This past Saturday I went to photograph the Color Run held at Citi Field in Queens. I did it as part of the fun #We35 project I’m a part of — our assignment for May was to attend and document a public event or gathering of some kind. For my official report I have to pick 3 images, but nothing prevents me from sharing more than that here.
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Before The Race
It seemed worthswhile to document a bit of the pre-color, pre-race activities.
A unicorn, and Mr. and Mrs. Met were there.
The Orange Zone
I started shooting here.
The Blue Zone
I eneded up spending most of my time here. The longer I stayed the more the blue dust dominated the entire frame, and it blended almost perfectly with the sky. It was also the last color station in the race and turned into something of a celebration zone.
More unicorns whowed up.
Post Race Party
The photo that tops this post was from the post-race celebration. About every 15 minutes they held a massive powder and glitter explosion. Here’s what the scene looked like when the dust settled, plus one subway portrait from my ride home.
Finally, some folks might want to know how I protected my camera during all this. I used my Fuji x100s with a single fixed-length lens (35mm equivalent) which forced me to get close to the action. I put in a slider lock 1-quart bag, and screwed a protective filter over the bag, cut out the circle, and it kept everything dust free. Here are some before and after shots.
I had a great, colorful time.