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Image of the Mayday Maypole Dance taken in the small village of Sturminster Marshall, in east Dorset in the UK. The day was for young school children to show their skills in performing the delicate moves with the ribbons on the Maypole, it was a fantastic day, the weather held, all had fun and the children did superbly. A large crown of village locals oversaw the festivities.
I considered myself very fortunate to be present at this great event as it is the first one I have actually observed first hand apart from those seen on T.V.
Camera used, Olympus E-520 DSLR, ISO100,
Focal length 42.0mm, Shutter 1/320s, 5.6f
Slight HDR using Dynamic Photo HDR.


    HELUAover 4 years ago

    Great, colourful shot! It´s a charming tradition!! x

  • It surely is Helua, thank you for your wonderful compliment my friend xx

    – Clive

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Great colour and shot Clive,they must have been practising for weeks

  • I’d have thought possibly months, for their ages they were fantastic. A wonderful compliment Trudi, thank you xx
    Another beautiful sunny day here…..haha

    – Clive

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    This must have been quite fascinating to watch Clive! Thanks for sharing.

  • It was fasinating to watch Trish, thank you for your great comment my friend xx

    – Clive

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thank you Cee, appreciated

    – Clive

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...over 4 years ago

    A fun and happy capture, wonderful.

  • Thank you so much for your great compliment Looraine, appreciated xx

    – Clive

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 4 years ago

    A beautiful and bright image Clive…!

  • Such a wonderful compliment Sharona, thank you my friend xx

    – Clive

  • Tania1403
    Tania1403over 4 years ago

    Hey Clive great shot, looks like fun!! :-))

  • Thanking you Tania for your great comment my friend, it was a great fun day for all

    – Clive

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 4 years ago

    Excellent colourful capture of a very old tradition.

  • Morning Richard, so appreciate your great compliment my friend… was great to see it first hand as only ever seen it on TV

    – Clive

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 4 years ago

    You have captured this perfectly Clive- great colour and atmosphere-love it!!xx

  • Such a beautiful compliment Pauline, thank you so kindly my good friend…it was such a great day XOX

    – Clive

  • judygal
    judygalover 4 years ago

    Terrific capture of what looked like a lot of fun.. The colours in this shot are fantastic my friend.. Thank you for sharing it with us xx

  • Thank you for your great compliment Judy, and it was a lot of fun x

    – Clive

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