The festival was loud, crazy, energetic, and everyone was having a blast running through the streets. There were groups dressed as the devil and would put fireworks on the end of sticks so that they would spin around and the sparks and embers would fly out over the crowd. It was an amazing sight and a photographers heaven.
Lucas was vlogging the trip so he decides to call one of the devils over to come do the rocket right next to us, which he obliged. It resulted in the amazing photo at the end of this blog where there's just pure joy on Lucas' face with such a fire-fueled adrenaline rush. I take the shot and then look down at the back of my camera where some of the fire being sprayed landed on the back of my camera. I try to push them off but they sink in deeper into the camera. I freaked out but now the camera has a few burn battle scars which makes for a great story on set.
One of the best moments I've ever had the opportunity to capture.