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Diwali in Auckland, NZ

Tronhard
Elite

Here the emphasis is on the food and dancing, celebrated publicly over two days instead of the traditional five.  It took place in the centre of the city, and I spent about 3 hours there, shooting and enjoying the action.  The area was very crowded, with lots of food stalls and also activities for all ages.

All images taken with the Canon EOS R6, RF 24-240, hand-held in available light.

Crowds gathered around the main stageCrowds gathered around the main stageA young dancer in actionA young dancer in actionPortrait of a beautiful performerPortrait of a beautiful performerStrike a pose!Strike a pose!Catching the momentCatching the moment

Judges plus pageant winnersJudges plus pageant winnersA pageant contestant struts her stuffA pageant contestant struts her stuff


cheers, TREVOR

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Tintype_18
Whiz

Excellent photos with vivid colors.What is the significance of this event? I'm sure others would like to know. Like the idea of food stalls, too.

John

Tronhard
Elite

Hi again!
Thanks for your appreciation.  Rather than type it all out myself, HERE is a link to an explanation on Wikipedia:


cheers, TREVOR

Before you ask us, have you looked in the manual or on the Canon Support Site?
"All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris

Thanks for the link for an interesting observance of a particular religion. Obviously, it would take a lot to type it out! Cheers.

 

John

One link is worth a thousand words! 😃


cheers, TREVOR

Before you ask us, have you looked in the manual or on the Canon Support Site?
"All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris
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