Showing posts with label Parades. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Parades. Show all posts

10/11/13

(Pt. 5) 2013 Massac County Homecoming Parade - From the Inside...






To scroll through the completed photos you can go here ---> 2013 Homecoming Parade Photos at KCoJax Candids.  Be sure to like the KCoJax Candids Facebook page while you're there so you don't miss anything... Please feel free to tag the photos in the Facebook page folder, use them as your profile picture, share them and have a hay day!


If you wish to purchase a print of the photo, you can see all photos here-->  2013 Massac County High School Homecoming Parade on SmugMug -


In my merchandise shop at Cafe Press I have created an item or two... My challenge with that is that I try to choose a fantastic landscapish scene, but I do want you to be aware that merchandise can also be created for you... i.e.  if I happened to catch a great candid of your child on their school float - I can make that into a magnet, deck of cards, java mug, etc for you, post it for you, send you the link to it in my Flawn Ocho store and you can order it right from there and have it shipped directly to yourself or someone else. Kaboom, done! And the shipping time is rather quick!



Sample Custom Merchandise Keychains
Market Street - Homecoming Parade - 2 MagnetsMarket Street - Homecoming Parade - 1 3.5" Button




See more "non-portrait" tom-foolery (i.e. travel photography, bridges, barns and such...) in my retail store, Flawn Ocho... See a hodge-podge of everything when you *Like* the KCoJax Candids Facebook Page... 

10/7/13

(Pt. 4) 2013 Massac County Homecoming Parade - From the Inside...




I do not know who this little crazy-haired fellow is and if I would've hollered out and called him "Bozo the Clown" he would've have no idea what I was talking about ... and that makes me a bit blah.. haha, but this energetic kid caught my eye as he was running down the street after the parade... 


This is one of my favorite shots of the day... I LOVE CANDID! I think I caught a woman I may recognize attempting to hide her face as she saw me come out of the window with the camera...  


The group from Metropolis Nursing and Rehab... 



See more "non-portrait" tom-foolery (i.e. travel photography, bridges, barns and such...) in my retail store, Flawn Ocho... See a hodge-podge of everything when you *Like* the KCoJax Candids Facebook Page... 

10/5/13

(Pt. 3) 2013 Massac County Homecoming Parade - From the Inside...







See more "non-portrait" tom-foolery (i.e. travel photography, bridges, barns and such...) in my retail store, Flawn Ocho... See a hodge-podge of everything when you *Like* the KCoJax Candids Facebook Page... 

(Pt. 2) 2013 Massac County Homecoming Parade - From the Inside...









See more "non-portrait" tom-foolery (i.e. travel photography, bridges, barns and such...) in my retail store, Flawn Ocho... See a hodge-podge of everything when you *Like* the KCoJax Candids Facebook Page... 

2013 Massac County Homecoming Parade - From the Inside...


I always, always, always (since I moved back to Metropolis) shoot the Massac County Homecoming Parade from the vicinity of Lower Ferry Street... Usually around the corner of "Fast Eddie's" (now Fat Edd's) so that I have the entire two block stretch to run to and fro if I need to, the lighting is perfect, the buildings are lovely - it's just "the spot"... 

This year I'm part of a couple and Evan was going to parade along for 920WMOK as that IS the radio station where you can hear EVERY Patriot football game... so after a little mulling it over - I grabbed a bag of candy, put my camera around my neck and hopped in the jeep and I am SO unbelievably glad I did!!!!

Here are a few shots that could NEVER have been if I'd done it the way I'd always done it ... More to come later in the day ... Be sure and tune in to the Facebook Feed for KCoJax Candids for more of Homecoming and local whatnot.  I've also posted a video there taken by Michelle Longworth of the parade yesterday... 

Enjoy! 









See more "non-portrait" tom-foolery (i.e. travel photography, bridges, barns and such...) in my retail store, Flawn Ocho... See a hodge-podge of everything when you *Like* the KCoJax Candids Facebook Page... 

9/25/13

Tractors, Tractors Everywhere!


