pillow fight day london

World Pillow Fight Day London

London’s Trafalgar Square is an ocean of feathers, pyjamas and pillows. Hundreds of people are fighting. Welcome to World Pillow Fight Day!


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Frenzied participants unleashed their fury in the capital for almost two hours. Everyone was welcome to join in; all those with pillows were targets.

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“Get the zebra girl!!!” Sometimes attacks were partially co-ordinated.

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Pillows burst open during the offensive.

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As people dispersed masses of feathers and polyester were revealed. London was just one of many cities across the world to take part.

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And finally, please spare a thought for this chap…

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*******************************************  A technical note ****************************************************

The Canon 5D mark 3’s AF system

This event was probably my focusing system’s greatest challenge to date. Feathers were flying everywhere, people were moving erratically and in and out of the frame all the time. The AF system fared ridiculously well. In fact it kept pace with everything *much* better than I did! So in all I just wanted to say how impressed I am with it; it just got things *right*…

And in case anyone was wondering, I had the camera set to AI SERVO (continual focusing) and “Case 3″ of the AF configuration tool (which, I quote, is supposed to”instantly focus on subjects entering AF points”).

5 thoughts on “World Pillow Fight Day London

    1. That’s awesome, thanks for letting me know!! I will definitely attend another in the future (cannot make the next one unfortunately).

      Incidentally, I think a huge flash mob bubble “fight” (??) should be arranged. We could fill the sky/London with thousands of bubbles………

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