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Some shots from last weekend's Newmindspace pillow fight in Yonge Dundas Square. This was the first time it had been held in the evening and shooting conditions were tough. I didn't want to use a flash and ended up using a fast 20mm prime and manual focus.

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  • Dennis

    You've captured the "emotions" of the pillowfight very well despite the tough conditions. Seeing the first image, I thought I was looking at some escalting protest. That guy is ready to give someone a "severe beating." Very cool series. Well done.

    2011-04-12

  • Andy

    Maybe hockey players should start using pillows instead of their fist. Excellent photos. You really got right into the action.

    2011-04-12

  • milou

    Hah. Total loons!

    2011-04-12

  • BlueCurl

    Hope your camera didn't eat a pillow!

    Nice photos :) Like 1 and 2 the most!

    2011-04-12

  • Stuart

    We have a pillow fight here in San Francisco every year on valentine's day. I'm always worried about walking into it with delicate things like a flash on top of my camera. The SF fight is cool because it rains feathers for an entire night (down pillows ONLY, no synthetic material allowed).
    http://allcitysf.com/2011/02/dont-worry-be-happy/

    2011-04-12

  • Miles

    Stuart, they used to have feathered pillows here too - check out these shots http://mute.rigent.com/index.php?ladat=2008-06-05 - but now pillows used at the fight are collected by a charity called "The Pillow Truck" and redistributed. There are still some feathers flying but I think there were some problems with cleaning up the public spaces in the past so recycling is now encouraged but not mandatory!

    2011-04-12

  • Steven

    great emotions here - especially in Nr 5. It is hard getting these shots with good light, but at night... Well done!

    I endet up in a pillowfight myself a week ago in Barcelona. Some of the pictures are on my photoblog: http://steven.at/2011/04/pillowfightday-barcelona/

    Documenting a pillow fight is one of the best things I have photographed so far, I think :)

    2011-04-12

  • Katelyn

    I had no idea what was going on when I saw the first shot and then I scrolled down to see the rest. What a fun idea. I am sorry to say that I have never heard of a public pillow fight. Sin I wear glasses, I think I would be worried about taking a shot to the face and breaking the glasses. But I see a guy in one of your shots in Drew Carey glasses. Hmmm.

    2011-04-12

  • Stuart

    @Miles the clean up here is absolutely terrible. the feathers end up in the bay and all over the place for days. I like the idea of clean recycling!

    2011-04-13

  • Limni Plastira

    Is this pillow war???

    2011-04-13

  • CaT

    i like these photos a lot! great expressions. didnt your camera get hit?!

    2011-04-18

  • buntagphoto

    Great sequence of images. They're all very dynamic.

    2011-04-23

  • crash

    a pillow fight?? hooya!

    2011-04-23