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    Taken at the Puerto Rican Day Parade
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    Wheels
    Bounce
    Wheels
    Death on Wheels
    Wheels
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    Wheels
    Old Wheels
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    Re: Wheels

    John, these are definitely some dope ridez!
    I would have liked to have been there. Oddly, 'hot wheels' draws most of my attention, I think only due to the expression on that lady's face! That's a cool pic. 'wings' definitely gets my attention too.
    Thank you for sharing these pictures.

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    Re: Wheels

    Hi John,

    A good record of the event.

    Possibly using a wider aperture to separate subjects from the unavoidably busy backgrounds might have been worth trying.
    That said, I did spend time looking at your architecture in the backgrounds of several shots, so maybe it did me a favour.

    Here's something to think about: on processions like this, do members think it is better to find one spot (hopefully with a suitable not-too-busy background) stay there and shoot everything from virtually the same angle, or, crowds permitting, walk the route with the procession so each is against a different background?

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    Re: Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    John, these are definitely some dope ridez!
    I would have liked to have been there. Oddly, 'hot wheels' draws most of my attention, I think only due to the expression on that lady's face! That's a cool pic. 'wings' definitely gets my attention too.
    Thank you for sharing these pictures.
    Brian,

    Thanks for the comments.

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    Re: Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Hi John,

    A good record of the event.

    Possibly using a wider aperture to separate subjects from the unavoidably busy backgrounds might have been worth trying.
    That said, I did spend time looking at your architecture in the backgrounds of several shots, so maybe it did me a favour.

    Here's something to think about: on processions like this, do members think it is better to find one spot (hopefully with a suitable not-too-busy background) stay there and shoot everything from virtually the same angle, or, crowds permitting, walk the route with the procession so each is against a different background?
    Dave,

    Suggestions noted. I did scope out the area first and the more the parade was delayed in starting, the more likely that key vantage points were filled with spectators. So I chose a spot along the route that was less populated and hoped for the best. One thing that is hard to avoid in a situation like this is the possibility of being jostled or have someone's head pop into frame at that key moment.

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    Re: Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    on processions like this, do members think it is better to find one spot (hopefully with a suitable not-too-busy background) stay there and shoot everything from virtually the same angle, or, crowds permitting, walk the route with the procession so each is against a different background?
    I think crowds of any kind are exciting but tricky challenges to photograph. To do better than snapshots I find I have to try to be creative - get down low, stand on something high, zoom in on details, definitely blur out distractions, and all working quickly... I recently took pics of a parade in a local town (a gala as they call them up here) and found myself dashing around and dodging traffic even though the parade was moving at a stately pace. Lots of fun, though, and great practice.

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