One of my habits when shooting parades is to go to the staging area about an hour early. Everyone is getting ready and not yet on the march. They all look strange in their own way and are happy to pose.The woman in the first picture was doing stunts with the hoop that a still picture can't capture. The second one boggles me. After I took the picture she was walking around as free as you please, and rock steady. How do you learn how to do that without cracking your head open?