Hello TE friends,
This years 124th Tournamnet of Roses Parade took place on a cold wintery Jan. 1,but the sun eventually shone through by 10 a.m. Before the parade begins, a Rose Parade Bandfest is held with three performances given on Dec. 29, 30. I have been going to this parade for the last 15 years and I did not know this until this year.
"Bands are selected based on musicianship, marching ability, uniqueness and entertainment value. In particular, bands are being sought with the ability to perform a field type show while marching forward."
Here is a photo of the Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band & Herald Trumpets, California.
Interviews and applications are being taken this month for 2014. Enormous planning and fundraising takes place to prepeare for the magnitude of this parade. There were 23 marching bands this year and one band came from Puebla, Mexico, another from El Salvador, and yet others from Kentucky, South Dakota, and Florida.
This year my personal goal was to take photos of the Rose Queen and the Grand Marshall. I feel I succeeded in my goal.
Please check out my group theme called Pasadena Tournamnet of Roses.
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ACL1978 (7467) 2013-01-04 17:24
Interesting reportage from this unique event. Good pattern among the marchers, with strong colors and good sharpness and clarity. The file size and dimensions are both pretty small, though - more detail might be visible if you increased this to the full allowable size.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-01-04 22:45
Very good composition and so clever look.Awesome colors and lightning usage.Very well done.TFS
Have a nice day
dkmurphys (48088) 2013-01-05 2:36
Spectacular parade detail. I like the colors and the atmosphere. Well taken!
Silvio1953 (119639) 2013-01-08 3:08
Ciao Karen, great parade of lovely band in nice action, beautiful clarity, excellent perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
josepmarin (57693) 2013-01-18 11:56
this one is your 100th photo presented here. Congratulations!
It's a good composition, in an effective framing that offers us this dynamic and vital scene of the musicians of the Band, with a great sharpness.
A good work.
photoray (11451) 2013-01-27 16:01
Your Rose Parade band caught my attention for the lineup of Rose logos on the tubas. I watched the Parade as usual on tv, and planned to go to the after-parade viewing on Jan 2nd but came down with the flu.
Congratulations on another fine SoCal image,
- Copyright: Karen Abel (kabel) (1631)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-01
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Cannon Powershot Sx100
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Parade, Pasadena Tournament of Roses [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-04 8:15