Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

I can only imagine what an unassuming tourist visiting Vancouver would have thought when they turned the corner onto Robson street this past Sunday morning and stumbled upon the staging area for the 2009 Vancouver Pride Parade:

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

There were more DSLR cameras in use along the parade route than I’ve ever seen in one place or event. I figured (as I usually do) that few others would be using a fisheye so that’s what I used for all my shots which actually gave some of them a great perspective on the sheer size and scope of the parade and the thousands of people that lined the streets to watch:

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

Some of the ladies from the Burlesque shoot I did earlier this year had a float too:
Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

I decided to not stick to the sidelines and spent a lot of time running around in the street between floats and performers shooting…everyone in the parade would happily pose anytime I raised up my camera in front of them.

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

Vancouver Pride Parade 2009

You can view my full photo set from the parade on Flickr.

2 Comments

  1. stan says:

    nice shots john. i already miss the place and this year i missed the parade. thanks for adding something special to it. great fish(eye)

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