Due to hurricane Sandy in NYC, the 39th Village Halloween Parade, organized with love and dedication by the good folks at Village Halloween Parade was first postponed, then canceled for 2012. It one of those authentic New York events where you can see originality and artistry in the costumes created by local and international artists, costumers and in some cases, sponsored floats.
The parade usually starts in the West Village and end in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. I have been going to the parade for a while and last year was the most fun because I was prepared with my camera and a powerful flash needed to properly light the paraders as they race past the spectators. I took too many pictures as usual and selecting just a few is not an option, so I am going to publish the pictures in 2 or 3 separate posts so as not to inundate my viewers with a giant picture archive.
I will also point out how to take better pictures at the Village Halloween Parade and some secret best spots to get fantastic pictures.
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All photos were shot with my trusty Nikon D7000 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR with a Nikon SB-900 AF Speedlight Flash on top. The camera performs very well under all weather and lighting conditions. The focus needs a little patience and you have to hold this camera steady to get the sharpest and best exposed results. Remember to shoot RAW and get the best shot.
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