Town Carnival took place on Saturday and of course, we were
there with the 'Wyenot' cameras. There will be more Carnival
news items following in the general news from Ross on Wednesday
but I know that most people usually cannot wait to see the
photos, so we have run them below - all 4,233 of them!
decided to cover the event photographically in a rather
different way this year. Rather than run the video I shot
of the procession passing by in the street, or pages of
dozens of individual photos, which can never possibly include
everybody, we have covered the whole day with a special
'photomotion' video. The video, which features as many people
as possible, is 12 minutes long, made up almost entirely
of still photographs and starts before the procession, while
the floats were being judged. It goes on to show the procession
through town, followed by scenes at the Rope Walk Carnival
Field and the Ross Lions' Duck Race.
only exception to the still photographs in this film is
the one very short video clip of part of Bo Peep and the
Aston Villa boy as the procession leaves the Ashburton trading
estate. This clip happened by accident rather than design.
With the intention of filming the crowd around the route,
I attached a video camera to Tina's mobility scooter (she
was in the procession as Britannia). Unable to fix the camera
so that it was pointing forward for technical reasons (I
had no bracket), I fixed it pointing backwards. Tina pressed
the 'record' switch as instructed, however I had not considered
the walkers behind with my 'ingenious' fixing method. As
a result, I have about an hour of film of Bo Peep and the
Aston Villa boy, who were walking immediately behind her.
Next year, I shall ask the Fire Brigade if I can mount the
camera on their windscreen.
hope you enjoy this photographic coverage! If your equipment
can take it, watch full screen in 720 resolution (I did
not upload the 1080p render as the file size was too large).
Yes. I know there is a typo in the final credits, which
I did not notice until too late but I am not going to correct
this - there is just too much time involved.