Pride Smiles 2019 by phil_howcroft

Pride Smiles 2019

It was Nottingham Pride yesterday. A great street party and event.

My wife and I always plan a visit to Nottingham to coincide with Pride. I normally hang about at the start of the parade looking for strangers while my wife does some retail therapy and then we both follow the parade through the city.

My wife broke her foot 3 weeks ago and we sort of decided our normal routine wasn't practical.

I got bit / stung on Thursday in the record high temperatures and my face swelled up, so I only decided to go to town at the last moment,

I missed the start of the parade, so no strangers shots ( you cannot really do a stranger interview during the parade as it is really noisy and not practical

It rained for most of the walk and rained for the street events too.

I photographed these two ladies last year.. They were selling hand made soya wax melts, to create beautiful aromas.

When I saw them on the stall I introduced myself as the photographer who photographed them last year.. They remembered me (as I'd sent them the pics) and we had a little chat. I asked them for a 2019 pic ans here it is.

I also apologised to Vicky on the right hand side of the frame as last year I failed to recognised her as an actor from the Police Thriller "Line Of Duty",

The lighting was difficult as it was a grey day and they were under a market stall canopy.

I hope you like this street shot.
Good to catch your photos Phil, you & I are out of kilter so I don’t seem to see you often! These are two gorgeous ladies...they look happy to see you again...great portraiture! Fave. Hope face & foot heal soon!
July 28th, 2019  
Another great portrait Phil:)
July 29th, 2019  
A wonderful pair of smiling ladies - you have certainly caught their happy, zest for life , smiley faces ! Hope tour face and your wife's foot heals quickly !
July 29th, 2019  
Love it Phil, and meeting Vicky, Lucky you.
July 29th, 2019  
What a wonderful portrait of these two lovely ladies! How great to see Vicky in the shot! One of my favourites from my all time favourite TV programme!
July 29th, 2019  
Beautiful smile!
July 29th, 2019  
Spied her straight away! Lucky you! Big fan of Line of Duty.
July 29th, 2019  
Lovely capture
July 29th, 2019  
Fav. Should be double fav because you took two wonderful portraits and not one. I think I remember the previous photo. Sorry to hear about your wife's mishap. I hope she will be ok very soon.
July 29th, 2019  
Good looking couple. So sorry for your health issues for you and your wife. I hope you are both on the mend.
July 29th, 2019  
They are beautiful!
July 29th, 2019  
Just had to fav Phil as Vicky is great in Line of Duty. Did you get her autograph?
July 29th, 2019  
I thought she looked familiar. Great shot of the two of them.
July 29th, 2019  
Another lovely portrait
July 29th, 2019  
Two beautiful and photogenic ladies... Lucky you to get one of Vicky McLure although given her attachment to and passion for Nottingham she's bound to cross the path of a patient photographer sooner or later! Fav
July 29th, 2019  
@happypat @fbailey @beryl @gamelee @pamknowler @kwind @777margo @sangwann @allie912 @louannwarren @caddick @peadar @christophercox @lostphojo thanks everybody, really appreciate your kind words and faves and getting this pic onto the PP :)
Here is a link to the 2018 image ....
July 30th, 2019  
That was fortuitous that you found these two again and took such a lovely portrait of them together. I'm afraid I would be no good at recognising anyone since I rarely watch anything at all on television. I do hope you and your wife will be back to full health again soon.
July 31st, 2019  
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