wanting to be seen.
This was my second year joining the crowd in Mayence during the Carnival Monday parade. I love to go there. It is a relaxed and joyful atmosphere and you can get really close to the people, interacting with them. The security is minimal, everybody is just having fun and does not mind a photographer running across the street, diving into the parade, taking images like crazy.
I used only the 45-200 zoom and it did not disappoint. It's fast to focus, light and sharp and the OIS really helps. I filled three memory cards with almost 1000 photos. The set on flickr contains approximately 120 images which I liked most. Many of them are Jpegs right out of the camera, just resized for presentation, some I had to lay hands on, some were developed from RAW.
Come, see and enjoy!