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How was it POSSIBLE?
  How was it POSSIBLE?
How was it POSSIBLE?

Shooting the Fancy Brigades (One of the Mummers' competitions in Philadelphia on New Year's Day)finale competition, we sat on the floor, directly in front of the audience, which occupied chairs and bleachers.

The show, with all its color and constant blaring, music, came within inches of our cameras and the Mummers played to us.
This photo was taken at 6:47 p.m., halfway through the show. Probably the boy had been outdoors reveling in the fresh, cold air, watching the parade for most of the long day with his friends and family.
Though the blaring music was deafening, and the room seemed to writhe under our poor, old butts, this little boy (two rows behind us), who had been bright-eyed at 5 p.m., missed most of the evening fun!
I twisted my upper torso around to capture audience shots. For this one, The 70-200 F2.8 lens was on the 5D,M3. (F5.6, 1/200s, ISO:6400, @70mm)

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Who knew he'd be fast asleep before the clock struck 7 pm?

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Michelle Alton
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    The same boy, just before the show began:

1/7/2013 2:23:48 AM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Kids can sleep through anything when they get tired..usually that's a good thing. LOL

1/7/2013 2:42:08 AM

Tiia Vissak
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a cute image!

1/7/2013 2:42:44 AM

Gord MacEachern
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Both wonderful shots Michelle, they have to recharge their batteries when they can, lol..

1/7/2013 3:15:38 AM

Colette M. Metcalf
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Both are adorable!!

1/7/2013 3:26:18 AM

Antonio Amen
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Very good portrait.

1/7/2013 4:34:12 AM

Agnes Fegan
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Wonderful candid capture ... Peaceful sleep !

1/7/2013 4:36:00 AM

Monnie Ryan
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Well done - he's out like a light (which I'll take over cranky and whiny like they usually get when they're overtired!

1/7/2013 6:45:16 AM

Mary Beth Aiello
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What a precious moment, or should I say moments, Michelle. A wonderful capture.

1/7/2013 7:36:48 AM

Laura E. Swan
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He was a trooper! I bet you are right, Michelle. That was likely one very long day for him. I used to work in a mall for a time and I always felt sorry for the cranky crying kids. It was nap time and they should have been at home sleeping but busy moms and dads do what they have to do so the kids get dragged along!

This would have been a major (very exciting) event for this family?!!!!

Great reporting!
-Laura :D

1/7/2013 9:54:04 AM

J Vissak
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Well seen and presented! Very cute.

1/7/2013 11:29:33 AM

John Connolly
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I wish I could sleep like that Michelle! A wonderful story and capture!

1/7/2013 11:55:36 AM

Mike Clime
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What a cute capture and nice treatment! Wish I could sleep like that.

1/7/2013 11:57:18 AM

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Fantastic capture.

1/7/2013 12:19:19 PM

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Excellent capture and presentation!!

As one who slept through a performance of Stomp I understand perfectly.:)

1/7/2013 1:03:42 PM

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COol catch, Michelle!

1/7/2013 5:11:19 PM

Carol L. Fowler
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Some people can sleep through anything! Wonderful candid shot

1/7/2013 6:16:00 PM

Evy Johansen
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Wonderful capture, Michelle!!

1/7/2013 7:29:05 PM

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Both are adorable captures Michelle!!! Wish I could do that :)

1/7/2013 9:06:10 PM

Robert K. Bemus
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Great captures both, Michelle!! Guess he'd had enough for one day...

1/7/2013 10:14:14 PM

Stefania Barbier
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cars have that soothing effect on kids... :0) lovely capture!

1/8/2013 1:22:35 AM

Jack Gaskin
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Wonderful candid catch!!!! Would make a deal w/the Devil to be able to sleep that well.

Did the trip in 20 straight hours longest stop was for a hot breakfast in SC ( NO GRITS ).


1/8/2013 9:49:17 AM

David K. Hurt
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Lovely candid capture

1/8/2013 11:40:59 AM

Terry Cervi
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What a sweet shot of this young man! He's having a good nap!

1/8/2013 1:30:36 PM

Craig D. Minton
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Great candid, Michelle! I can relate. Found myself napping through a very loud NFL game recently. But then again, it was a Charger game. To your question, no Topaz. Just brought down the vibrance and saturation in Lightroom.

1/8/2013 6:00:29 PM

Thomas E. Hinds
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Such a cute image!

1/9/2013 5:18:38 PM

Rona L. Schwarz
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Terrific candid shot of this young man, Michelle! And I love your processing!

1/9/2013 8:43:25 PM

Heather Loewenhardt
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I love the pure innocence of this image as well as your processing.

1/10/2013 12:35:59 AM

Lindley Johnson
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I love how kids can fall asleep most anywhere when they're tired. Great tones and POV in this image, Michelle.

1/12/2013 2:34:58 PM

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Love them both. Way cute Michelle.

1/13/2013 12:03:10 PM

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