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As I said in Part 1 of this post, the Village Halloween Parade 2012 got cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy’s assault on New York City and its vicinity. The economic damage and resource drain on the city forced the authorities to cancel the event. Hoping to attend it next year!
The best place to photograph the parade for me turned out to be the end of the line! The place where all the paraders and wanna-be psychos are let out at the end of the parade. Many are going nuts with the excitement of showing off their creativity and their personas to thousands, perhaps millions of people if you count the TV and press coverage. You should have a good, powerful flash with fully charged batteries as well. A fast DSLR like my Nikon D7000 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR with a fast lens like a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor Wide Angle Zoom Lens coupled with the Nikon SB-900 AF Speedlight should do the trick.
I kept my aperture at f2.8 to get shallow DOF and a fast shutter speed. ISO 800 was great to have too. Keep the flash under control and you can get some great shots. Some of my pictures are overblown because I didn’t dial my flash down. Well, next time!
Follow the paraders after the parade and the party moves on to Union Square where all the paraders and even more street performers party on.
All in all, its a great event and a true New York tradition.
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