Sydney Mardi Gras 2013

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Last night marked the 35th anniversary of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. It was another wonderful evening, full of spectacle and celebration, despite the inclement weather again this year. To think those early years of protest were marked with violence and vilification; its wonderful to see how far it has come. Hears hoping the gay and lesbian community can continue making strides for greater recognition, justice and equality in the coming years.

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Left: This shot reminded me of the movie ‘Priscilla: Queen of the Desert’. Love the colours.


In terms of this set of photo’s, I have to confess to finding it really difficult to shoot last night. This was largely because the fence-line spot I managed to get was right beneath those orange street lights. So besides being too dark for my poor old camera’s focusing system, the light threw a strong colour cast. I’ve tried to clean it up in post with marginal success. The only way to improve things would be to use my flash units and get a camera with better low light sensitivity. Hmmm, is that a good enough excuse to grab a Canon 5D Mark III?  🙂

The images in this post are in the gallery below – click on any pic to see them in the gallery carousel.

Canon 7D | EF 50 f1.4 & EF 24-70L | Handheld | ISO 6400 | Post: Lightroom 4



2 Comments Add yours

  1. drawandshoot says:

    A truly vibrant set, Distan. I think these are excellent – you have such a great eye and skill. Of course a new camera is always fun…
    : )


    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thanks heaps, Karen. Truth be told, I’ve just been looking at high ISO samples of the Canon 6D and the 5DMkIII. Ah, if money were no object…. 🙂


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