In Denmark it is an old tradition that the newly baked students from the high schools be driven around town in open carriages on the day they receive their diploma. This is always in the second half of June, and in the course of the afternoon they visit the home of every student in class - where they are treated to food and beverages until they can hardly stand. These days any form of carriage will do. This class of 2004 had opted for a lorry. It is a day where spirits run very high indeed, as you can see in the photo. And after all, why shouldn't they enjoy themselves? In the autumn most of these young people will enter university, and - as we say in Denmark - the serious life begins.
I only resized for the web. I couldn't get it over my heart to crop.
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Burnham (2428) 2004-08-08 8:24
Ohh, I remember this well - Drinking and having fun, kids! ;o) See I'm one of those who didn't start university the first year, or the second, even the third year after this ;o) but it's a lovely summer shot, of a noisy crowd.
Piotr (0) 2004-08-08 8:49
Nice and funny picture, well done Per
Jeppe (18654) 2004-08-08 16:01
What a happy bunch you got here - surely would it be a shame to crop anybody away here - actually did I try to get a similar shot myself - but mine diden't turn out so well - nice work Per.
Only sad theres not so many who wants to be ingeeniers.
jhm (144294) 2004-08-09 7:13
Yes Per, a enjoy the group with much noise and much beer, well a colourful image. Nice and funny image.
kildall (381) 2004-08-09 16:32
Yes here we go again. Shouting, singing and drinking! I hear them for days at work, where they drove by all day long.
Well looked happy, like these guys :-)
Nice shoot too.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-08-10 14:49
Well that looks like a happy bunch of folks, Per. Great scene with the students on the carriage, very cheerful and rich in colors. Nice to see the Danish flag in it, too ;-) Well captured.
yesterday (9833) 2004-08-24 3:22
We all know this in Denmark, fine telling picture of happy people, they are now starting on a new capter in there life.
Good sharp, excellent color and contrast, excellent moment capture, always nice to se happy people.
regards Kaj Nielsen
roshangar (1682) 2004-08-25 0:30
Wow,I alaways like laughing faces,it's cool shot,alive and full of enerji,thanks for sharing!