Holi Festival of Colours

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    So Manchester has a huge Indian population, and next weekend is the Holi Festival of Colours. I’m thinking of heading to the park with my camera and getting some close-ups of people throwing powdered dyes all over the place. A little worried about my D7000 though, and how well it’ll stand up to that many particles flying around. Anyone have advice for wrapping it up so I don’t get dust inside the joints and whatnot? I tried searching online a bit, but couldn’t find any sites with really good info.

    An idea of what I’ll be up against (though, I doubt it’ll be at nearly this sort of scale) http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/03/holi_festival_of_colors.html


    I went to a much smaller festival here in NYC last year http://www.flickr.com/photos/ennuipoet/sets/72157626184730347/ the City was all uptight about the powder being flung around. Why? Anthrax. Seriously.

    As for wrapping, whenever I need to “weatherproof” my gear, I take a plastic shopping bag and white bandage tape. The bandage tape peels cleanly without leaving a residue on the body, though I never intentionally tape it to the body. Cut a whole in the end and (assuming you are using one)use your lens hood to secure to the front elements of the lens. Tape gently around the base and the handgrips leaving the back open for focusing and setting changes.


    Hmmm… we’ve got a decent sized Indian population here, too. Sounds like something to Google…

    Thanx for letting me know.

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