Once a year, the spirit of Mardi Gras comes alive in Long Beach, California, in the form of the Bayou Festival. It’s two days of wonderful music and food, and even parades. Colorful beads are everywhere, and I photographed these at one of the vendor stalls. (Olympus E-300 & Zuiko 14-45mm zoom at 45mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec., handheld)

Top 10 in “Mardi Gras” challenge in Peace, Love & Tranquility group (February 2012)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 2 years ago

    Pretty colors Celeste….Nice close up……

  • Thank you very much, Thomas! This one is just for fun, not serious photographic art. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Mererand
    Mererandover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work,Celeste! Great colors….

  • Thanks very much, Paul!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 2 years ago

    Fab colors, Celeste….seems like Long Beach is a pretty active place..always something going on!

  • Thank you, Katherine! When I first moved to Long Beach, I was amazed at how many events go on here. For example, today is Second Saturday Art Walk — they close down one block in the East Village Arts District for artists and crafters to show and sell. At the other end of town today is a bulldog beauty contest (I kid you not).

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 2 years ago

    Oooh the sparkle . . . .you’ve captured the light so beautifully . . .x

  • Thank you so much, Teresa!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsover 2 years ago

    Great sparking beads!!!!!! Love the colors!!!!!

  • Thanks, Eby! These colors are fun, I agree.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Innpictime
    Innpictimeover 2 years ago

    What a lovely idea and so well-composed.

  • I’m attracted to detail shots of shiny things. :) Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • ©Marcelle Raphael / Southern Belle Studios
    ©Marcelle Raph...over 2 years ago

    Challenge: Mardi Gras

  • Thanks very much – pretty banner!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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