Festival Of Colors in LA - March 16, 2013

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  • Jennifer B.

    Awesome!!!

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Ryan J.

    If it wasn't for this group I never would've known about this event. Thank you so much!

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • Chris F.

      I try to find events and things that other groups arent doing . Things that havent been done to death.. I dont do the same events over and over ,, and just change the name..

      1 · March 17, 2013

    • Ryan J.

      Keep it up, you made my weekend. I didn't make it in time to meet with the group this time, but I would love to get more involved with this group.

      March 17, 2013

  • Margarita C.

    This was a really fun event. Really cool.

    March 17, 2013

  • Nick

    I'm just wondering is any body shoot with fisheye?

    March 17, 2013

    • Gary

      I took a driving trip to San Francisco and rented a fisheye just to experiment with along the way. To be honest, I only used it once or twice and realized that it is a highly specialized lens only for specific purposes, not just for tripping around town. I probably will never buy one unless I am hired to do architectural interiors or some such ilk.

      March 17, 2013

    • Chris F.

      Special lenses and equipt are better just rented for the specific event and then factored into the costs .. Unless you have tons of money.

      March 17, 2013

  • Steve W.

    Thanks Larry, Ruth and Chris, great photo op. Color event and Cool pics.

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The mist colorful & memorable event i've been to in months!

    March 17, 2013

  • Tizita W

    I had a wonderful time! Thanks for planning this!

    March 17, 2013

  • Chris F.

    Looking at all the images , it's one good shot after another.. Outstanding work from everyone.. Beautiful images., Thank you for sharing your photos. These all deserve to be printed and framed . Or at least to go in your portfolios..

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • ART A.

    had a great time .once again i missed the group i got there at the 3 3 pm to catch the colors, wonderfull time.

    March 16, 2013

  • larry a.

    It was colorful, exciting and good to be with a few friends and seeing everyone SMILE during Festival of Color

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    got some beautiful photos thanks!

    March 16, 2013

  • Heather

    Great event... Got some great photos and video footage!

    March 16, 2013

  • Gary

    I think I just answered this but it was a great time, lots of happy people and colors. Next year I will come for the evening festivities.

    March 16, 2013

  • Gary

    Great time!

    March 16, 2013

  • Calvin R.

    It was fun! Thanks!

    March 16, 2013

  • Sophie

    Super fun even got some great pictures. Thanks Larry & Ruth and the rest of the group. I'm dead tired LOL

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun meetup. Colour made for Great shots. Friendly crowd . Thanks Larry, Chris and Ruth.

    March 16, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    It was a great event. Beautiful pictures and such positives vibes all around.

    2 · March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      hey Jennifer, sorry we missed you, too. Glad u had a good time as we did!

      March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Definitely an event to remember. The crowd grew as the day progressed. People really got into the mesmerizing music, letting go of shyness and just havin a great time. I left with a big smile on my face. Loved every moment of it. I got smeared w/ yellow powder on my face, then more colors everywhere. Loved it!!!

    March 16, 2013

  • Sophie

    OK I'm here and i find the best parking. But where is the sun a little chilling this morning.

    March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Larry, Sophie, Gary, n me are inside fhe grounds

      March 16, 2013

    • Jennifer B.

      I wish I could have met you all. I arrived and started shooting immediately and lost track of time. It was a fun event!!!

      1 · March 16, 2013

  • Nick

    Where u guys?

    March 16, 2013

    • larry a.

      Ruth and the others are still there...I couldn't take any more colored powder YUCK...went home

      March 16, 2013

  • larry a.

    we were there at 11 when it opened

    March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yep i even carried around my sign till 1p.

      March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Im still here lol

      March 16, 2013

  • Peter R.

    I'm going to show up later. Family matter. See you guys.

    March 16, 2013

  • Chris F.

    It's almost 1 PM,,, pick a spot and everyone meet up there . Everyone who is attending should be there by now..

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • Keith R.

    There is at least 4 of us here and there are some spots still in the school on the Southside UT not many. .

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My ETA is 10a. Im near the school

    March 16, 2013

  • larry a.

    Im here... Haha

    March 16, 2013

  • Chris F.

