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Who Stole The Crowd?

By lifesnapper  
Hi all and many thanks for your much appreciated votes and comments on my previous upload and, a special thanks to Carole for her very apt mod, thank you.

Up next, it's Fagin! Always up for stealing the show and picking a pocket or two...
This upload is simply to show that the event is quite popular. Smile By the end of my two and a half hour stay, I was exhausted. I had intended to return to the castle grounds to capture some of the Victorian characters in the fairground and among the market stalls but, it became impossible to brake through the wall of people to get there. Sad For once, I had to admit defeat and go with the tide which took me away from where I wanted to be, as I'd lost the energy to fight through it. Just as well I arrived early to snatch a few images while I could still hold my camera up without it being knocked and shoved. Many of my later images were taken by holding it in the air and hoping.
Hopefully, next Springs Sweeps Festival wont be so rammed.

All the best to all,


P.S. V8 was all I could see of the actual parade.

Tags: Photo journalism Costume Sepia toned People and portraits Fagin Rochester Christmas Festival 2019

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What an amazingly popular event!
Well done on capturing a town's wonderful community spirit.
Don't see much of that in the suburbs of London.


sawsengee Plus
14 6 40 Malaysia
17 Dec 2019 6:43AM
wonderful set of streetscenes of people shopping for Christmas items amidst the sprinkling of snow. Love the lead image of Ebenezer scrooge so well characterized. Smile
17 Dec 2019 6:47AM
Not much shopping going on, ee. It's all about the event. Smile
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.6k 158 England
17 Dec 2019 7:34AM
Not my idea of fun! but a wealth of photo opportunities. I spot an Arsenal fan there....not looking too happy...can't think why!
Good lead shot backed up by an interesting set with lots to see. Nice work John GrinGrinGrinGrin
woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2019 7:43AM
It's Ron Moody!
saltireblue Plus
10 11.6k 71 Norway
17 Dec 2019 8:18AM
There's far more than just a pocket or two if Fagin had sent the boys out to scavenge!
17 Dec 2019 8:20AM
Festivals are happy places, and you donít really want to enjoy them on your own..also, they make cities better places to live..
p.s. great atmosphere and excellent reportage photography
17 Dec 2019 8:21AM
Not 'alf Malc' 😆
17 Dec 2019 8:31AM
Another fine set John,
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
17 Dec 2019 9:32AM
Good to see an event so well attended...V8 is my favourite 😁😁
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1809 England
17 Dec 2019 10:26AM
You've gotter pick a pocket or two!
capto Plus
8 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2019 1:14PM
A great Fagin portrait backed up by the other shots.Smile
17 Dec 2019 2:27PM
Great set here John, wonderful!

Dave 🙂
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2019 3:19PM
Great set John, beautiful capture of Fagin. Did you check your pockets ?
Peter Grin
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2019 3:39PM
Your Fagan is fabulous - but those crowds -even I'd give up!
17 Dec 2019 3:59PM
Great Fagan & superb candid crowd images
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2019 7:43PM
and you managed to photograph in that crowd
a blooming medal to you!!
17 Dec 2019 8:05PM
Cheers Lillian 😆👍😉
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
17 Dec 2019 8:10PM
A great lead shot John and I see what you mean about the crowd. Obviously a very popular event.

17 Dec 2019 8:11PM
Super set John. Cathy
17 Dec 2019 11:09PM
A wonderful set John. The lead has a wonderfully authentic feel - clearly he's not Fagin it. WinkWinkWinkWink (I know - but it's late and the brain cell is fading! BlushBlushBlush)
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2019 11:22PM
A lively set preceded by a fabulous Fagin photo.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
18 Dec 2019 5:59AM
fine street photography
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2019 12:38AM
The lead is quite a character John... Well photographed...
Isabel GrinGrin
19 Dec 2019 3:38AM
The lead for me ...great choice to vignette it John , as Yogi Beara uesd to say
" nobody goes there anymore it is too crowded "
Bettef luck next year with the crowds
Cheers Walt

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