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Photographing a Color Run Will Destroy Your Camera Gear–Don’t Do It
PETAPIXEL ^ | MAY 08.2013 | Roger Cicala

Posted on 05/09/2013 12:07:28 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

If there hasn’t been a Color Run 5k or 10k race near you, there probably will be soon. And with all that color, you certainly want to take some pictures, right? Not with your camera you don’t.

I’m never one to worry much about lens dust, but the color bombs they throw out at Color Runs are different. In the last month my lens rental business has had over 20 lenses and several cameras nearly ruined by these things. For what it’s worth, all of the renters tell us they really weren’t near any of the major ‘color bombs.’

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KEYWORDS: colorrun; colorruns; dontaskdonttell; lavendermafia; photography
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This is something I never heard of until now, sounds like people with too much free time on their hands.
1 posted on 05/09/2013 12:07:28 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: lawnguy; pandoraou812; Daffynition; barker; ferri; gjeiii; genefromjersey; texas booster; ...

pinglist


2 posted on 05/09/2013 12:08:39 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Gay,,no man should be there. Another chick thing.


3 posted on 05/09/2013 12:32:44 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

10-4 on that!


4 posted on 05/09/2013 12:39:20 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Seems like a bad idea for a group of heavily-breathing people to deal with.


5 posted on 05/09/2013 12:43:52 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Amazing pics and info in the story. And as the guy points out, if one exposure does that to a camera and lens, what is it doing to their lungs? Amazing how small ad sticky the particles are.


6 posted on 05/09/2013 12:44:23 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

And these are the same people who wag their fingers when i use a traditional lightbulb.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 12:46:58 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Sounds like the sort of thing that would appeal to Obama voters.

thecolorrun.com/faqs/

8 posted on 05/09/2013 12:48:12 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Does this mean it’s okay to smoke again?


9 posted on 05/09/2013 12:51:51 AM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: donna

Only herbs and spices!


10 posted on 05/09/2013 12:56:05 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: DesertRhino

I’ll second that.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 1:00:38 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

gays making something already gay, even gayer.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 1:05:31 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: DesertRhino
I almost lost my DSLR because of pine tree pollen, that colored dust is probably worse. I replaced the focus screen, a $60.00 part, but there is still some pollen on the prism and it would be a major and expensive repair to fix that. It doesn't affect the pictures so I put up with it.

Pop up flashes are a point of entry for a lot of crud, I made the mistake of using the flash outdoors and it bit me. I use an accessory flash now and keep the pop up disabled.

13 posted on 05/09/2013 1:05:40 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: IncPen

ping


14 posted on 05/09/2013 1:22:58 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
A religious ceremony of Hindu?


15 posted on 05/09/2013 1:42:41 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: All

I can’t even imagine the type of imbeciles that would engage in such an activity.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 2:02:01 AM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("Meg Lanker-Simons is a shining example of a liberal education.")
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To: Rodney Dangerfield
“I can’t even imagine the type of imbeciles that would engage in such an activity.”

The type that vote for democrats.

17 posted on 05/09/2013 3:37:35 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle (Hil)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What is the substance that it can be considered completely safe when it’s in your lungs?


18 posted on 05/09/2013 3:37:35 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The only way that I would watch this is if they released wolves or lions as they shot off the color guns.

That would be worth photographing from a distance.


19 posted on 05/09/2013 3:41:27 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Daffynition

My wife ran in one of these “events” and I didn’t bother to take my camera out of the bag anywhere near the finish line.

I saw some pros/semi-pros in the mist and glad I wasn’t in it. There is no way I would take a DSLR in that. At most a disposable pocket camera would be used by me.

Besides there was some construction going on a couple blocks up and I got some usable stock footage instead.


20 posted on 05/09/2013 3:56:13 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Vermont Lt

LOL!


21 posted on 05/09/2013 4:04:16 AM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: wally_bert

There is no way I would take a DSLR in that. At most a disposable pocket camera would be used by me.


Just thinking, but how about the underwater rig? They’re really expensive, but for a pro maybe in stock already?


22 posted on 05/09/2013 4:21:30 AM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: Peet
Or wrap the camera in plastic wrap, or an underwater camera box.
23 posted on 05/09/2013 4:33:15 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: cynwoody
Facists.

You will be arrested and put in The Color Run™ jail if more than 11.8% of your clothing is a hue other than white.

I see "Color Run" is traid marked. I hate this thing in 100 ways.

24 posted on 05/09/2013 4:38:47 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DesertRhino

From their website:

Do the kilometer “Color Zones” affect runner vision? Or breathing?

The Color Run™ explosions are basically food grade cornstarch and are 100% natural and SAFE. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our “certified” color throwers make sure to aim low as you pass by. Some “Color Runners” opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths. As shown on the “about” page the middle lane is the “low color lane,” which offers a “lighter” color experience. In summary: We work pretty hard to make it so our precious “Color Runners” get as much or as little color on them as they like.


25 posted on 05/09/2013 4:46:37 AM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: DesertRhino

I prefer a good mud run.

But then again I’ve always liked getting down and dirty.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 5:01:01 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I don’t understand why all the bashing... the Color Run that was held here in Dallas donated the proceeds to the American Heart Association. I personally, don’t see that as a bad thing at all.


