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By lifesnapper  
Hi all and welcome to this small pilot set of images from Saturday's Dickens Christmas Festival.
Like everyone else, I didn't expect the amount of people that crammed the streets to see this event making it almost impossible to get good pictures. However, I did my best and have lots more processing to do plus add a new page to my website for the event.
Much more to come but, for now, just an idea of how many many people actually attended.

All the best to all and have a good start to the week.

John Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Street Rochester Makeup Spectator Dickens Christmas Festival

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smut01 Plus
7 131 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2021 5:51AM
Excellent set John, love the expression on the lady in pink in v3!
ZenTony Plus
6 15 6 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2021 5:59AM
Goodness me John it's rammed with people. Not good on many levels.
Scary lady in lead !
6 Dec 2021 6:24AM
Wow John! You told me earlier about the crowds, but now I really see what you mean

That's a lot of people in these uncertain times

Your lead image - I presume she's a fan of Cream. They had a song called Badge

This is why when I go to Venice Carnival I always avoid the special event days in St Mark's Square.
It gets completely packed like this, limiting the photo opportunities

That said, I expect we're going to see some goodies from you in the coming days

Colin Smile

6 Dec 2021 6:52AM
Yep, it was a two day event but I didn't bother with the Sunday. And yes, there's more to come Colin but mostly grab shots and over head stuff. But hey! It had to be done...Wink
Robert51 14 11 133 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2021 8:02AM
To me John it looks much the same as any pre- Covid years. I'm just glad we gave it a miss this year. Strange that more people are not wearing masks...
saltireblue Plus
12 13.4k 83
6 Dec 2021 8:30AM
Is that a Girl Guide (or whatever they are called these days) in the lead, John? All those merit badges.Wink
V3 is the perfect reason to stay away, I would say!
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
6 Dec 2021 8:32AM
Looks like a superspreader to me...did you use a long lens? 😂
6 Dec 2021 8:44AM
Great set hope they don't spread covid,
6 Dec 2021 8:51AM
Excellent street photography John.SmileSmile
Nice work JohnGrinGrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2021 9:55AM
People not really thinking now! Good street photography John.Smile
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2021 10:27AM
The young lass in the lead is so very stylish !! Lovely images John,
Isabel GrinGrin
leo_nid 5 12
6 Dec 2021 10:44AM
Seeing lots of crowds roaming the streets, is this a good sign?
p.s. and a fine set, John, excellent street shots
James124 Plus
7 61 53 Portugal
6 Dec 2021 11:07AM
Nice lead shot John. Not using a Dickensian camera, then?
6 Dec 2021 12:30PM
Excellent set John
6 Dec 2021 5:34PM
Excellent street photography John...Lin
HobbitDave Plus
14 9 10 England
6 Dec 2021 6:09PM
Great set of candids, John, v.3 has it for me. Folk look pretty stressed and squashed together. Interesting Whitby escapee perhaps in the lead. Great set, keep em coming please 👌

Dave 🙂
6 Dec 2021 7:42PM
Great set John. Im amazed at how many people are there crowding the streets. Omicron isnt bothering them.😉

Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2021 8:21PM
Great looking set John, look forward to more.
6 Dec 2021 9:41PM
Cracking shots - great lead ... certainly windswept, exotic and interesting! 😀
cooky Plus
18 6 8 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2021 10:31PM
Excellent starting set John and looking forward to the rest!

bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
7 Dec 2021 10:44AM
an interesting set ----- very well captured
For me, who currently has to live in lockdown, it is strange and disconcerting to see so many people without a mask

I'm happy for you Wink
mistere Plus
9 21 7 England
7 Dec 2021 11:06AM
Good news for the local business's, John. They must have had their best day of the year. Hope it was worth it.
I'd have been miles away from anywhere that crowded.
Fefe Plus
11 81 48 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2021 4:47PM
capto Plus
10 7.1k 33 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2021 6:02PM
That was some crowd this year, a little scary. Good shots in what looked very difficult circumstances.Smile
7 Dec 2021 7:04PM
To say the least, Ivor.Wink
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
8 Dec 2021 6:26AM
A wonderful fun set John
11 Dec 2021 8:51PM
Stay well John .a worrisome crowd in that last shot .you are braver than me ! Or you have a much longer light catcher than me ! Goth for Christmas in version in the lead.

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