A few really whacky characters here John ... I like the drummer with the flower hat best .... sort of 6o's flower-power style.
Wonderful portraits, John. These are the kinds of photos I like.
Pretty neat. Decorating your hat is a very important feature I see.
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:)
Wow -- quite a collection of characters -- barbara
WOW! What a wonderful cast of characters to photograph. I love these candid shots!
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.
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.
Marvelous photographs John.What camera do you use?
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.
Thanks for taking the time to comment. I'll try to answer any questions via a comment or e-mail within the next day or two (no hard questions, please!).