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killarney christmas

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by caimi, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    It was like stepping back in time . I had not seen a Christmas parade like this in years.

    killarneychristmas.


    Oly EPL5 Pan 20mm
     
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  2. bob madison

    bob madison Mu-43 Regular

    62
    May 23, 2012
    Caimi
    Great street shot. Could you give us background about the parade and where it took place?
     
  3. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Sure. It took place in the town of Killarney, Ireland on the evening of November 30, 2012. We had checked in to the Killarney Park Hotel that afternoon and the concierge reco mended we check out the "Christmas street lighting" if we didn't have any other plans that evening. We drove out to Killarney National Park and returned to the city about 7.00pm and noticed some streets had been closed to traffic and a crowd was beginning to form. We overheard children talking about Santa's arrival. So we waited in the cold as the crowd got bigger and bigger and the mood became more and more festive. The parade began about 8.00 pm and it was wonderful. All of the local schoolchildren performed music and jumped on pogos and sang carols and, as I said, it was like a trip back in time. This scene caught a group of bagpipers drummers and one of the parade groups of school children. What luck to happen to be in Killarney on the evening of the Christmas Parade (with a great travel camera)!
     
  4. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    714
    Sep 28, 2012
    SE Essex, UK
    Les
    You're really enjoying your visit to Ireland aren't you?

    And doing a great job chronicling it with your E-PL5 :smile: :2thumbs:

    The combo with the 20mm is a killer, yes?
     
  5. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    The EPL5 proved to be the travel camera I've been looking for . Compact size combined with fantastic IQ. And the 20mm lens works right along with those two objectives. And Ireland is a photographer's dreamland.
     
  6. celina20

    celina20 New to Mu-43

    3
    Dec 11, 2012
    Nice pic
     
  7. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    I saw the title of this thread & thought "Peterson" :cool:
     
  8. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Peterson? You've lost me.
     
  9. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    -> Killarney :smile:
     
  10. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Peterson

    So, we know what somebody wants for Christmas.
     
  11. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    LoL nah...that particular one is not my style....But Peterson is well known..:smile:
     
  12. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    698
    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Hey caimi. Very nice shot!