Caribana Parade! (9 photos)

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  1. Antarctican

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    Caribana, held in Toronto, is the largest Caribbean Festival in North America. Numerous soca and mas troups, with their scantily-and-brightly clad dancers and giant sound systems blaring reggae/soca music, participate in a huge parade near the end of the one-month long festival. It is estimated that 1.5 million visitors came to Toronto to attend the events this year. Here are a few pictures of the dancers and costumes from the big parade last weekend. (Note: due to security issues, the entire parade route is fenced in so these were taken through wire fences. When the sun was directly overhead. NOT the best way to try to take pictures!)

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    7. Men, and children, participate too but they are definitely outnumbered by the women
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  2. Chris of Arabia

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    Those are nice and bright. You can see how the fences affect the pictures, as there is just a slight softness to them that you wouldn't expect in that light, which is a pity. Trouble is that these days, everyone is running scared of getting involved with the legal professions.
     
  3. Antarctican

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    Yeah, I was very disappointed that they weren't sharper, but besides having to shoot through the fence with the lens right up to it, people were always leaning on (or even drumming on) the fence, leading to a LOT of blurry pics. Oh well. Next year I think I'm going to be in the parade, so won't have to shoot through the fence.
     
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    We are going to need photos of that :eyebrows:
     
  5. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    :blushing:
     
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    I really like #1. I was in the Bahamas last week and just missed the Junkanoo festival. I would have like to see that.
     
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    Oh, I will be there to take the photos

    Nice work Anti.

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    We're gonna drive up just for the occasion! Can't wait 'til next year!:thumbup:


    (Pssst, Jeanne, how far is Toronto from Detroit?)
     
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    It's about a 4 hour drive on a good day

    Caribana is awesome. Nice pictures.
     
  10. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    Yeah Robsarge, about a 4 hour drive, depending on how you feel about sticking to the speed limit, and how long is the line at the border.

    Thanks everyone for your kind comments!
     
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    1 4 and 7 definitely take the cake IMO. You did wonderfully to bring out the excitement and joy of the parade in these.
     
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    for some reasons, I can't see your images
     

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