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Mayday Drummer

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 3 May 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

A big part of the Glastonbury Mayday celebrations was the music and dancing, this is one of the many drummers. Being a very spiritual place there were all sorts on people of different nationalities gathered round the square and a great majority of local people in pagan costume.

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Canon EOS 500D 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 100 44 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Excellent and great selective colour, it works really well

3 May 2013 6:36am

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

Lots of interesting elements. I like what you have done with the colour :)

3 May 2013 6:52am

Fraeulein Julie from überall, Germany

funny scene. people have some fun.

3 May 2013 7:26am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A very imposing pagan figure in the foreground - especially with your selective colour.

3 May 2013 7:41am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb selectiv color !

3 May 2013 7:49am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Une superbe désaturation! et une très belle lumière!!

3 May 2013 7:51am

Helys from Paris, France

Beautiful street portrait
Great selected colors, angle, DOF, details, lighting

3 May 2013 8:28am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Une belle scène de rue ! Bonne journée

3 May 2013 8:53am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Painstaking and patient masking - well done.

3 May 2013 9:24am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

What do all of the green strips represent?

3 May 2013 9:31am

@Julie L. Brown: I think it's supposed to represent the trees and the forest

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Love the selective colouring, looks fun

3 May 2013 10:05am

Devi from Chennai, India

Love the tree-man...He adds a lot of charm to this brilliant shot Doug!!

3 May 2013 10:16am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nicely selected portrait of the Horned One Doug :)

3 May 2013 10:26am

Kate from United Kingdom

I love the selective colouring, perfect for this shot.

3 May 2013 10:29am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Hey, you got a close-up of the Jolly Green Giant I liked out of the group from yesterday. :-)) Great use of selective coloring, Doug!

3 May 2013 10:37am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

A scary looking guy, looks like a robin of the hood type character

3 May 2013 10:55am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Excellent street shot with very well used processing. I hope the petition receives an overwhelming amount of signatures and this situation is corrected there, Doug.

3 May 2013 12:30pm

@Rick: Thanks Rick, unfortunately these things have a habit of being made into law before we know what's happening

Carol from Leamington, Canada

A beautiful costume and that drum is pretty cool. Great processing Doug, and you've really captured the spirit of Mayday... excellent!

3 May 2013 12:35pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Great use of selective color. ;D

3 May 2013 2:10pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Great colorful shot, Doug - and such splendid light ...... thanks for sharing Monika

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3 May 2013 2:17pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

I like the lighting on the drum. Fine shot.

3 May 2013 2:44pm

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, Loire Atlantique, France

Ah! le géant vert!!!!!!!

3 May 2013 3:20pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nicely selected.......

3 May 2013 4:12pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful! the tree-man! Nice shot Doug! Best regards, Adela

3 May 2013 4:31pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Wonderful capture - love the light and color.

3 May 2013 5:07pm

franz from Baden, Austria

love the use and disuse of colour in this merry image !!!

3 May 2013 7:50pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Great, Great composition Doug A perfect catch and I, too, love the colour vs B&W idea here.....yours truly is on the mend here, stiches in half circles above each brow and another set on each upper eyelid. I would surely scare the living bejeebers out of Dracula....gaining some strength just a bit but still don't want to drive, bloody Pennsylvania drivers already are dangerous enough! Cheers..later man!

3 May 2013 8:43pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Love the colour popping, worked very well.

3 May 2013 8:51pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Magnifique désaturation.

3 May 2013 9:46pm

Regina G. Santaella from Cancún, Mexico

What you did with the colours is extraordinary. I love the atmosphere in this shot.

3 May 2013 10:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love his costume! So many colors and the antlers on his head! Fantastic use of selective color! I remember as a child we celebrated May Day at school but I don't see it done much anymore here. I think it would be fun!

3 May 2013 11:08pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Cool photo ... great color and portrait of the festivities!

4 May 2013 12:16am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific!! fine selective color

4 May 2013 2:40am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a cool costume on this fellow! Nice processing.

4 May 2013 5:55pm

L'angevine from Angers, France


4 May 2013 6:24pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Super colour selection

4 May 2013 8:51pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

cool selective colour

7 May 2013 11:35am

Canon EOS 500D
1/500 second
ISO 100
44 mm