A Bright Shiny Blur

Good Friday Procession, Quito

Michelle asked for a blur today, a perfect opportunity to use this image from the tail end of this afternoon’s Good Friday Procession here in Quito.

According to organizers, some 300,000 lined the streets of the Ecuadorean capital’s historical center to watch the procession’s 54th edition. Several thousand more participated in what is one of the largest and most colorful Roman Catholic Holy Week events in Latin America.

I was experimenting with a handheld long exposure zoom-pan technique I previously tried here and here and spotted this child who was just given a drink. He looked up and I snapped a handful of shots. It’s not perfect, but it was fun. Next time I’ll use a tripod.

I’m piecing together a post for tomorrow on the procession itself, one of the most unique religious events I’ve ever had the privilege to witness. In the meantime, feel free to check out 23 images I filed for Demotix / Corbis.

Image Specs:
ASA 100
35mm
f/20
1/6sec

And for the record, today’s Pic du Jour, the 445th(!) straight, was snapped on 03-April-2015.

 

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  1. lisa says

    What an amazing event; I may never reach the end of all of the photos I took! The images on Demotix are great, but I KNEW you’d have some great ones!

    I look forward to seeing your post, though I suspect I’ll be on the way to Hacienda Guachala for my friend’s wedding.

  2. Stefano Scheda says

    Good pan, Bob!

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