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Purim-spiel, March 2005
Congregation Eitz Or, Seattle

To drown out the name of Haman, you spin a gragger, or noisemaker. The front right shows a white metal gragger spinning in a circle. In the rear you can also see a yellow plastic hammer that makes noise when hit against an outstretchd hand.

About this series:
On the Jewish holiday of Purim, everyone dresses in costume, we read from the Scroll of Esther, and you're supposed to get so drunk that you can't even tell the difference between the bad guy in the story (Haman, hsss!) and the good guy (Mordechai). By taking this series of shots in modest indoor light hand-held, with no flash, I captured some of the blurry zaniness of how Purim feels -- and some surprisingly quiet moments, too.

Photo details for this series:
Canon EOS 20D with EF-S 17-85mm IS lens
Nearly all at f/5.6, ranging from 1/4 to 1/15 sec
Handheld, ISO 3200.
Custom white balance with incandescent light.
Cleaned up with Noise Ninja (great product!) and custom profile for 20D.

Date: 2005-03-30 07:56:30

congregation eitz or seattle purim 2005 jewish drunken party costume

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