO 6400. The shutter speed of 1/200 seconds was not always adequate as you can see.

Photography was made complicated by the tall people right in the row in front of me.

There may be too many shots here for people who did not attend the show.

I could have used a better 6400 ISO and the ability to use off-center focus points (think 5D3 here :) ). But all in all, I think I got a reasonable rate of hitting focus on the some 900 shots I took. The ones here are now the only survivors. (The rest exist only in backup.)

I hope I've captured some of the color and the energy of the event.

The evening ended a little flat when only one of what we thought were the three best teams placed in the top three. It turns out that Cornell had actually obtained the highest scores overall, but they were not given a prize apparently because it was thought that had stepped too far out of traditional bhangra.