Colorflour by Orestis Zoumpos
Orestis Zoumpos's picture


March 4, 2017

The Flour Throwing Festival in Galaxidi, Greece features 1.5 tons of colored flour, which is thrown on the locals and tourists who attend the insanely joyful battle. According to the local traditional folklore the event began in the 19th century, during the Ottoman Empire rule, when carnivals were forbidden. I risked all my gear and i had on my hands for three hours a heavy hand held flash and a 5 kg lens & camera combo.

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Farbod Green's picture

amazing capture of an amazing atmosphere

Orestis Zoumpos's picture

thank you it was a great event and the atmosphere was crazy!

Farbod Green's picture

it was, please invite us next time to join you ! haha

Sascha Pihan's picture

It was worth the risk! Great Picture!

Orestis Zoumpos's picture

Sure ! I ll send all my gear for a clean up! :) As long as my camera works im ok !

Daniel Shortt's picture

that's a THICK vignette.