Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Some Portraits - Straw Bear Festival 3





















Take care.

10 comments:

  1. A few really whacky characters here John ... I like the drummer with the flower hat best .... sort of 6o's flower-power style.

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  2. Wonderful portraits, John. These are the kinds of photos I like.

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  3. Pretty neat. Decorating your hat is a very important feature I see.

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  4. Super portraits! I like the one of the man with the drum and flowers in his hat and the one of the man with the accordion:)

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  5. Wow -- quite a collection of characters -- barbara

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  6. WOW! What a wonderful cast of characters to photograph. I love these candid shots!

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  7. Fabulous series of photos and a lovely looking blog. Had a bit of an explore and following you as A Bit About Britain, which might appeal to you.

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    1. Hi,Mike, and welcome to BSAH. I'm really enjoying your blog too as it covers a much wider area than mine and lots of places that I've yet to visit.

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  8. Marvelous photographs John.What camera do you use?

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    1. Hi, Bob. I didn't know that you were out there reading this stuff! Thanks for commenting on a couple of recent posts; it's always nice to get some positive feedback. I'm constantly trying to travel light so I avoid DSLRs. These were all taken on a Pentax MX1, which has a quite limited zoom but a better than average quality lens. It has a wonderful tilting viewing screen which allows shooting from the hip or ground level (if you bend down a bit) and also shooting over the heads of the crowd; these options were all used at Whittlesea. I also tweak most of my photos on the computer with Corel Paintshop Pro, which is a poor man's Photoshop-type program, usually just a bit of sharpening and cropping.

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