I DECIDED NOT TO BRING MY CAMERA…

But when the parade began, the photographer in me burst out!!  What’s a guy to do?? The only thing I could do!

I whipped out my IPhone!!  And for this time only, I decided to post pictures straight from my IPhone…except for the last two shots!

Enjoy the Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade!!

After a bike ride down the coast and back, we decided to hang around for the sunset!!

…and the fireworks!!

I love everything about a parade!!

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~ by photographyfree4all on July 14, 2011.

15 Responses to “I DECIDED NOT TO BRING MY CAMERA…”

  1. I often find that when I review my results from shooting a parade I am left underwhelmed. Events like parades are usually when I wish my camera had video (and that feeling doesn’t happen oftern). I feel like in addition to stills a little bit of mediaraphy for posting could help tell the story better?

    What do you think?

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  2. Actually I had decided early on that I wanted to enjoy the parade, rather than worry about photography. And, we had biked in because of the traffic. I knew I wouldn’t get to enjoy it if I was constantly moving about to gain better perspectives. So, I just decided to grab these shots with my phone from right where I was – that’s why there are various objects and people in many shots. I thought the people were actually a good representation of the element of excitement that existed.

    I suppose a video would be better for a parade – but, I’m not into video and my camera, likewise, does not shoot video (that was one of the reasons I bought this camera – I didn’t need to pay for the video element that I would never use).

    Thanks, Brett for stopping by and leaving your comment! Great perspective!!

    🙂

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  3. This is the second 4th of July parade I have been invited to via a friends blog. The first one was in a teeny-tiny place in the Colorado Mountains.

    Loved all the hoopla and I had a great time at both! Thanks for sharing Steve! ~ Lynda

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  4. I notice in my photography I have two classes of photos. The “nice shots” with decent composure, colour, subject matter, etc., and then there are the “other pictures”. If a nice shot can bring back memories that’s great but I often find the average shots showing more of what really happened are often the keepers.
    We all got a glimpse of Huntington Beach and the people who live there.
    I find these pictures, while not as technical as the Flicker pictures on the right of this blog, display a slice of life that’s priceless.
    As I write this I think I’ve just learned why old photographers are high on wide angle primes. NIce pictures.

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  5. . . . what we have is called an addiction!

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  6. Thanks, Lynda! What can I say? We’ve been enjoying this particular parade for several years!! It usually last about 2 1/2 hours with over 200 hundred entrants!! The crowd is great and the patriotism is everywhere!!

    Glad you stopped by to enjoy it!

    🙂

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  7. It certainly is, Kenne!! 🙂

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  8. Great comment, Chris! I haven’t heard from you in a while, but know you’re familiar with this area. So, you may have even gone to one of these parades in the past! They’re great!! Your perspective is absolutely right on here!

    Thanks for stopping by and jumping in with your comment.

    🙂

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  9. Maybe you should consider always taking a camera, do you think? Great pictures though!!!!!

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  10. It’s pretty rare for me not to have my camera. But, this was one of those times. Thanks, Miss Betty! I was just thinking yesterday that I hadn’t heard from you for a while. Glad you popped in!

    🙂

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  11. Sometimes it’s good to leave the camera at home, but phone cameras can let you have the best of both worlds – you’re not focused on photography but you still have images to remind you of the parade.

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  12. I agree. It is very rare for me to not have my camera either, but occasionally I purposely leave it at home and try and just share the moment with my family. And like you I left my camera at home on the 4th also to try and be more involved in doing things with the kids. But I started twitching a bit when I saw that beautiful crescent moon rising along side of the fireworks.

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  13. That made me chuckle a bit, Brett!! Thanks!

    🙂

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  14. It truly is, Journey! Thanks for dropping by! I always love your comments.

    🙂

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  15. I have taken some great shots with my iPhone. I usually have both my camera & iPhone with me capturing with both. You have some great shots here. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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