(Puerto Rico, con’t) After a day of surfing we headed over to the south coast and to the town on Ponce to catch the Carnival parade. I was able to find the staging area where the people were getting ready for the parade, which I’ve discovered is often better photographically then the parade itself. These images were made during a 2 hour stretch that day, before we headed back to San Juan to wrap up our journey.
A young boy tries on his mask before the parade
A young woman gets dressed in a parking lot at the start of the parade route
Fitting the mask
This guy reminded me of Shel Silverstein’s Baba Fats
Teaching the young boy how to scare away evil spirits
Young girls pose for the camera
Friends reviewing pictures made on a cell phone before the parade
Getting dressed at a local McDonalds
Masks lie waiting at the parade start
A young princess
Ready to start the parade
A masked dancer at Carnival
A young girl looks out the window of her family’s car as it makes its way down the parade route
The Stilt Walkers, some of my favorites…
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I will certainly do that!
beautiful pix, russell! You should come to Nicaragua to surf and take some photos!
Lisa, that thought has crossed my mind several times, as I love shooting for NGO’s and non-profits. Let’s talk.
Such color and creativity. Thanks for sharing your adventure.
I always appreciate your stopping by!
Looks like a very colourful day! Brilliant pictures! 😀
Thanks so much!