9.10.2012

september : 10 on 10

i'm bending the rules a bit today. usually the photos i post for 10 on 10 are snippets of an entire day. i set out with that being my intention for this post and i did take photographs throughout the day, but when reviewing those photos i realized something. every photograph taken in the afternoon was trumped by every photo taken in the morning. so, for this 10 on 10 you get a glimpse into the morning we spent at the dragon*con parade. trust me, you'll be glad i didn't waste the space on photos of my mediocre lunch, refreshing beer, exhausted kids lying about in the afternoon, and my cluttered workspace (because that's what you would've seen if i had decided not to break the rules a bit). i apologize in advance for the diptych overload. 


 i've honestly never been to a better parade. every year this parade is fantastic and it's so much fun to photograph. every year it ends with storm troopers (they seemed quite a bit weaker in number this year or maybe they were a little more spread out. we were at the very end of the parade route, so that seems possible. not the best spot for photographing the parade i learned.) and then the crowd pours out onto peachtree st. behind them. if you can manage, i recommend you make the trek to atlanta next year for this event if you are at all into sci-fi, comic books, costume wearing, or just getting your freak on. good times will be had.

now, for a really good time call (on) carmen over at her beautiful blog and see what's happening in her world!

p.s.  don't forget to keep clicking through the links so you can enjoy the work of all the amazing photographers taking part in this 10 on 10 project.




21 comments:

  1. I wait all year for your dragon*con photos. They absolutely never disappoint! I can't wait for Mark to get home so I can share with him.

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    1. you guys should come to this some year. i think it's usually on labor day weekend. too much fun to be had.

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  2. Okay, I'm seriously jealous over here. I love a good parade and this one is EPIC. I mean seriously? The Ghostbusters car? Insanely great captures, Jess.

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    1. the ghostbusters are always great, this year they were even better! jake and elwood blues were even ghostbusters this year.

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  3. Wow that was spectacular! x.

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    1. thanks, xanthe! we look forward to this every year!

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  4. NOTHING tops last year's creepy clown. Shudder. I always look forward to your shots from this event!

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    1. he wasn't there this year! i love those shots from last year, too. we sat in a different location this year because last year we were just getting roasted in the sun. it was miserable. we sat on the opposite side of the street and down further so we could be in the shade this year. i think next year i'll suffer the heat because i really missed the great light in these pics. what sucks is you have to be down there hours before the parade to get a decent spot and we suck at arriving anywhere early.

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  5. Note to self....road trip to Jessica's next year : ) AMAZING captures!! Seriously incredible!

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    1. do it!!! please! we would have so much fun!

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  6. I love, love, love the LEGO Flash . . . something about that just does it for me.

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    1. there weren't as many of those this year. seemed to me a lot of characters were missing from last year's parade. still awesome though!

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    1. thanks! it was a really fun way to spend the morning.

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  8. I WANT TO GO TO THIS!!!! Love all those shots. So much to feast on, visually.... Amazing.

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    1. you should come up here for this! and i was just sitting on the curb with one to two children on my lap when taking these. not to mention the obnoxious child behind me that kept whining and pushing me into the street (seriously). i'm hoping next year i can move around a little. really, you should come!

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  9. really fun parade. i like the give blood today sandwiched between 2 zombies...

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    1. he actually came up right after the zombies. i thought it was funny : )

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  10. This is fabulous, and now I know I want to be a tardis for Halloween!

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  11. isn't that girl adorable? if you are a tardis i want to see pics!

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  12. amazing photos — my son would LOVE this!

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