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Melbourne Color Run 2012

Melbourne Color Run 2012

Photos: The full set is on flickr and here on facebook, enjoy!

The Melbourne Color Run inaugural event was held this year at Flemington Racecourse. Though I didn’t enter (Sarah did) I tagged along despite not feeling the best this weekend to take some photos (It’s been awhile…)

This event  was a heap of fun actually, considering there was no alcohol (that I saw) around the people were all pretty pumped. Great atmosphere!

The finish festival is where most of the action happened – participants gather around a stage with a DJ (colour packs were constantly thrown out to the dancing crowd) who coordinated (and some times not so coordinated) the people to go spastic with the powder simultaneously – resulting in a pretty spectacular display of colour exploding everywhere.

Melbourne Color Run 2012

I did get into one part of the course where the Blue station was. There were many other colour stations setup but this was the only accessible one, partly due to non-existent security. Volunteers had barrels of the colour, which they loaded into what I’d call huge sauce bottles to squirt those who were running by. This  made for some hilarious photos of people getting shot in the face…

Melbourne Color Run 2012

After I left that area the security guards were out and that would be that, glad I got a few rippers from that area though.

So photo wise, I shot on shutter priority for most of the event. Powder, things shooting out, all fast paced stuff which you’d want to freeze so 1/500th to 1/1500th is what I stuck with. Lots of contrast/levels adjustments to really make the colour pop in this set. It’s all very contrast-y as you can probably tell.

Melbourne Color Run 2012

One thing I didn’t think about was the powder. To be honest I hadn’t done any research into this event and just rocked up for some fun. The powder gets in EVERYTHING. No problem for the environmental shielding of the 5D2 and 24-70/70-200 so I wasn’t really concerned. Just had to be careful when changing lenses if there was a huge cloud of the crap coming my way. Some other photographers there went to pretty great lengths to tape up and bag up their gear though. Also noticed many GoPro’s around too.

The full set is on flickr and on facebook, enjoy!

 

Written by Aaron Tan

November 26th, 2012 at 12:12 am

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Mighty Car Mods Melbourne Meet- April 2012

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Went down to check out the Mighty Car Mods meet held in Southbank, Melbourne today.

A fairly big turnout, was good to meet Marty and have a quick chat (He was on the Micra forums prior to the MCM days) as well as put some faces to names.

Some very tough cars out as well. Good to see such a culmination of the car community there – pretty much something for everyone – Japan, Australia, euros, old models, new models.

Here’s some photos from the meet. As usual, enjoy! Full Set is here.

MCM Meet Melbourne Apr-2012

MCM Meet Melbourne Apr-2012

MCM Meet Melbourne Apr-2012

MCM Meet Melbourne Apr-2012

If you’re into cars and DIY modifications, be sure to check out Mighty Car Mods on Youtube and Facebook.

Written by Aaron Tan

April 21st, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Run for the Kids 2012

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April Fools Day and the end of Daylight savings. Starting the day with an extra hour’s sleep? I’m not complaining.

Sarah took park in the this year’s Run for the Kids – and as with most of her fun runs, I head in as well and snap off some shots while waiting for her at the finish line.

Great job to all the participants! Until the next run… Which is most likely the Mother’s Day Classic and Run Melbourne!

I don’t ask anything for these images, I’m going out there and hopefully getting some nice photos of participants. So if you get lucky and find yourself in one, please let me know! I’ll be happy to send you a copy. Also, if you like what I do, Like my facebook page! —>

Click here to see the full set of images!

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Click here to see the full set of images!

Written by Aaron Tan

April 1st, 2012 at 4:33 pm

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2012 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

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Here’s some photos that I took from the 2012 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix last weekend. I was lucky enough to get to enjoy some corporate hospitality so had some pretty amazing views. Not sure if I can go back General Admin after this weekend!

Enjoy!

Be sure to have a look through whole set here!

Sebastian Vettel

Pit Lane Rooftops

Ferrari Pit Tour

Fernando Alonso Pit Stop

Felipe Massa Pit Stop

Ferrari Pit Tour

Written by Aaron Tan

March 24th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

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Melbourne Photowalk

Did a bit of a wander around with some guys tonight. Good to have a chat and get some snaps (and some pretty decent ones at that)

Rialto @ Sunset

Into the light

The Horse

Artistic

Summer Nights

Check the whole set out here.

Written by Aaron Tan

February 3rd, 2012 at 12:15 am