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Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

I don’t think I shall be attending Notting HIll Carnival this year; last year was too stressful with the large crowds and my mini altercation with a police officer.

I think I shall sit this one out and see how the police officers behave this year.

Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event which takes place in Notting Hill, London, England each August, over two days (Sunday and the following bank holiday).

[Canon EOS 5D | ISO 100 | 148mm | 1/800 seconds | F/4 | Flash Fired]

 

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Day 238: Notting Hill Carnival 2008 Sunset

Day 238:  Notting Hill Carnival Sunset

I lost my External Hard Drive on day 238 (25 August 2008) and I spent all night to get 1TB worth of RAW files off it.

I finally gave up and bought a new 1TB drive but it was another 24 to 48 hours before I could transfer all my RAW files across from various backup media and rebuild my Lightroom Catalog.

I connected DPP to my CF Card in order to pull off this sunset photographed at the Carnival.

It is the Grand Union Canal as it passes through Ladbroke Grove in West London.

According to WikiPedia:

"The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system. Its main line connects London and Birmingham, stretching for 220 km (137 miles) with 166 locks. It has arms to places including Leicester, Slough, Aylesbury, Wendover and Northampton."

 

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Notting Hill Carnival 2008 (20)

Notting Hill Carnival (20)

I had a lot of fun with these girls as they clowned and made faces in front of the camera.

I wish I could continue this Carnival series but I took far more photos than I can process and when I think I am done, I find another picture I overlooked the first time around so I am stopping here.

Notting Hill Carnival (6)

 

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Notting Hill Carnival 2008 (19)

Notting Hill Carnival (19)

I spent a lot of time with this clown; hoping he/she would crack a smile . . . ­čśŽ

 

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Notting Hill Carnival 2008 (16)

Notting Hill Carnival (16)

It was overcast throughout the day and even rained on Children’s day; I did my best to cut out the sky with a long tele but sometimes, the crowd gets so thick and I had to switch to the 24-70mm and focus very close.

(The 70-200mm needs about 1.4 meter clearance before it can focus).

 

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Notting Hill Carnival 2008 (15)

Notting Hill Carnival (15)

 

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Notting Hill Carnival 2008 (14)

Notting Hill Carnival (14)

 

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