Sand Blast Weekend’s kickoff party began Friday evening with cocktails and mingling at the bar on the north side of Convention Hall overlooking the ocean and the dance floor for the next day’s main event. After a few hours, the activities moved inside and expanded into a huge dance party. Both at the bar and inside Convention Hall, the constantly changing LED lighting presented a huge challenge. I had to do a lot of custom color balancing during post-processing for each image. Luckily, there was at least one person wearing something white in every photo for me to use as a neutral target. Sometimes it was a white t-shirt or shorts. Other times I had to hunt for the smallest patch of white, like an exposed underwear waistband.
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Read the other posts in the Sand Blast Weekend series:
1. Sand Blast Weekend’s Main Event: The Beach Party
2. Lost at Sea: The Sand Blast Weekend Kickoff Party
3. Undertow: Sand Blast Weekend’s Opening Night After Party
4. Sand Blast Weekend’s Drag Race and Handbag Toss
5. Siren of the Sea: The Sand Blast Women’s Pool Party
6. Wet: The All Girl Dance Party
7. Sand Blast Weekend’s Deep Blue Dance Party
8. Wrapping It Up: Sand Blast Weekend’s Riptide Pool Party
9. Riptide Pool Party Entertainment
10. Sand Blast Erotica
11. Up and Away with the Elite Trampoline Academy