Big Finish

A dramatic finish to a spectacular show in Hamilton, Ontario.

A dramatic finish to a spectacular show in Hamilton, Ontario.
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jodiparker_5877 May 03, 2015
wow , what a shot!
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RamonZabala November 27, 2018
Amazing capture
elainezammitduguay November 29, 2018
Thank you, it was quite the street show. Happy shooting! :)

Behind The Lens

I took this photo while attending the Super Crawl Art Festival in my home town Hamilton, Ontario. I was thrilled to catch the Circus Orange performers who put on an amazing show!
This picture was taken at night around 10 PM, it was the final shot of the night as the show came to an end.
I had a roof top spot all set up with my camera and tripod, but just moments before the show began we were asked to leave. Then I was in a pickle trying to find a decent location to both view the show and take some photos. I couldn't use my tripod, because I was deep in the crowd of people and with the natural darkness of night and the use of fireworks and show lights, my flash really did not get used all that much. So this photo was shot unnatural.
To take this photo I used my Canon EOS REBEL T3i and my 250 mm lens.
The Hamilton Art Super Crawl Festival is a feast for the ears, eyes and taste buds. It is hard not to find something inspiring to take pictures of with its parade of bands, entertainers, restaurants and countless food trucks.
Yes, I did some tweaking in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. First I always like to straighten and crop my photos. Typically if I have taken a decent shot with the camera, I will usually adjust the highlights, shadows, whites, blacks and clarity if need be. Then I adjust the sharpening and noise reduction.
In my camera bag
I typically carry 3 cameras in my bag. A Canon EOS REBEL T3i, Canon EOS REBEL T2i and my Waterproof Canon Powershot D20 cameras. I also have 3 lens I carry, an 18 mm, a 55 mm, and 250 mm lens. I also have my Canon Speedlite 430EX II. I always carry a minimum of 4 fully charged batteries for either the cameras or for the flash and I also have a battery charger with me just in case. I carry a polarizing filter, a little water spray bottle, lens cleaners and a remote for the cameras. It would be nice to travel a little lighter, but I do want to try and be prepared, just in case that photo opportunity does present itself. Mind you, I do realize I need to start bringing my tripod out with me more.
My advice is just to be observant and respectful of your surroundings and nature. Soak in all the natural and manmade beauty that surrounds us. If you just stop and really take a look, you will see that there is beauty all around us. If I find something I am inspired to shoot, I try playing with the settings and angles of the shot. I can take several shots of a single scene, with an adjustment here and there, or shoot from another perspective. As an amateur photographer I am constantly trying to develop my eye and skills. Most of all I just recommend that you just get out and have fun with your camera and your surroundings!

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