30-05-06

Let me tell you about the conditions for making photos of this event

 

when you have the aim to let it look as medieval as possible :

  • You have your standing place or your seat for the duration of the procession,
  • you can’t walk around,
  • you are surrounded by people,
  • your focus is small,
  • you have some short intervals that you can put a step forward on the street (if you stand on a place without crush barriers),
  • the sun turns !! (and that’s what I forgot ! I checked the sun during an exploring tour, I thought : good, the sun is behind this row of houses, but then you have to wait until the procession comes and the procession itself takes 1 ½ hour and meanwhile the sun does not stand still, of course !!! )
  • so, you have the sunlight as it is and you can’t change your position towards it
  • even if you search your standing place as good as possible : trees in the background, nice old buildings, a cobble stone street, … : a “zone 30, slow down please” poster or a red mailbox or whatever sneaks into your view, so your picture radius diminishes even more
  • the procession proceeds (of course), so not much time to adjust your camera, to focus, …
  • and also note that the weather was very changing (the brightest sunshine alternated with shadow bringing clouds)

 

Let me tell you, it is a real challenge, it is exciting and it is fun !

Let me also tell you that it delivered some images of knights without a head and horses without feet and that this was not due to a joust.

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29-05-06

Procession of the Holy Blood (Brugge)

 
Beautiful to watch !

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27-05-06

May 25 : The procession of the Holy Blood (Brugge)

 

1750 participants in the procession, 35.000 spectators, 223 photos : it was overwhelming, it exceeded my highest expectations (and I am a person of high expectations) . More later !

 

P.S. The colors in the pedestrian tunnel were a temporary art project of last year.  I dug it up for the photo contest about cities.

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