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September 6, 2010 /

Dragon*Con Parade 2010 – Event Photographer in Atlanta

By some stroke of luck I was actually off from work on Saturday! What does this mean (besides a double rainbow - sorry)? Dragon*Con Parade 2010!! Living in Downtown Atlanta has it's perks, like be...
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Dragon*Con Parade 2010
Dragon*Con Parade 2010
Six Flags Guy
Six Flags Guy

By some stroke of luck I was actually off from work on Saturday! What does this mean (besides a double rainbow – sorry)? Dragon*Con Parade 2010!! Living in Downtown Atlanta has it’s perks, like being walking distance from the biggest geekfest in the East.

Predator
Predator
Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley CoDMW2
Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley CoDMW2

Mom was in town, so all of us walked down to Peachtree to watch the annual Dragon*Con Parade on Peachtree! This was total heaven for me with geekiness and nerdiness for miles around us. I knew about 85% of the costumes, though I doubt Betty did, lol!

Adam West Batman - Shark Attack!
Adam West Batman - Shark Attack!

Some of the costumes were very very well done, such as the intricate Predator above down to the specific (and still well made) Adam West TV Batman including attacking shark (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0UJaprpxrk).

Mini-Hero Fist Bump
Mini-Hero Fist Bump
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters

Some of the costumes were just plain fun too! Seeing all of my favorite super heroes brings back plenty of memories of high school and being one of the super nerds at school. Thinking to where I am now in life, being a camera nerd is very similar just trading comic books and video games for cameras, lenses, and flashes.

Blue Screen of Death
Blue Screen of Death

We had a great spot on the corner of Woodruff Park across from the Flatiron Building, right where the parade started! The light was great on this crisp September morning with a light breeze keeping things cool. I brought the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII and the Nikon D700 along with a SB-900 to add a bit of fill flash in the shadows.

Battlestar Galactica Cylon
Battlestar Galactica Cylon
Dragon*Con Parade
Dragon*Con Parade

We had such a great time at the parade, I couldn’t believe I had shot 16 GB of photos and the parade was coming to an end as the Star Wars groups arrived. From the intricate Stormtroopers to Imperial soldiers to Darth Vader himself, nothing quite compares to the Star Wars fans.

Dragon*Con Stormtrooper
Dragon*Con Stormtrooper
Star Wars Mandalorians (Fetts)
Star Wars Mandalorians (Fetts)
Star Wars Imperial Pilots
Star Wars Imperial Pilots

Enjoy a few more fun photos from the Dragon*Con Parade – I had such a good time shooting this morning! Back to your regularly scheduled artsy romantic photos next week!

Halo Master Chief
Halo Master Chief
Dragon*Con Parade Alice
Dragon*Con Parade Alice
Dragon*Con Steampunk Girl
Dragon*Con Steampunk Girl
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[…] of the great photographic opportunities in Atlanta! This year definitely seemed more crowded than last year’s DragonCon Parade, so it was hard to get a great spot to take pictures from without people in front of you checking […]

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