The pic essay was made in the US coastal community of Half Moon Bay, just south of San Francisco, California. It is a small community Independence Day Parade chockers with local enthusiasm and involvement. Traditional small town parades such as this are becoming rarer in the US as community values and finances change.
Below I’ve posted another couple of images from the large essay which may now be found here and here .
Just south of the San Francisco metropolis, Half Moon Bay is a pretty satellite community based around agriculture and fishing. The main street – Main Street (surprisingly) – comes alive on July 4 with a colourful traditional local parade. All can join in the fun …
Parades of this type are becoming rarer as community and family values fade over time.
Tonight (July 5th) I will be attending the big presentation of awards evening at “The Kellicutt International Photo Show”. Fellow judges and photographers Scott Atkinson, Oliver Klink and myself have now selected the winners and place getters from the forty five hanging in the exhibition which were whittled down from the initial circa twelve hundred entries from around the planet. The prize winning works are a diverse selection from all forms of photography including portrait, landscape, wildlife and photojournalism. More about the winners later … ! I’m also deeply appreciative of the invitation and hospitality provided by the photo show organisers Jeff and Kirsten Klagenberg … Thanks Guys!