One of my favorite portions of the parades around here would have to be the parade of tractors...  These people work hard in the good, the bad and the ugly of weather to prepare their farms and plantings and harvests and whatever all it is that they have to do to get us our groceries...







See more "non-portrait" tom-foolery (i.e. travel photography, bridges, barns and such...) in my retail store, Flawn Ocho... See a hodge-podge of everything when you *Like* the KCoJax Candids Facebook Page... 

10/4/12

A Few Glimpses of the 2012 MCHS Homecoming Parade



I DO so enjoy Homecoming Parade Day, but I'm so sorry to say that without Willy Jak's operating at full steam as the parade rolled by, it was not quite the same as last year and years past... 

Regarding the shooting of the Homecoming Parade, before I left yesterday I sat down to go through an  external hard drive and try to figure out how many years worth of Homecoming parades I have.  If I'm not mistaken I have video and photo footage of the last four years and as I continue to get organized I'm going to pull that footage from the depths and show it to you here and at KCoJax.SmugMug.com

As for yesterday's shoot, it was a beautiful day for a parade and I've been a bit "underground", so I saw several people yesterday I hadn't seen in ages... All in all, a great day... 

Here are a few of my faves... 

I was evidently delaying a trip to "the DQ" or something
because youngest kiddo pictured here looks a little disgruntled with my presence... 


This gorgeous dahling HAD to leave the park yesterday thinking, "What was up with the crazy lady with the camera..."  She saw me just as I was about to take the shot and grinned from ear to ear...  I then went over and told her that what I was shooting was the way she looked all "Jenny in Forest Gump" standing there with her sign and her headband staring off into the abyss... So she resumed her prior stance... 
 I did something with this shot that I don't normally do and that was to "tweak the perspective and whatnot" ...
I'm self taught, so I don't know what that's technically called. :)  It didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped...
But I was taken by the upward symetry of the peak of the church, the cheerleaders arm and the flag... 
And THIS... This one might go on record as one of my favorite candid shots of all time...
Happy Faces!! Someone please let me know who this man in the red hat is... he has a wonderfully soulful face and smiling eyes and I would love to shoot him again sometime.. 

Well ... that's all I have for today, gang ... Thank you so much for stopping by to check in. You Can *Like* KCoJax Candids on Facebook
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The photos from yesterday's parade shoot, as well as everything else on my hard drive (as I get it uploaded) is/will be available for purchase at KCoJax.SmugMug.com - You'll be able to browse by specific shoots, particular events and also you'll have a chance to pick up a canvased shot of the Metropolis Bridge or something for your foyer wall :) 

*For More on My Projects, Google KCoJax, Flawn Ocho and Ocho-rific*

Have a grand and groovy day!
Be Kind To One Another...
and Don't Text and Drive! 




9/4/12

Labor Day Parade 2012 and SmugMug


I left my apartment yesterday morning about seven or so minutes after the parade started.  

I had slept late after having an amazing brainstorming, catching up and reminiscing session with one of my dearest friends on earth.  Actually I had slept late after staying up until 4 a.m. or so after our visit... writing, organizing and working on some of the projects we had discussed...

I arrived at Fort Massac to find that I had plenty of time to find my location and get in place.  I approached the officer who was blocking off the entrance of the fort (near Big John's) and asked him if the parade traffic would be filtered into the fort...

"Sure ... we can do that!", he said.

"Groovy! Thanks! I want to shoot the parade as it's entering the concrete Fort Gates and with the Laidlaw building in the background!!"

"Oh.. That'll be fine...", I wish he'd said it like Ward Cleaver, but he said it like an officer of the law.  

I shot a few shots from there and ran to the fort gate and waited for the parade to reach the east end of fifth street.  As the parade arrived I noticed the officer had moved his car, but was waving the parade into the gravel road that goes between Laidlaw and Big John's.

I was absolutely devastated, but he was apologetic so I brushed it off and shot from the street... You can see the slide show below - images, merchandise and whatnot will soon be available as the week progresses at http://kcojax.smugmug.com/CandidEvents/Labor-Day-Parade and http://www.cafepress.com/flawnocho/9339565

You can see some of my favorite shots below the video...


















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