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Voala - On the Waterfront

 

Last weekend saw the On the Waterfront Festival at the Pier Head in Liverpool. A free and spectacular event spread over three days, there was music, dance and perfomance art in the newly renovated waterfront area.

 

On Saturday evening the finale was provided by Voala, As night fell, set across the backdrop of the sky, the world-famous Argentinian aerial company performed their striking and lyrical airborne show. Hanging  100 feet above the crowds and accompanied by original live music they provided an interesting spectacle, and one that was difficult to photograph.

 

There were men and women with Umbrellas on the end of the ropes high in the sky.

 

Voala

 

 

Perfoming manouvres in the dark:

 

Voala

 

and just lying around:

 

Voala

 

 

For these pictures I had to push the ISO up to 2000 and then 3200 and so the RAW images were quite noisy. So this gave me the chance to try out Topaz's new noise reduction plug-in, Topaz Denoise 5.0. I was impresse with the way it worked to reduce the noise and the way in which it provided a real-time display of the effects. So I will probably buy it when the free period runs out.

Voala - On the Waterfront

 

Last weekend saw the On the Waterfront Festival at the Pier Head in Liverpool. A free and spectacular event spread over three days, there was music, dance and perfomance art in the newly renovated waterfront area.

 

On Saturday evening the finale was provided by Voala, As night fell, set across the backdrop of the sky, the world-famous Argentinian aerial company performed their striking and lyrical airborne show. Hanging  100 feet above the crowds and accompanied by original live music they provided an interesting spectacle, and one that was difficult to photograph.

 

There were men and women with Umbrellas on the end of the ropes high in the sky.

 

Voala

 

 

Perfoming manouvres in the dark:

 

Voala

 

and just lying around:

 

Voala

 

 

For these pictures I had to push the ISO up to 2000 and then 3200 and so the RAW images were quite noisy. So this gave me the chance to try out Topaz's new noise reduction plug-in, Topaz Denoise 5.0. I was impresse with the way it worked to reduce the noise and the way in which it provided a real-time display of the effects. So I will probably buy it when the free period runs out.

comments (10)

Great series of photos there, very well done, that noise reduction looks like it has done a great job will check it out
Les Auld: Well worth it Derek, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Aug 2010, 00:57
Great capture of colour and action well done Les
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage, appreciate the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Aug 2010, 06:17
Congratulations on this Les - these pictures are wonerfully different from the run of the mill
Les Auld: They do make a change from trains Chris, but they won't last forever. Thanks for the comment.
These are superb images, Les. I am very impressed. I am currently trying out various Topaz products, and I think I better be adding this one to the list, too! (:o)
Les Auld: Well worth getting it if you do high ISO work Rosalyn, thanks for the comment.
Really great work, Les!
Les Auld: Thanks Mary, appreciate the comment.
This must have been spectacular to see Les.
Les Auld: It was Brian, even though for most of the time I only saw it through the viewfinder. Thanks for the comment.
I bet this was brilliant to watch, really well captured Les, they must have good heads for heights smile
Les Auld: A stunning show indeed Linda, thanks for the comment.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2010, 14:19
A stunning series of photographs Les - they look great for such a high ISO!
Les Auld: I must admit I am pleased the way they came out Mike. Thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Aug 2010, 19:29
I've seen something with a French group, Les. It is certainly an amazing spectacle. Your long focal lens has helped bring out the detail and you've captured some lovely colors.
Les Auld: The only problem I had with the lens on the night was it was too heavy for my old monopod which just fell apart towards the end. Thanks for the comment Alan.
A great set of pictures and a good ad for Topaz de noise
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, the software just works so well.

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shutterspeed 1/160s
aperture f/5.0
sensitivity ISO2000
focal length 100.0mm
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