The second in the series of street photography shots taken at the Pride Cymru march through Cardiff a week or so ago, the first lot can be found here. Again all are taken using my Olympus OM-1 and either 50mm Auto Zuiko 1:1.8 or 28mm Vivitar 1:2.8 lenses on Fomapan Classic 100 monochrome film.
28mm f 5.6 1/250th sec. I really like that this woman stopped right in front of me to get lost in her mobile phone, completely oblivious to the world around her even the group of roller skaters going past her in the background, she makes a great focal point of the image.
28mm f 5.6 1/250th sec. Again someone lost in the mobile phone, oblivious to the parade going on around them. I like the big bold “Gay News” placard rising above the crowd in this one.
28mm f 5.6 1/250th sec. the big flags in this really do it for me, big rainbow coloured flags with the Welsh Dragon emblazoned across them. I like the guy pushing a pram as well, filled with placards and banners and other paraphernalia other than a child.
28mm f5.6 1/60th sec. This is where the really diverse stuff of this parade starts to come to the fore, these guys look amazing, the outfits are fantastic, all dressed the same except for the guy with his shirt off and the guy dressed in a full latex dog suit in the far right of the image. This is in your face equality if I’ve ever seen it.
28mm f 5.6 1/125th sec. The Buddhist monk stood opposite the emblazonment of capitalism with it’s brash signage, watching the parade, the mannequins in the shop front doing the same from the other side of the street.