    Arrgghhh its 8am,, it's morning,, please make it stop!!! I need coffee,,,

    March 16, 2013

  • larry a.

    Good morning everyone Fabio, Ruth, Chris, Peter, Grant and the rest of the group it's 6:08 am having my coffee...getting things ready. Had a few hours restfeeling pretty good. See you there!

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      LOL you are a hoot, Larry! Gettin ready as well. Too early for a Saturday but excited for today! Let's do this!!

      March 16, 2013

  • larry a.

    Fabio it will take you 20 minute s to make this it'll protect your camera...I've been up 32 hours...haha a lil croggy http://www.meetup.com/LAStreetP...­

    March 15, 2013

  • fabio

    im sorry if someone's already asked this. I didn't see it on the comments below. How is everyone planning on protecting their equipment from the powder? (those close up and in the crowd)

    March 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ziplocks are fine, too, Fabio, but I would tape it up with gaffers tape and add an extra lining of plastic (maybe saran wrap or plastic bag?). I went down to Samy's camera this afternoon and bought the Optech rain sleeve (2 in a pack) for $7.99, but I will still wrap my camera with a plastic bag for that extra protection. The rain poncho is a great tip as well.

      March 15, 2013

    • larry a.

      OK a FREE water proof bag use with strap or without....used this for over 20 years works! http://www.meetup.com...­

      1 · March 15, 2013

  • larry a.

    you guys should take the time look at the video (CLICK ON THE BANNER)..."Festival of Colors". Shooting is tough and full of heads. walking in groups will be HARD as it is shoulder to shoulder. If you meet it should be 1 or 2 together I myself would shoot alone ...easier to get around and shoot what you like. In fact once it starts your pretty much confined to where you are I'll be there but 2 hours early securing my spot. IT MAY BE A SMALLER CROWD...BUT IT WILL STILL BE PACKED!

    March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      See you there at 9:00a!

      March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok, folks, I'm reposting the parking info that Sophie posted yesterday (Part 2 of this message). I will probably be at the event early around 9:00a - 9:30a so I can find good parking and ready to rock my sign/placard "LA Street Photography". If you can't find me with my sign, I'll be standing by the big billboard that Larry suggested (and I have no idea where it is, but it's a good landmark to begin with). If anybody needs to get in touch with me, please email me at [masked] and I will give you my cell #. However, once I'm inside the craziness, I can't guarantee I will pick up. You might want to get Larry's number too.

    If you haven't bought your ticket, please do so online and print your ticket to avoid the long line of paying at the door. If you plan to get "dirty": wear old clothes, goggles, sunglasses, dust mask or bandana. Bring spare clothes, as well. And most importantly, protect your gear, as suggested by Chris & Larry. SEE YOU ALL THERE!

    March 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Got it!

      March 15, 2013

    • larry a.

      CLICK here to see the billboard across the street of the school and where to park. http://www.meetup.com...­

      March 15, 2013

  • larry a.

    Performances on the Main Stage
    11:00 am: The Mighty Govinda
    12:30 am Atma & Bhangra Yoga
    1:00 pm: Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe
    2:30 pm: Deepak Ramapriya & Breath of Life Tribe
    4:00 pm Kirtaniyas Bass Mantra
    5:30 pm: MC Yogi & DJ Drez
    7:00 pm: Jai Krishna & Ananda Groove

    Secondary Stage

    11:00 pm - Noon, Kirtan by Coral and Band
    Noon - 12:30 pm, Kirtan by Temple Bhajan Band
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Kumudini, DJ by Mental Physix
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Kirtan by Temple Bhajan Band
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Yoga by Marti Bradley
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Kirtan by Temple Bhajan Band
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Yoga by Alan Seigel, Kirtan
    6:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Kirtan TBA
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Bhangra Yoga by Atma
    7:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Kirtan TBA

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    PARKING INFO:

    On site 80 spots
    Across the Street on Alondro between Pioneer & Maidstone 600 spots

    2 Blocks North at Maidstone & Excelsior 120 spots
    2 Blocks West at Alondro & Gridley 1,200 spots

    3 blocks East at Alondro & Clarkdale 50 spots

    4 blocks SW at 166th & Eric 1,000 spots
    5 blocks SW at 166th $ Studebaker 500 spots

    6 blocks NE at Elaine & 162nd 50 spots

    On Street parking. Please be courteous in the neighborhood. Allow space for residents to park in front of their homes and do not block driveways. If a resident asks you to move, please do so. Exercise politeness at all times remembering that people have their homes and lives here and we are only visiting for a day.

