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An actual event!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sherlock77, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Sherlock77

    Sherlock77 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Our city is having a street event over three weekends with some light installations, weekend #1 was essentially bone chilling cold, it happened I didn't go, doubt many other people did either, weekend #2 (this one) is warmer again and I went...
    It wasn't too crowded but busy enough, with mask use encouraged, and quite a few people taking it in...
    One of the best days of this past year, the thrill of the "hunt", just being in a decently large crowd, enjoying the lights, and (ahem) attempting photography, it isn't easy doing something like this at night but I had fun! Made me realize how much I miss events, since March last year when everything shut down...

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    Chinook Blast 04.jpg

    Chinook Blast 05.jpg
     
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    Gosh an actual event... That's rare these days. It looks like it worked quite well for social distancing. Great photos!
     
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    I could have done better, not easy doing night photography, quite difficult actually, but it was a great evening, I believe I'll try again tomorrow night :)
     
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    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    I’m happy you got to go to an event and engage in your passion, even if you’re not happy with the results. I’m happy for you, dammit ;)
     
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    I think they look very nice.
    The two statues in the second one aren't wearing their masks!
    They go around putting masks on statues around here. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wolfgangus Faldestolius Little notes from an armchair

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    Are the two tin men with the pork pie hats of the same "extended household"? I think we should be told.
     
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    Gracey Well-Known Member

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    Whoop-Whoop :D

    If I'm not mistaken, weren't you saying how much you missed social events on Mia's Covid19 thread?

    You also hoped I was wrong with my gloomy prediction about the future?

    I've never been more pleased to be wrong :)
    Glad to read you enjoyed the event.
     
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    I'm not particularly into photography and your night images got my attention!
     
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    I'm never happy enough with my results... ;)
     
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    Yup, I wasn't quite sure what this would be like, I'm planning to go back tonight as well

    Over the past year there have been lots of drive through events, but to walk the street with other people was something else... And I could see in people's faces (I mean eyes) that they were enjoying themselves...
     
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    Sherlock77 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    :p
     
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    Success amidst the pandemic! Well done. :cool:
     
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    Bibliophile715 host/main - first system member - any pronouns

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    I’m very glad you got to enjoy an event like that which had social distancing in it! It’s rare I see things like that posted and those pictures look good with people wearing masks in them too.
     
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    Nice Sherlock,:) Cow town's looking cold but lively.
     
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    It was 3 Celsius last night at 7:30, last weekend it was -28 Celsius!
     
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    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    You all deserve medals for going out in that cold weather. And you captured the snowmen unless those are real people in those pics. haha
     
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    One from tonight, that's not me... In case anyone is wondering

    Chinook Blast 06.jpg
     
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    Not sure why, but I think I like this photo, another example of how tricky night photography is when combined with light displays, and perhaps happy surprises?

    Chinook Blast 07.jpg
     
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    The man in the fur coat certainly knows his modeling pose! And the guy on the right side of the photo
    looks like he is trying to do Tai Chi.
    It is interesting to see what the camera catches that they eye might not!
     
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    Events like this are a testament to the human ability to see adversity as a creative challenge. The essence of mental health!