Saturday, 28 June 2008

Joie de vivre at the maritime festival

I was so busy concentrating on taking a photograph of a ship's figurehead that I almost missed this wonderful young woman. I don't know what her connection is with the maritime festival, other than the sailor suit, nor what the hoola hoops have to do with anything maritime but she was so full of energy and obviously enjoying what she was doing that I had to grab the moment. I stepped back and clicked as fast as I could, before she passed me, and hoped for the best - which actually isn't too bad. I think what makes this photograph is the expression on her face and those absolutely marvellous fifty's style sunglasses and of course the two hoola hoops.