Medieval street music by vikdaddy

Medieval street music

I popped into the city centre today like I do most Saturday afternoons. It had been pouring with rain all morning, and continued relentlessly into the afternoon. For the Bank Holiday weekend the Nottingham City Council has put on some musical events for City Pulse, "Nottingham's favourite family party". It's a pity the rain had paid a lengthy visit today, as last weekend would have been perfect.

One of the shows was a strange medieval medley of music and street performance, so I took the opportunity to take a few snaps of the main man in his mask and costume.

I only took a few photos because the show was nearing its conclusion. Some of the other pictures turned out quite blurry because he was moving around so quickly, but I think this pose is quite interesting as he is looking in my direction and you can see his movement.

Unexpectedly, today was my first foray into street photography during this project. I really admire photographers who can go into cities and find interesting subject matter from everyday urbanity. I also love great photojournalism that captures a moment and tells a story in municipal surroundings. However, I came across today's topic by luck, but I wouldn't have caught it if I didn't have my Canon S90 with me. I never leave home without it!

Canon S90, f/2, 1/400, ISO-400
i like the movement of the costume. love street shot like this!
May 29th, 2010  
He looks pretty scary. It's good to see another UK photographer on here - there are some, but not many, and mostly from London (it seems).
May 29th, 2010  
I agree, the movement of the costume is captured very nicely. Great shot.
May 30th, 2010  
Great capture! I love the mask and the movement of the costume.
May 30th, 2010  
Wow! When I first looked at this I thought it was a strange statue! Nevertheless, I like it! :-D
May 30th, 2010  
wow, that is a crazy costume. Nice capture.
May 30th, 2010  
Awesome !!
May 30th, 2010  
nice capture!
June 28th, 2010  
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