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Harvest Festival Parade

Discussion in 'Canon EOS M Forum' started by MiguelATF, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    The small town where I live, Talent, Oregon, celebrates its farming roots every October with a Harvest Festival, complete with an old fashioned parade down Main Street. They've been doing this for almost half a century now, and it brings geezers, tractors, and toddlers out of the woodwork. It all starts with the local high school band marching along, instruments held high -

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    Marching Band
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    They're followed by an ancient but still functional fire engine -

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    Jackson County Fire District
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    Then the older cars come out. Most driven by people who are not biologically young anymore. With the occasional bevy of more mature ladies who seem momentarily transported back to earlier eras of their own babedom -

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    Cadillac in a parade
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    And everywhere you turn, flags are fluttering -

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    Cadillac with Flags
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    And in our post-modern new-Millenial age of mpg-conscious Hybrid vehicles, it's fun to see gargantuan metal Detroit behemoths who aren't ashamed of their single-digit mpg's -

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    Cadillac with flags
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    And in case unruly photographers get out of hand, certain Parade officials are more than ready to put them in their place -

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    Whoah, Smokey!
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    It's Harvest time in Talent.
     
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  2. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Some classic vehicles there - love the Fire Engine!
     
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  3. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

    873
    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    And believe it or not, it's still on active duty.

     
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  4. Nice, small town parades can be quite fun.
     
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