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.
Perfoming manouvres in the dark:
and just lying around:
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.
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