A gun is fired at the Feast of the Hunter's Moon at Fort Ouiatenon just south of West Lafayette, Indiana

Watching the Tactical Demonstration at the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon

For the last few years we have spent some time at the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon gathering held at Fort Ouiatenon just south of West Lafayette, Indiana. Each year I have gone out with my camera to make some interesting photos. This year I brought my camera, but only brought it out twice to make a photo. The first time was to make a portrait of an interesting looking Indian, and the second time was for the tactical demonstration. If you have never seen this demonstration before I can say that after watching Hollywood movies it seems a little slow. With that in mind though everything does not happen like it does in the movies. I did not have much time to shoot here so I had to get my shot very early on in the ‘battle’. I tried timing the first shot perfectly, but a misfire of the weapon threw me off, and I missed the shot. The same thing happened with the second person that I was locked in on, but I made the shot above when he fired his weapon again. The feast is a great place to make some very interesting photos if you are a photographer. If you need subjects to fill your portfolio this would be a great place to start. Maybe I will set up a photobooth at the feast next year.

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About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

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