Mini Challenge #114 - Parade

CuongCuong SoCal grinsLos Angeles suburbRegistered Users Posts: 1,508 Major grins
edited February 6, 2011 in The Dgrin Challenges
The theme for this challenge is Parade. Parade is a photographic opportunity galore. Nothing can compare to the excitement and the awesome sights and sounds at a parade. Being in LA, I always look forward to New Year's Day to go see the Rose Parade in Pasadena. The floats are beautiful, but they wouldn't be complete without the riders, the performers, the bands, and the animals, horses especially. So share 3 photos of any parade that you've attended. Do include parade name and city.

The challenge begins now, and ends on Sunday, February 6th 2011 at 12:01 AM PST. For those who haven't been to a parade, this should give you time to attend a lunar new year parade in your area and participate in this challenge.

Official Mini Challenge rules can be found at this thread.

Here are some examples to get started:

1. Rose Queen and Princesses - royal riders
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2. Jack - cool rider
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3. Tuskegee Airmen - surviving heroes
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4. Jackie Chan - celebrity rider
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5. Zorro - legendary rider
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Cuong
"She Was a Little Taste of Heaven – And a One-Way Ticket to Hell!" - Max Phillips

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  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Registered Users Posts: 933 Major grins
    edited January 20, 2011
    Nantucket's Daffodil Days Parade

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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,633 moderator
    edited January 20, 2011
    Some from the supposidly "Happiest place on earth" in Orlando, Florida.
    1
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    2
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    3 the perfect seat to watch the parade..
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  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited January 20, 2011
    5th Avenue Hispanic Day Parade 2010 (all 3)
    1.
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    2.
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    3.
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    Liz A.
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  • bbjonesbbjones Major grins Registered Users Posts: 234 Major grins
    edited January 20, 2011
    Los Altos Holiday Parade
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    Hope I'm doing this right -- my first entry!

    This was the night parade in Los Altos, CA. The local high school bands outfit their uniforms with glowsticks, and small businesses and neighbors put together lighted floats. Santa comes at the end.

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    It's a good time! Come on out next year!
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  • KinkajouKinkajou Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,240 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2011
    1. UF Homecoming Parade
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    I have some from Mardi Gras in mobile somewhere.... have to do some more looking!
    Webpage

    Spread the love! Go comment on something!
  • imagesofhimimagesofhim Psalm 46:10 Registered Users Posts: 527 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2011
    2009 West Texas Fair & Rodeo Parade

    1. "Total Concentration"
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    2. "Best Seat in the House" (when I blew this up, I was surprised to find that is really her TONGUE!!!)
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    3. "The Other Best Seat in the House" (they were both watching the parade!!!)
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    Blessings,
    Marjohn

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  • ic4uic4u Major grins Lago Vista, TXRegistered Users Posts: 1,455 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2011
    5th Avenue Hispanic Day Parade 2010 (all 3)

    Liz, I thought of your pics as soon as I saw the next mini posted...still love #2, very Al Capone"ish"!
    #3 is a hoot! How they can get out there wearing hardly anything is beyond my imagination!
    Karin


    "Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." — Mark Twain
  • konomaniackonomaniac Major grins Registered Users Posts: 335 Major grins
    edited January 22, 2011
    These are from the parade celebrating the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship for the University of Connecticut. The 78 on the T-shirts represents the 78 consecutive wins that they had at the end of last season. They continued into this season and were finally stopped by Stanford after running their streak to a record setting 90 wins.

    #1
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    #2
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    #3
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  • oldtown_dreameroldtown_dreamer Major grins Registered Users Posts: 177 Major grins
    edited January 22, 2011
    San Francisco Giants World Series Champions parade
    After braving the crowds just to get to my building that morning, i couldn't force myself to make it back out onto the streets, so i had to settle for the view from the 25 floor. I do regret not having made it to the street, but at the same time, being so high up gives a better sense of the magnitude of the crowd that congregated to celebrate the Giants victory.

    #1 - 30 min before the parade started
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    #2 10 or so min into
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    #3 the end
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    - Diana
  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,098 Major grins
    edited January 22, 2011
    Diana--really cool views of the parade! What an interesting perspective. I'm not sure I would have wanted to venture down into that crowd either.

    The only parades that I've ever had the opportunity to see in person are our local ones for Christmas and Veteran's Day. Very cheesy and almost all low-tech, lol. Horrid time of day for pictures--Veteran's Day parade runs mid-day and the Christmas parade starts just before dusk. I'm not sure they are worthy, but here's what I have:

    Killeen, TX Christmas Parade: one of the few decorated floats that participate. The setting sun was right in my eyes so I was grateful this float blocked it for me for a few seconds!
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    Killeen, TX Christmas parade after dark--this is near the end. I like this one because one of the young riders has fallen asleep in her mother's arms and the little boy looks like he's bored with it all.
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    2. Killeen TX Veteran's Day parade--my daughter's high school band is ready to go.
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    Our local efforts may be lame, but these are the only two local parades and is what I have. :D

    Sherry
  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbRegistered Users Posts: 1,508 Major grins
    edited January 23, 2011
    Good ones so far. There's plenty of time, but keep it coming, folks.

