Thursday, February 23, 2012

Primary Colors

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The Thursday Arch Series has the week off while I run through some more Mardi Gras parade images. Need to shoot some new Arch pictures, anyway.

The parade had many enjoyable qualities but subtlety was not one of them. Blocks of intense color were the rule. I have all kinds of loose associations - the woman in the top picture makes me think of Stravinsky's The Firebird (maybe because we'll hear it at the St. Louis Symphony this weekend) and the second of of the Queen Of The Night in The Magic Flute. The woman in the third shot seems to need a break and a headache pill even though it was barely mid-morning.

There are a lot more edited photos of the parade and its participants on Flickr here.

Mardi Gras Parade 2012-02-18 67

Mardi Gras Parade 2012-02-18 66

9 comments:

Olivier said...

la première quel éclat et quel sourire. le carnaval est un plaisir pour les yeux et surtout pour les photographes ;)

cieldequimper said...

Ah that's more like it. Carnival needs to be over the top!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Subtle and carnival are not words that keep good company I'm thinking Bob! and thank goodness, fabulously outrageous costumes, I love them!!

s.c said...

Ha Brasil in St. Louis except for the 3 one. Thats more USA. Thanks for showing.

Steffe said...

Great to all these colorful costumes.

Birdman said...

What? Just beads... no boobs? hahaha

Virginia said...

I see the Lou partied till the cows came home!
V

PS Bird cracked me up!

Bibi said...

Bursts of color for sure. I like how the first lady has a turtle neck on...chilly, she was.

Jack said...

The giddily happy expression on the first woman's face sells the picture!