27 posted on 05/09/2013 6:10:01 AM PDT by bearkat
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To: Rodney Dangerfield
I can’t even imagine the type of imbeciles that would engage in such an activity.

Down here in Texas, we call them "Democrats".

28 posted on 05/09/2013 6:18:24 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: bearkat

After reading the comments, I am reluctant to admit that my daughter “asked” me to participate in one of these runs in Wichita this past weekend. I was very hesitant to to it as my bias fell in line with the majority of comments on this thread.

I bit my tongue and did it. It was a self-paced, non-timed 5 K run. All in all, it was good time with my daughter.

The proceeds were/are supposedly for the Ronald McDonald House in Wichita.


29 posted on 05/09/2013 6:22:08 AM PDT by Man from Oz
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Pop up flashes are a point of entry for a lot of crud, I made the mistake of using the flash outdoors and it bit me. I use an accessory flash now and keep the pop up disabled.

Not something I would have even thought of. Thanks.


30 posted on 05/09/2013 10:44:38 AM PDT by handmade
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thank you! Very interesting thread. I never heard of this before.


31 posted on 05/09/2013 3:21:04 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

I had not either, I just stay out here in the swamp where sanity rules.


32 posted on 05/09/2013 3:28:29 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I really enjoy your photos. They look very professional, and you’re good at composition and subject matter as well. I probably don’t tell you often enough. [smiles]


33 posted on 05/09/2013 4:21:25 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: bearkat
I don’t understand why all the bashing.

FR has very much become a herd mentality.

And 80% plus of the posters don't read the underlying story.

It's not like it was 10-12 yrs ago.

34 posted on 05/09/2013 4:25:05 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

The dumbing down has been apparent for a few years, but it’s still valuable for the alert postings.


35 posted on 05/09/2013 4:29:32 PM PDT by Misterioso (It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington)
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To: nascarnation
"And 80% plus of the posters don't read the underlying story...It's not like it was 10-12 yrs ago."

When only 75% plus of the posters didn't read the underlying story? :-)

36 posted on 05/09/2013 4:29:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; a fool in paradise

Colored Run? Shouldn’t it be “African-American Run”?


37 posted on 05/09/2013 4:31:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: TheOldLady

I’ve just got to figure out how to get out of here more often.


38 posted on 05/09/2013 4:32:16 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Misterioso

I agree.


39 posted on 05/09/2013 4:33:04 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield
I can’t even imagine the type of imbeciles that would engage in such an activity.

Fag version of a paint ball tournament?

40 posted on 05/09/2013 4:44:36 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’ll look forward to it. :)


41 posted on 05/09/2013 4:58:19 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
What's a DSLR? Some kind of camera? :) I've got a Rollei Twin Lens Reflex that shoots 35mm and 2 1/4 X 2 1/4. Don't have the 8x10 adapter or underwater case.

During the LBJ inauguration the SS tried to knock it out of my hand as I snapped a picture of the presidential limo in the motorcade. Later on, when things slowed down, as governors passed by I'd get to talk with them and get a wave as I took their picture. Great fun for a junior high kid.

Does anyone make a half frame 35mm anymore? Always wanted one of the Leica viewfinders.

42 posted on 05/09/2013 5:54:04 PM PDT by kitchen (Make plans and prepare. You'll never have trouble if you're ready for it. - TR)
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To: Peet

I guess that would be one way to go. Once in a while gig-landing me couldn’t justify something like that.

Here is an example of what I went and found on the course a few blocks up from the finish line that made a few bucks. I visited the site a few times. There was a good perch across the street that put me level with the activity. The 70-300 lens did well.

http://footage.shutterstock.com/clip-2912953-stock-footage-construction-crane-cable-and-pulley-section-rotates-away-to-the-left-at-construction-site.html


43 posted on 05/09/2013 7:06:03 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: rfreedom4u

I’ve worked a few of them as an event photographer here in SC. After a 8 - 10 hour day I felt like I had been through it.


44 posted on 05/09/2013 7:08:23 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Portcall24

‘What is the substance that it can be considered completely safe when it’s in your lungs?’

Oxygen?


45 posted on 05/09/2013 7:12:14 PM PDT by Delta Dawn
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

If it does that to a camera lens, just guess what it does to your lungs.

If it can get behind the glass lens of a camera, that bandito mask isn’t going to keep small (cancerous?) particles from being inhaled. Better have goggles on too and not sunglasses...


46 posted on 05/09/2013 8:43:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Daffynition; Revolting cat!

I found Elvis!!!


47 posted on 05/09/2013 8:45:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: James C. Bennett
The Color Run™ explosions are basically food grade cornstarch and are 100% natural and SAFE.

Is cornstarch anything like flour when it comes to being flamable if the powder is floating in the air?

48 posted on 05/09/2013 8:47:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: catfish1957; Revolting cat!

It’s a synchronized paintball expressive happening


49 posted on 05/09/2013 8:49:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nascarnation

I ran in a color run last year and it seemed like innocent fun. Now I come here and find out that it was both gay and liberal. Boy my parents are going to be heartbroken when I tell them what I’ve done.


50 posted on 05/09/2013 8:53:57 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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