    Cuong
    "She Was a Little Taste of Heaven – And a One-Way Ticket to Hell!" - Max Phillips
  • marcpromarcpro Big grins Registered Users Posts: 85 Big grins
    edited January 27, 2011
    The Calgary Stampede Parade!! July 2010

    1. First the Canadian Snowbirds buzz the downtown.
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    2. Then the Calgary Stampede band plays... here they are playing Ram Jam's "Black Betty".
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    3. The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) is always nice to watch.
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    Yeeee Haaaaaa!!!

    Cheers!!

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  • doingcooldoingcool Major grins Registered Users Posts: 265 Major grins
    edited January 27, 2011
    Brazilian Carnival Parade

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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,162 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2011
    These are really old, but I still like them:

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    Little E.

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    Rainbow Lady

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    Rose Dragon

    First two are from the Fremont Street Parade in Seattle, the last is from the Rose Parade (of course).
    Chris
  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,098 Major grins
    edited January 29, 2011
    Wow, Chris. That little Elvis dude just cracks me up!

    I love your shot of the Rose Parade Dragon. Since I only get to watch that on TV, it's hard to see just how big those floats really are. Your image shows that very well. The dragon just dwarfs the crowd. Excellent shot!

    Sherry
  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,162 Major grins
    edited January 31, 2011
    Thanks, Sherry! The Fremont Solstice Parade in Seattle is one of my favorites all time. The Rose Parade is very impressive to see in person, but the logistics are a bit of a hassle.
    Chris
  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 151 Major grins
    edited February 1, 2011
    Here are my entries.

    The devil leading the way

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    The costume part of the parade

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    Uninhibited parents following the children

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  • konomaniackonomaniac Major grins Registered Users Posts: 335 Major grins
    edited February 1, 2011
    sdways01 wrote: »
    Here are my entries.

    Pumpkinfest - what a great event.
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  • SeefutlungSeefutlung Unsharp at any Speed Registered Users Posts: 2,781 Major grins
    edited February 1, 2011
    #1
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    Las Posadas
    Los Angeles, CA

    #2
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    Day of the Dead
    Los Angeles, CA

    #3
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    Doo Dah Parade
    Pasadena. CA
    My snaps can be found here:
    Unsharp at any Speed
  • silvereyesilvereye Christian Hamilton Photog Registered Users Posts: 195 Major grins
    edited February 3, 2011
  • ZauiZaui Big grins Registered Users Posts: 20 Big grins
    edited February 5, 2011
    %20target=_blank%3E3999515339_ab72cb42d5.jpgCircus Parade
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    Girl Scouts on Parade
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    Easy Riders
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    Scott Catron - Sandy, Utah
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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Registered Users Posts: 847 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2011
    1. Independence Day Spectator
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    2. After the Lunar New Year Parade
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    3. Flamingos on Parade
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    Bill Banning

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  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbRegistered Users Posts: 1,508 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2011
    Less than 6 hours left to come join this parade.

    Cuong
    "She Was a Little Taste of Heaven – And a One-Way Ticket to Hell!" - Max Phillips
  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansRegistered Users Posts: 542 Major grins
    edited February 6, 2011
    Parade
    I am going to give this a try...but my computer's hard drive died yesterday, so I am trying it from my iPad. If it doesn't work...my apologies!

    Local Fourth of July Pet Parade

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    The Parade of the sailing crews from the Tall Ships Festival in Bergen, Norway. This is the crew from the Mexican Navy.

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    ....And this is an all-female crew from England "marching in the same" parade

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  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansRegistered Users Posts: 542 Major grins
    edited February 6, 2011
    Hey, it worked! But, oh shoot, I just noticed I was a few hours off. I thought it ended at noon. Sorry! I am happy to have shared them anyway. :D

    (Ever feel like you just have way too much going on? :ivar)
  • konomaniackonomaniac Major grins Registered Users Posts: 335 Major grins
    edited February 6, 2011
    ....And this is an all-female crew from England "marching in the same" parade

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  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansRegistered Users Posts: 542 Major grins
    edited February 6, 2011
    Oops...should have said mostly female! :D. They were a really cool team...very lively and friendly. So were the Mexican sailors for that matter. Great event.
  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbRegistered Users Posts: 1,508 Major grins
    edited February 6, 2011
    The deadline has passed. I'll have the result shortly today or early tomorrow.

    Cuong
    "She Was a Little Taste of Heaven – And a One-Way Ticket to Hell!" - Max Phillips
  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbRegistered Users Posts: 1,508 Major grins
    edited February 6, 2011
    Hey, it worked! But, oh shoot, I just noticed I was a few hours off. I thought it ended at noon. Sorry! I am happy to have shared them anyway. :D

    (Ever feel like you just have way too much going on? :ivar)
    Sorry, you missed the entry deadline, but thank you for sharing.

    Cuong
    "She Was a Little Taste of Heaven – And a One-Way Ticket to Hell!" - Max Phillips
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