    March 15, 2013

  • Chris F.

    There are Holi events happening all this month,, I will post a list of the others ,, One is at Huntington beach another at Wil Rogers State park and one at Arcadia park in Arcadia,,, All are later in the month..

    1 · March 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nice!!!

      March 15, 2013

  • larry a.

    Use a Telephoto and find the highest vantage point from the outside perimeter so you dont get locked in. From here you have a wide to tele. from inside the crowd your to confined to not much of a variety

    1 · March 14, 2013

    • Chris F.

      From inside you have a limited perspective and cant pick your shots as well. you only see what is directly in front of you .. If you like to shoot from inside you will have to keep moving..

      March 15, 2013

    • larry a.

      Hare Krishnas from the Venice Temple are up at 11

      March 15, 2013

  • larry a.

    meet under the billboard across the street...here is a picture http://www.meetup.com/LAStreetP...­

    March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What time are we meeting up under the big sign?

      March 14, 2013

    • larry a.

      The billboard is where the parking lot is...entrance is on the other side of the street. 605 freeway exit alondra northbound (turn right) south bound (turn left)

      March 15, 2013

  • Andre W.

    Got scheduled to work :/

    March 15, 2013

  • Haleem

    Can't wait for tomorrow see you guys tomorrow..

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yay! I'm excited

    March 15, 2013

  • Simon

    Working late

    March 15, 2013

  • larry a.

    do you see the powder hit the lens...haha even in you enclose your camera in a bag the powder will cover your bag...like rain the water will smear your bag and mess up your shots. I put the video there for you to get an idea of what is to be expected...so you have an idea. Anything major like this you want to try to get in the CIRCLE so you don't have to contend with the back of heads somehow.

    March 15, 2013

  • Sophie

    I'm sure some of you may wonder where I am going to park so there it is. On site 80 spots available across the.street on Alondro between pioneer and maidstone 600 spots. 2 blocks north at maidstone & Excelsior 120 spots. 2 blocks west at alondro & gridley 1,200 spots available. So there it is everyone lets have fun.

    1 · March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      This is so cool, sophie!! Thankx for this parking info!!

      March 14, 2013

    • Sophie

      No problem Ruth see you there

      March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    LOL i got delegated as an event host! Very cool! Field trip!! I will give my cell # to those who cant find me & Larry. Pls send me an email. Thanks !

    March 14, 2013

    • larry a.

      if your going to help your deserve to be one...thanks from me and Chris!

      March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Im humbled and will do my best to help out!

      March 14, 2013

  • larry a.

    images of the event...http://images.search.yahoo.com/...­

    March 14, 2013

    • larry a.

      Look at these images they will give you an IDEA

      March 14, 2013

  • larry a.

    cash, credit cards in pockets up front...PURSES wallets stay home. bring ID and whatever cards you need ONLY put in front pocket

    1 · March 14, 2013

    • larry a.

      front PANTs pocket...not the SHIRT

      1 · March 14, 2013

  • larry a.

    This event...the more OFFICIAL you LOOK the more your chances of getting the SHOT. HERE at this type of event is those in the CIRCLE and those out of the circle...if you have to ask...well (credentialed media, house photographers)= in the circle FULL ACCESS. anyone else shoots BEHIND heads...good luck and have FUN!

    March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      U mean i have to look like a fotographer? lol

      March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      just kidding, larry. U have the hookups so u know the best way to get the shots. I'll study the vids.

      March 14, 2013

  • larry a.

    ooops I deleted my comment on $25 admission and Nicks comment got taken off...didn't want to scare anyone at $25 admission... IT's $5 thanks NICK!

    March 14, 2013

  • larry a.

    For any of you that are asthmatic... I would get a mask. At certain intervals they will be unleashing the colors...plumes of colored clouds falling upon you

    March 14, 2013

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