Dancing in the haze

Dancing in the hazeIt’s been quite some time since I’ve been to Utah. And whenever I think back on Utah, among the amazing landscape scenery and magnificent sunsets and sunrises, a memory that certainly stands out for me is the Holi Festival of Colors festival over at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork. This was by far some of the most fun I’ve had in my life when it comes to public events, and whenever I think back on it, it always puts a smile on my face. I’ve spoken in length about my time there over several posts here and on social media and if I ever get the chance to go back to Spanish Fork for the festival, I’m sure I’ll spend many years talking about that moment too. He he. One thing that was fun to do was to get lost in the crowd of people as they continued dancing in the haze of color and dirt. I think the only time they ever settled down was when it was time for everyone to toss their colored dust in the air in unison. It was just non-stop dancing and movement and despite the incredibly dense crowd it was actually quite easy to move in and out through the chaos. Everyone was just so happy and friendly, enjoying the atmosphere and the festival with each other and having pure fun. So whenever I thought there might be something fun to shoot within the crowd, it wasn’t so difficult to get to a spot that I liked. I had spent much of the first day of the festival using nothing buy my ultra wide angle lens. I didn’t want to switch lenses often, especially with a trip coming up soon after the festival and I figured going wide would allow me to get epic crowd shots like this. And if I did want to get closer, I’d just use my feet. He he.

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