Photos: India's Deepanjali 2006 or "Festival of Lights" performance

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jbcrane
jbcrane Senior Member • Posts: 1,364
Photos: India's Deepanjali 2006 or "Festival of Lights" performance

Hello All,

I had the privilege of shooting my dear friend's "Deepanjali," or India's "Festival of Light's" celebration last night here in Fort Collins, Colorado. It was my first event of this kind; stage lighting, dark theatre, etc., so I was a little nervous going into it. Overall the rigs handled very well: I shot my D200 with the 70-200VR and my wife's D70s with the 17-35/2.8. Here are a few of the over 500 images shot. I think both rigs handled high ISO noise very well. All shot around ISO-1250 @f2.8 between 1/60-1/200 with 70-200VR.

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Kind regards, JBC

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md0234 Contributing Member • Posts: 531
Re: Photos: India's Deepanjali 2006 or "Festival of Lights" performance

very nice, good opportunity to shoot an unusual event (for Colorado at least) too.

LeungPhotos
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Re: Photos: India's Deepanjali 2006 or "Festival of Lights" performance

Pretty nice shots. I would've liked to see 1 of 2 pictures where more of the stage was shown. I would imagine that there were some nice stage props that would look nice with the dancers.

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Leung

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jeminijoseph Veteran Member • Posts: 6,150
Did you mean Deepavali?

That's the name of the festival. Not sure if they called the celebration Deepanjali.

Nice pictures anyway

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jbcrane
jbcrane OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,364
Photos [was: Did you mean Deepavali?]

Hi JJ-

jeminijoseph wrote:

That's the name of the festival. Not sure if they called the
celebration Deepanjali.

Not being Indain myself I can't say with 100% assurance here this morning, but before I posted I asked my friend the proper name of the event and that's what he said. It's also what it said on the printed program.
I wanted to make sure I honored it properly.

A quick google search on Deepavali though proves your point.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali .
I'll ask my friend about it.

Nice pictures anyway

Thank very much.

With regards to more stage-oriented activity, the stage was pretty sparse for most of the performance, but here are a few more. As mentioned there are more tan 500 images to process.

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Husband. Dad. Dog lover. COG.

jeminijoseph Veteran Member • Posts: 6,150
Re: Photos [was: Did you mean Deepavali?]

Hi there

I'm Indian and I'm pretty sure the celbration is Depavali (some people call it Diwali). But it's possible that they called their celebration Deepanjali.

It's ok. You've covered the colors. One aspect of traditional Indian dressing, especially girls is the colorfullness. You've done a great job capturing it.

Share rest of your pictures

jbcrane wrote:
Hi JJ-

jeminijoseph wrote:

That's the name of the festival. Not sure if they called the
celebration Deepanjali.

Not being Indain myself I can't say with 100% assurance here this
morning, but before I posted I asked my friend the proper name of
the event and that's what he said. It's also what it said on the
printed program.
I wanted to make sure I honored it properly.

A quick google search on Deepavali though proves your point.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali .
I'll ask my friend about it.

Nice pictures anyway

Thank very much.
With regards to more stage-oriented activity, the stage was pretty
sparse for most of the performance, but here are a few more. As
mentioned there are more tan 500 images to process.

-- hide signature --

Kind regards, JBC

Nikon Shooter in Colorado.
http://www.pbase.com/jbcrane/
Husband. Dad. Dog lover. COG.

-- hide signature --

Thanks
Jemini Joseph

http://www.birdsimages.com

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