Event Photography: Over the RAINBOW?! Seattle Pride 2010

Given the barely unrainy day…we almost didn’t need the excess in rainbows via our most fabulous of parades to see said rainbow, here in our very own Emerald City…but alas, the skies held their drops, and we had a lovely few hours of temperate temps, and twirling dispays of rainbows, and yes, Oz references…it took me a bit to get it…lol…

Every year presents a bit of a different twist along with several familiar faces…See the last few years here – 2008 – Seattle comes out & 2009 – Seattle Says I Do!, parade blogs…

This year – along with nods to our Gay “Emerald City” we so fabulously are, we got loads of corporate and political promotion… Not the least to mention the obvious push for recognizing that Love is Love…gay marriage is a right, and some of the most gorgeous kids look really cool in rainbow boas… And well, of course, that a gay man clearly wins the make-up award – I mean seriously, why do they do it better?!!??! It’s all garish and gorgeous. I mean I put on something slightly more than neutral and I look like a whore, and they look like miss america – sigh…

So, with out further ado, here’s to glowing white skin(because we had no sun in June) and spray tans galore(because – well the same reasons!) – the gloriousness that was Seattle’s Pride Parade 2010…

Preview - Pride 2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Pride 2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Pride 2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Pride 2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Pride 2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Pride 2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Pride 2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Pride  2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Pride 2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Pride  2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Pride 2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Preview - Pride 2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Pride 2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Pride 2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Preview - Pride 2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Pride  2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Pride 2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Pride 2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Pride 2010 by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Maybe I’ll hire an assistant next year, to hold my cameras so I don’t get so tired and can go take pix of the madness at the Seattle Center next year?!?!

The full set –
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Slideshow – http://www.flickr.com/photos/emswazzu/sets/72157624252634167/show/

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5 Responses to Event Photography: Over the RAINBOW?! Seattle Pride 2010

  1. Pingback: New Blog! Pride 2010 « Photography by Elisa Sherman | Live Concerts & Events | shooting live music in seattle

  2. cheryl says:

    Elisa! These are beautiful! I remember loving your images from another parade, a couple of years ago, but this year – wow! You really got it!

  3. thanks cheryl – this is the 3rd Pride I have shot here in seattle – and I think one thing that really bumped it up was using the beast that was the 70-200 2.8…the images it renders are at a different level…so it’s a beast – but an effective one – combined w/me kind of knowing what I want to shoot at this event now – I think I was able to definitely get some cool stuff…one thing that is sometimes disconcerting is not quite knowing what to expect coming down the way…

    What is great, is getting emails from folks in the shots, thanking me for making them look so great…specifically I got one of those from the guy walking down the street in the pink crop, and short shorts…

  4. cheryl says:

    It’s not the lens, it’s YOU!

    Okay, yeah the lens made a really nice difference – but the main difference is in your timing and your eye. Definitely!

    And I don’t doubt that guy loved that image – it’s hot!

    • elisa says:

      ha yes, I do believe it – especially as you know, when you have some experience with a particular event or people – the redundancy breeds a finer eye, especially…

      But, when processing these, in the finer points of color, contrast and sharpness – there is a bit that goes to the equipment – I will not lie – there is also a bit of experience in the post processing that adds to it…none of this dimishes what happens behind the view finder, to me – but it definitely enhanced it:)