Ready to march
I took this photo in Perth a few years ago – people were getting ready to march in the annual ANZAC Day Parade and the beautiful girl in the centre of the photo turned and gave me the biggest smile as I was snapping away. She really shone out and I just love that platform shoe peeking out from under her traditional Vietnamese costume!
I agree! She has the sweetest smile. Beautiful photo with a stunning Black and white effect… Thanks.
Thank you, Island Traveler 🙂
There is wonderful energy as a parade assembles and readies to march!
Good catch and share, BB!
Thanks, Nancy. You’re right – there’s always such a wonderful mood at these parades
There is so much to see here. So many faces and the frame is full of life. Wonderfully captured!
Thanks, VW – I love to photograph faces that are not in pose but unfortunately it’s not so easy to photograph people publicly these days, with all the ethical and privacy concerns
Damn! I just wrote a lengthy comment and it got swallowed up by my cat’s paw hitting the keyboard.
Love that you’ve presented this in black and white. and I love Áo Dàis – I own three of them which I wish I could wear more often.
Thanks, Nursemyra – they are beautiful outfits
Maybe the cat disapproved of my homonymic spelling error (I know you would have spotted it :))
great stuff, BB. How smiles light up our world.
Thanks, John – smiles do so light up the world, particularly unexpected ones 😀
What a gorgeous, exuberant photograph, BB! I love it – and the shoe…
Thanks, Kate – the shoe says, “ready to party” 😀
Expectant atmosphere, Bb…
It always has a good turnout, Adee
I have a cousin who marches for her dad, my uncle-melbourne. lovely..
It’s great to see the families get involved, Cobbies. Thx
Beautiful photo and black white is so timeless. What a wonderful moment to have captured.
Thanks, Renee 🙂
how perfect for this challenge
Thanks, Jo 🙂
Wow, terrific photo – love the way the 3 women in the middle are facing or almost facing the camera; and then all the activity/movement around them!
Thanks, Gabe 🙂 I was lucky to get this shot with my old film SLR
Fascinating blend of an aware/unaware shot – B&W creates a a sense of documentary observation. Well done !
Thanks, Elmediat 🙂
What a bright smile you recorded here! Well done and beautiful b&w photo 🙂
Thanks, Madman 🙂
Such a great photo. So much energy in it. I love the platforms too. You really are a FAB photographer!
Thanks for this lovely compliment, Selma
I LOVE this photo. Wonderful.
Thanks, Tilly – can’t wait to read about your Spanish adventure – popping over shortly
great photo! It is a picture of an instant…very good.
Thanks, Benedicte – street photography can be a bit hit-and-miss but sometimes we get lucky 🙂
Imaginative take on the theme, and most interesting subjects.
Great entry my friend excellent shot 🙂
It’s a great photo and I love the black and white which gives it an old world feel. Gorgeous! 🙂
a wonderful contact in the crowd moment …
Yes! 🙂 Thanks, Frizztext
love the photo, the smile, the traditional costumes and the shoes – we know you are a shoe person, bb, and hope to see you parading around in platforms before too long
Thanks, Monica 🙂 I’m a bit past the platform stage now 😉 particularly after the Morton’s neuroma saga, and will happily settle for being able to get back into the flat shoes in my cupboard – the few pairs of heels I have left are off to the charity bin