Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Memorial Day Eight

Naugatuck, CT

Waiting for the parade to come through.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Laurel Festival, II

Winsted, CT

Not all the paraders were contestants for the Laurel Queen crown.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Laurel Festival 2009, I

WPII has been around for a while as an occasional counterpoint to my daily photo blog, Working Pictures. I've decided to shift this blog's orientation a bit so that it will concentrate on one specific aspect of my recent work, "Pictures in Public." I've long been interested in making pictures of people at public gatherings—parades, demonstrations, carnivals, gallery openings. That's been the subject matter of many WPII posts in the past but it will now be the consistent theme for frequent, though not necessarily daily, postings. Working Pictures will continue with daily posts of other recent photographs, and I hope to soon put up additional galleries on my web site with material from earlier projects dealing with public gatherings.

Winsted, CT

Under threatening skies, contestants in the 75th anniversary Winsted Laurel Festival line up for the parade. In the lead car, last year's Queen tries to keep the ceremonial scarlet robe dry.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Memorial Day Seven

Post parade ceremonies on the Waterbury Green.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Memorial Day Six

A drum and drill team performs an extended routine in front of the reviewing stand.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Memorial Day Five

As always, the action along the sidelines was at least as interesting as the parade itself.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Memorial Day Four

Families of the parade marchers gathered on Freight Street,

while parade participants got in last minute practice sessions.

Cell phone communication helps coordinate parade organization. How did they manage in the old days?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Memorial Day Three

Saturday, bands, cheerleaders, drum and drill corps, scout troops, all preparing for the noon start of the parade in Waterbury, CT.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Memorial Day Two

Waterville, CT

Waterville, CT