Notting Hill Carnival 2011 by Alpha Whiskey Photography
Alpha Whiskey Photography's Gallery

Notting Hill Carnival 2011

  • Aug 30, 2011
  • 902 Views
  • 21 Photos
  1. Alpha Whiskey Photography's Gallery
  2. Alpha Whiskey Photography's Photoblog
  3. Notting Hill Carnival 2011Notting Hill Carnival 2011
SlickPic.com
Notting Hill Carnival 2011

One of those thing you have to do once and never again. I braved the heaving masses of wild herds and managed to eke out a few shots from this year's carnival, an absolute zoo. Wading through the swamp of beer cans, deafening music and burning jerk chicken took my friend Zuzana and myself hours. The carnival itself was replete with the usual kaleidoscope of colours and music, and most people seemed to be having a good time, gyrating themselves practically into the Earth's core.Mindful of being mugged, stabbed or shot, or all of the aforementioned, I took just my humble old Nikon D40 DSLR and Nikkors 18-200mm and 50mm F/1.8.All images were shot RAW and converted to JPEGs. I must say, despite the D40's age (2006) and limitations (burst speed, no aperture dial, awkward menus), it's a decent little machine and the 6MP CCD sensor gave me some rich RAW files to play with. 

Aug 30, 2011
Back

Notting Hill Carnival 2011

This post has 21 photos Aug 30, 2011Comments (4)902 views
One of those thing you have to do once and never again. I braved the heaving masses of wild herds and managed to eke out a few shots from this year's carnival, an absolute zoo. Wading through the swamp of beer cans, deafening music and burning jerk chicken took my friend Zuzana and myself hours. The carnival itself was replete with the usual kaleidoscope of colours and music, and most people seemed to be having a good time, gyrating themselves practically into the Earth's core.

Mindful of being mugged, stabbed or shot, or all of the aforementioned, I took just my humble old Nikon D40 DSLR and Nikkors 18-200mm and 50mm F/1.8.

All images were shot RAW and converted to JPEGs. I must say, despite the D40's age (2006) and limitations (burst speed, no aperture dial, awkward menus), it's a decent little machine and the 6MP CCD sensor gave me some rich RAW files to play with. 
DSC_0042

DSC_0042

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0042 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:17 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:200Exposure:1/4000 secAperture:f / 2.8Focal Length:50 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0038a

DSC_0038a

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0038a Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:17 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:200Exposure:1/4000 secAperture:f / 2.8Focal Length:50 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

Carnival_Route

The main carnival route.

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
Carnival_Route Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:17 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:200Exposure:1/80 secAperture:f / 5.6Focal Length:200 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

The main carnival route.
DSC_0018

DSC_0018

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0018 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:17 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:200Exposure:1/2000 secAperture:f / 2.8Focal Length:50 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0031

DSC_0031

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0031 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:17 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:200Exposure:1/2000 secAperture:f / 2.8Focal Length:50 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0048

DSC_0048

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0048 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:17 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:200Exposure:1/3200 secAperture:f / 3.2Focal Length:50 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0390

DSC_0390

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0390 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:18 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:800Exposure:1/125 secAperture:f / 5.6Focal Length:105 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0125

DSC_0125

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0125 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:17 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:800Exposure:1/125 secAperture:f / 5.6Focal Length:44 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0240

DSC_0240

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0240 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:18 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:320Exposure:1/125 secAperture:f / 5.6Focal Length:75 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0255

DSC_0255

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0255 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:18 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:220Exposure:1/125 secAperture:f / 5.6Focal Length:35 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0273

DSC_0273

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0273 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:18 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:560Exposure:1/125 secAperture:f / 5.6Focal Length:90 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0320

DSC_0320

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0320 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:18 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:360Exposure:1/250 secAperture:f / 5.6Focal Length:95 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0347

DSC_0347

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0347 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:18 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:450Exposure:1/250 secAperture:f / 5.6Focal Length:170 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0360

DSC_0360

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0360 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:18 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:400Exposure:1/250 secAperture:f / 5.6Focal Length:55 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0413

DSC_0413

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0413 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:18 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:450Exposure:1/125 secAperture:f / 5.6Focal Length:150 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0393

DSC_0393

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0393 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:18 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:800Exposure:1/125 secAperture:f / 5.6Focal Length:200 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0436

DSC_0436

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0436 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:18 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:800Exposure:1/125 secAperture:f / 5.6Focal Length:105 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0452

DSC_0452

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0452 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:19 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:280Exposure:1/125 secAperture:f / 5.6Focal Length:75 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0470

DSC_0470

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0470 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:19 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:800Exposure:1/320 secAperture:f / 5.6Focal Length:170 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0069

DSC_0069

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0069 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:17 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:200Exposure:1/800 secAperture:f / 4.0Focal Length:50 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

DSC_0212

Wondering what all the fuss is about!

Aug 30, 2011
SlickPic.com
DSC_0212 Capture Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:18 AM
Camera:NIKON D40ISO Speed:560Exposure:1/125 secAperture:f / 5.6Focal Length:95 mmFlash:Did not Fire
Show Photo Info

Close

Wondering what all the fuss is about!
Back
No comments yet.
Comments

THE EAR!Aug 31, 2011 01:31 PM

great set of photos well done .

Sebastiaan BloemhoffAug 31, 2011 07:23 PM

I am shooting a wedding next week with my D40.
Packing a 50mm 1.4 G lens.
Seeing your pics gives me some hope again lol.
I am seriously nervous mate!

Awesome pics !

spheadSep 1, 2011 01:48 PM

Awesome photo's from the Humble D40!
Well Done...

Luv my D40Nov 6, 2011 04:25 AM

Very sharp with amazing colour, will be hanging on to my D40 for a long time to come regardless of the latest cameras on the market.

All fields are required.

Comment successfully added.

Prev Next
Scroll To Top

Audio Mute
Prev
Play
Next
Shuffle
Include