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How was it POSSIBLE?

Shooting the Fancy Brigades (One of the Mummers' competitions in Philadelphia on New Year's Day)finale competition, we sat on the floor, directly in front of the audience, which occupied chairs and bleachers.

The show, with all its color and constant blaring, music, came within inches of our cameras and the Mummers played to us.
This photo was taken at 6:47 p.m., halfway through the show. Probably the boy had been outdoors reveling in the fresh, cold air, watching the parade for most of the long day with his friends and family.
Though the blaring music was deafening, and the room seemed to writhe under our poor, old butts, this little boy (two rows behind us), who had been bright-eyed at 5 p.m., missed most of the evening fun!
I twisted my upper torso around to capture audience shots. For this one, The 70-200 F2.8 lens was on the 5D,M3. (F5.6, 1/200s, ISO:6400, @70mm)

Uploaded on 1/7/2013 2:18:07 AM
Made with Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
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