It's been a few years since I have been to the Leicester Caribbean Carnival but it didn't fail to entertain! There are quite a few such carnivals in the UK, many major cities have them - the biggest being the world famous Notting Hill Carnival in London which has been going for 46 years this year. A couple of years ago the young people my organisation were working with that summer came third in the Mas competition and I was so excited this year to see the only live band on the parade was a Samba band I had a big hand in starting a decade or so ago!
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sabermonajati (9917) 2010-08-08 5:00
amazing frame with vivid colors and nice composition you captured.
Glint (6171) 2010-08-08 5:55
a well balanced composition with plenty of pizzazz.You have captured a lovely smile directed at you alone and there's lots o brilliant, happy colour. Like your note too. It must be very satifying working to establish so many diverse groups and activities.
papera (14058) 2010-08-08 10:08
welcome back :)
having just spent 4 hours yesterday in the rain trying to catch a few shots of the Amsterdam Gay Pride, I envy your closeness to the subject here... the eye-contact really "opens up" the image. I missed the Caribbean carnival in Rotterdam last week - I would have liked to shoot images such as this one!
your 5D really shows what it's worth in photos like this - great colours (I am quite addicted to the Canon red although I shoot with a Nikon...), great details, and it doesn't look like a sunny day either, so the light and clarity are really good, too.
have a good week :)
Housegaijin (0) 2010-08-08 21:54
A canny shot, it's not just about vibrant color, the way you place this lovely peacock lady off to the left radiating out across the frame, then the diagonal line of the yellow clad dancers behind. Very smart shooting.
tusharkmandal (3171) 2010-08-09 3:50
A great shot friend. Just very spontaneous and connecting with the subject. A great frame you have shared with us.
xramm (1831) 2010-08-09 4:01
I liked the scene, colorful and cheerful , nice show and very good posture of woman.
omerozden (1259) 2010-08-09 5:03
this is very energetic!
personally i prefer color ones to bws but i should clearly state that bw one is also wonderfully managed!
broglia (3598) 2010-08-09 14:00
The strong eye contact really makes this shot - along with that winning smile. Bright, vibrant colours, as you'd expect. Nice one Kev.
All the best, Roberto
ktanska (25325) 2010-08-09 23:39
Colourful and joyful shot. You have captured the lady well in focus while all the action shows in the background. Carnival brings action to the greyish cityscape.
shevchenko (18892) 2011-09-18 20:54
Lively shot to show the performance on the street, nice colourful costumes and ornaments, really enjoy and full with the atmosphere of festival, distinct image, good shoot.