now THAT'S the spirit !

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 25 December 2017 in Miscellaneous.

Toronto's annual Santa Claus parade is one of the biggest and longest running in the world, and usually attracts over half a million people to its November event. This is from the last one I attended, several years ago, and I was laughing (but with sympathy!) at these unhappy kids who were supposed to be smiling and waving at the crowd from their float... instead, they seemed glum and exhausted, wishing to be anywhere but there. I thought they must have started their day very very early to be this wiped out already, and the parade only at the halfway point of its long route. Anyway, a merry merry salute to all of you Am3ers who are celebrating Christmas today. Have a safe and happy one!

Canon EOS REBEL T2i 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 320 135 mm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Makes me smile because it is not really a spirit of holiday and joy to see their faces ;-)) ! I suppose that they are very tired ! poor children !
Merry Christmas ! Joyeux Noel Rick !

25 Dec 2017 7:57am

maurizio from trieste, Italy

Safe and happy to You too dear friend :-)

25 Dec 2017 9:26am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


25 Dec 2017 9:45am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bon cadeau pour les yeux

25 Dec 2017 9:48am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

How sweetly sad. well captured Rick. Greetings to you and yours

25 Dec 2017 11:07am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Smiles . . even though they do seem in short supply there, poor things. Very Best Christmas Wishes to You and Yours, Rick.

25 Dec 2017 11:16am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Merry Christmas !

25 Dec 2017 11:44am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture from this festive parade! Merry Christmas, Rick to you and yours!
May 2018 bring you good health and happiness!

25 Dec 2017 2:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Poor kids! The one little guy is trying to wave still. Merry Christmas!

25 Dec 2017 2:55pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle scène de rue! Très joyeux Noël à toi !

25 Dec 2017 4:43pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, DOF & colors!
Lovely portraits!
Merry ♪ ♫ • * ¨ * •. ¸ ¸ ♥ ¸ ¸. • * ¨ * • ♫ ♪ Christmas ♪ ♫ • * ¨ * •. ¸ ¸ ♥

25 Dec 2017 9:04pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Merry Christmas

25 Dec 2017 10:12pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

The kids aren't happy campers. Great shot !
Merry Christmas !

26 Dec 2017 2:17am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Indeed.. perfect capture of the spirit

26 Dec 2017 6:19pm