We all make mistakes . . . by wordpixman

We all make mistakes . . .

. . . and mine today was going to the Woodbridge Christmas Street Fair, which I visit every year to take a few seasonal photographs and always promise myself "never again" because the narrow street of this lovely little country town is simply unable to cope with large crowds . . . but they still come, and enjoy it.

Today was slightly different as it was blessed with rain, so the crush was slightly less, but instead of getting the pictures I wanted, all I got was wet! Not easily satisfied am I? But I'll go again next year and will no doubt say yet again, "never again."

By the way, this collage was not a mistake but quite deliberate, in spite of previous comments about cramming too much into a small space, but I felt I had to allow myself 12 shots today to show just how crowded it was. Well, that's my excuse anyway! Thanks for looking.
a very fun collage.
December 7th, 2014  
Know what you mean - I only went out to buy dog food and regretted it! Great pictures of the festive bustle though.
December 7th, 2014  
Great fun if you are fairly agile on your legs I would think.......lots of moving out of the way! We should have gone to our street fair today but we had unexpected visitors so couldn't go....feel quite guilty we haven't supported them but you can't say to people we are just going out when they have come miles!
December 7th, 2014  
Your collage shows so well the excitement of the crowds and the season.
December 7th, 2014  
Wonderful collage. I've said I'll never go there again to a function, too, but then still go and complain. LOL
December 7th, 2014  
beautiful collage Arthur
December 7th, 2014  
Lots of things to see in your collage. Caught the bustle and the rainy day well. I like the mans expression at the top as he is looking at the stall. Also the man, cooking I think. Nice collage.
December 7th, 2014  
You have definitely caught the atmosphere of the day!
December 7th, 2014  
Looks like fun.
December 7th, 2014  
Thanks everyone . . . @blueberry1222 @fueast @happypat @eudora @mittens @gerry @jennywren @allie912 @joansmor . . .
But I really mean it now ... Never again!

(Until next time!)
December 7th, 2014  
Looks packed, jammed and crowded. I try to avoid places like this. Nice collage of the insanity.
December 7th, 2014  
Wonderful shots Arthur.
December 7th, 2014  
I think your collage conveys perfectly the atmosphere of this wet event!!!
December 7th, 2014  
A super collage, showing how busy it was
December 7th, 2014  
Interesting collage, lots to see.
December 7th, 2014  
Looks really busy, lovely collage.
December 7th, 2014  
It does look like a madhouse.
December 7th, 2014  
Great collage - lots of interesting detail.
December 7th, 2014  
Oh my goodness, too many people. Great collage depicting the crowds :)
December 7th, 2014  
Yes, far too many people for a small town with such a narrow shopping street running through it with stalls on both sides leaving little room for the seething mass of humanity - but a lot of people enjoy it and many of the stalls raise much-needed money for good causes, so it is probably unkind of me to complain.

Thank you for all your lovely comments, @soboy5 @tonygig @quietpurplehaze @carolmw @jan20 @lhart @mbemis @kiwiflora and @hermann ... I'll probably still go again next year as usual.
December 7th, 2014  
What a fascinating capture of a small town market. Your collage really does it justice
December 7th, 2014  
Looks a bit crazy! I'm not good in crowds so this would have been difficult for me. Nice shot that captures the atmosphere of the event
December 7th, 2014  
It really shows of the crowds in the market. Great collage
December 7th, 2014  
@ceilidh @kelly2 ... Thank you Margaret and Irene.
@pistonbroke ... I don't like crowds either Pete, but the camera gives me confidence and I am able to go straight in without hesitation.
December 7th, 2014  
I feel the claustrophobia!
December 7th, 2014  
Oh, it's such a joy to see these photos today. Such a lively place. I have such a hard time pulling out my camera in a crowd that it is great to have a reminder that it is alright. Great photos!
December 7th, 2014  
Oh my! What a crowd
December 8th, 2014  
Your lovely 12 shot collage shows the crowds off well a great idea.
December 8th, 2014  
Really well captured. Love the collage.
December 8th, 2014  
The collage has worked as you intended Arthur... it certainly looks chaotic!
December 8th, 2014  
Love the way you put these captures together - this is probably how the street festival will look in my hometown on Saturday.
December 8th, 2014  
So much going on! :) What a lovely means of capturing and sharing the fair!
December 8th, 2014  
So many colorful and beautifulthings to look at :)
December 8th, 2014  
Well done!
December 8th, 2014  
Love the collage which illustrates superbly the idea of a bustling Christmas Market
December 8th, 2014  
Really nice collage!
December 8th, 2014  
@mrslaloggie @keeshii @swilde @vignouse @linnypinny @voiceprintz @joemuli @nanalisarocks @helly31 @gabrielp . . . Thank you everybody. I'm not sure my snapshots deserve such applause but I accept your kind comments gladly as a reward for getting right in there and managing to shoot my way out! Crowds are not very high on my list of likes and I do find them claustrophobic, but a little more bearable when I have a camera in my hands, so thanks very much for your kind words.
December 8th, 2014  
Bev
Nice set of shots. It looks like it's a very popular place.
December 9th, 2014  
Very nice!
December 9th, 2014  
I like the collage and the way it conveys the busyness and crowdedness of the event. Fav for me.
December 10th, 2014  
The busy collage fits the feelings you had at the busy fair with all the busy people milling about!
December 10th, 2014  
Fantastic collage of all that goes on in the market
December 14th, 2014  
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