I was told if I do one thing while in Utah, it was to attend the Holi, the Festival of Colors at Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork.
To those unfamiliar, people in India and other countries with large Hindu populations celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors. It celebrates the arrival of spring and the passing of winter.
Here in Utah, an event was created a couple years ago to resemble and celebrate the same tradition. The event continues to rapidly grow as bags of colored chalk, all made of organic, edible maize, litter the temple grounds annually.
I had the day off so I ventured down. Mark and Djamila where also down there working on the clock. It was a blast, because honestly, nothing beats a great day of shooting along side good friends.
It was a bit terrifying knowing I'd be shooting in a battle-zone where the powder, dust could potentially ruin my camera. But several layers of plastic sandwich bags and gaffers tape saved me from worrying.
The entire event was pretty mind-blowing. Pretty much a sensory overload to sum it up.
I had a blast, despite not being able to: chimp all day. Alas, it was a challenge and I walked away pretty messy, but with a clean camera and lot of frames I like. So there are lots of frames above as I try to finish up a tighter edit of it all.
Enjoy. Happy Spring!