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Faces in a Crowd 1

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 11 February 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Completely switching gears, another series begins.

Gasparilla is Tampa's version of Mardi Gras. This year's events just took place several weeks ago - Gasparilla commemorates a mostly legendary pirate invasion of Tampa Bay, and there are parades, parties, and all kinds of wildness. People dress up in every sort of costume (mostly pirate related) as they stroll along the parade route, in various stages of partying spirit.

This is one face in the crowd. Call this guy "The Hat".

NIKON D80 1/125 second F/4.2 ISO 250 112 mm

e. from New York, NY, United States

Wow, this is amazing! "The Hat" has a great amount of colors on. :)

11 Feb 2008 5:46am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Now that's a happy face that brings joy to the spirit. Excellent.

11 Feb 2008 7:14am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

They celebrate pirate invasions? How cool is that> Love the guy in the hat lol what a fabulous photo, can't resist, Hat's Off to you VF ;)

11 Feb 2008 8:26am

Craiger from Vacaville, California, United States

"The hat" looks cool! Great shot and great fun!

11 Feb 2008 9:26am

Steven from Montreal, Canada

Cool subject, great DOF!

11 Feb 2008 9:29am

Hans from Heiligeneich, Austria

;-) the carneval is over in my country! now is "Fastenzeit"!

11 Feb 2008 9:46am

@Hans: It is over here, too. This took place several weeks ago, before Ash Wednesday and Lent began.

Chris from South Jersey, United States

Fun shot - the colors are great.

11 Feb 2008 12:01pm

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

I can see this series being very interesting. We've never gone - don't really love the crowds, but I know I'll enjoy any 'real life' photos you choose to share!
Great shot, VF!

11 Feb 2008 12:11pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Arrr! A brillant capture of this guy, he's obviously been successful in his quest to get to the treasure. Love the hat and he has such a warm smile too. He certainly looks as though he is enjoying the celebrations. A great shot VF.

11 Feb 2008 12:27pm

Helma from Tehran, Iran

interesting job !

11 Feb 2008 12:54pm

Wolfgang Prigge from Granby, QC, Canada

A great smile for a fun picture, shows that people all over the world need to party once in a while, and they will always find a pretext to do so. Nice one VF!

11 Feb 2008 12:56pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A fun time was truly captured by the man's smile, "dress" and willingness to be photographed.

11 Feb 2008 1:41pm

Kelly from Ontario, United States

How fun! the description and the guy :o) I like your shot of him. Nicely done.

11 Feb 2008 1:56pm

Eleftheria, 9 years old, from Athens, Greece


11 Feb 2008 2:52pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

GREAT candid!! A happy start to my Monday, VF... wonderful!

11 Feb 2008 3:44pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Great shot and framing VF!!!
Looks like a FUN time in Tampa!

11 Feb 2008 4:10pm

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Nice fun portrait!

11 Feb 2008 4:57pm

ManuelaR from Hainburg, Germany

Cool hat & smile!

11 Feb 2008 5:09pm

Dylan from Delhi, United States

He looks like a friendly character.

11 Feb 2008 5:10pm

alex centrella from fresno, United States

fun shot, like the colors.

11 Feb 2008 5:48pm

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

He certainly seems to be enjoying himself.

11 Feb 2008 5:49pm

Timothy Holt from Burlington, United States

nice shot, i like the DOF

11 Feb 2008 6:37pm

Ken McCoy from Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL, United States

Yo ho ho! I can't wait to see more :)

11 Feb 2008 8:58pm

Camiller from Lisboa, Portugal

Fantastic photo of hapiness. Great catch!

11 Feb 2008 11:21pm

bill from United States

this is a happy shot

12 Feb 2008 2:17am

martie from okinawa, Japan

What fun! This is a great shot!

12 Feb 2008 3:39am

Porcsin from Debrecen, Hungary

Hi pal!
Nice moment!

13 Feb 2008 7:16pm

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1/125 second
ISO 250
112 mm