This was taken at the same time as my last picture, in June of this year, at the Lanark "Lanimer Day" procession through the town, a tradition which has been going on in Lanark for over 800 years. The whole event is based about the mediaeval tradition of each year checking the boundaries of the town, the boundaries being marked by a series of "march stones". Each year a "Lord Cornet" is elected and leads the procession through the town, as also is a "Lanimer Queen" whose crowning forms a major part of the celebrations.
This lady in the procession appears to be enjoying herself as do the onlookers, many of whom (including myself) were armed with cameras.
Actually, I've just realised that Scottish Television have uploaded a YouTube video of this year's procession which you can see here.
Shot in RAW and converted and edited in PSE9.
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bayno (18344) 2011-12-04 9:10
Hi John, I saw the video, and the festival looks a little to our carnival, even though the meaning may be totally different thing, very funny women with contagious smile, very sharp image, beautiful moment you captured, have a good evening, Valter
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-12-05 1:40
Wow John, You captured a bubbly lady here, fantastic colours ,pin-sharp, well managed,Well done, love it, Cheers Iain.
Ps, Regards yesterdays post do not know how they have the fire on the cars but very impressive.
delpeoples (58074) 2011-12-05 1:45
Ciao caro Giovanni
This is such a fun people shot. I'm enjoying your Lanimer Series alot. Although I loved your wee cutie yesterday, this vivacious red head is a great shot. The definition and skin tones are excellent and you got a relatively good blurred depth of field even at f/9. I find the photographers in the background a little distracting, so perhaps would have tried a shallower aperture. But it's difficult in crowd situations, especially parades. What a great smile she has, I vote her Lanimer Queen :)
Have a lovely day - for the first time in my life I've the gas heater going on the 5th day of summer!
saxo042 (37882) 2011-12-05 10:10
This is really a "Good Mood Day" picture! I like this portrait of a very happy and attractive lady, is she the Lanimer Queen? Also a very interesting link to YouTube, I had no problems finding the location outside Subway on Google Street view.
agjika (3177) 2011-12-05 12:22
This photo is lovely, nice and sharp and the colours are great. It is unfortunate that she is not looking at you, it looks like someone else beat you to it!
Waylim (25502) 2011-12-05 23:11
This is a nice portrait full of cheerful energy and fun atmosphere. It really depict the celerbration in progress well. The surprise smile on her face and the bright color hair really brighten up the screen. Good quality overall, you have isolated her well against all the busy background.
Silvio1953 (143184) 2011-12-06 11:10
Ciao John, great portrait of lovely woman with fantastic smile, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
annjackman (21899) 2011-12-08 0:51
The quality of this picture is superb. The face of the lady is exposed so well (and just the right level of sharpness) that she appears to be popping out of the picture. A super street shot that just shouts 'summer'.
Best wishes, Ann
p.s. my new 7D arrived yesterday!!
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (24820)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-09
- Categories: Festivals, Ceremony, Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-04 7:41