Once again, I found myself with only my little point & shoot, when I really needed an SLR with a long lens… Well, at least it captured some of the big-tent atmosphere that spoke to the kids imaginations!

This was under the big-tent of “Happy’s Circus” performing in Milton Keynes, UK

[Casio Exilim EX-S10 f:2.8, 1/15, ISO-400]

My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

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  • BCImages
    BCImagesabout 5 years ago

    excellent work

  • Many thanks Steve :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputabout 5 years ago

    Very Cool Shot George!

  • Many thanks Nathalie – I’m tidying up some loose ends :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneabout 5 years ago

    I love the circus! This is a great capture really picking up the mood and feel of really being there. Neat shot George :)

  • Thank you – There is something very awe inspiring about a big tent circus. Always loved them as a kid. :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballabout 5 years ago

    very cool image George!

  • Many thanks John – It took a few duff shots to get the light right with that little camera!

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...about 5 years ago

    good capture gotta love that little baby! :)

  • I do! Inseparable :-))) Many thanks

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Dean Mullin
    Dean Mullinabout 5 years ago

    Really…!?! Milton Keynes George lol!

  • That’s where it’s at, baby! :^}

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetabout 5 years ago

    Great atmosphere shot, George! The little point-and-shoot can still capture the magic!

  • It does! surprisingly well… Many thanks Johanne :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersabout 5 years ago

    This is wonderful George! Terrific lighting and atmosphere…I’ve never been to the circus, but I’d love to go!

  • How did that happen? I have never come across someone before that has never been to the circus! You absolutely need to go. Many thanks Ursula :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 5 years ago

    A most interesting photo, so much going on. Came up well.

  • Thanks Kala, I was in too minds about adding it to the group… :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Appel
    Appelabout 5 years ago

    Definitely captured all the excitement and action!! Great shot!

  • It was quite tricky – she wouldn’t stand still!!! LOL Thanks Ann :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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