Everyone Loves A Parade

Every August the city of Santa Barbara hosts Old Spanish Days, a week long cultural event. Also referred to as Fiesta, one of the highlights is a fantastic equestrian parade. This was my second year to photograph the parade and I got so many great photographs I decided to do a photo essay.

I really like this particular parade. It does everything a parade should do – it’s colorful, it unites the community, it’s cultural, and everyone smiles at you. What’s not to like about a parade?

Fiesta 2011-2012 ©pennysadler

Fiesta Parade

Fiesta Santa Barbara ©pennysadler

Read more about Santa Barbara and be sure to check out my other images from Fiesta in the weekly photo challenge posts, Wrong, Fleeting Moments, Growth and Movement.

Fiesta Santa Barbara ©pennysadler

Past presidents of Fiesta

Camarillo white ponies



detail of bridle

For information on Fiesta go to Old Spanish Days – Fiesta.
Fiesta 2103 is July 31 – August 4.
I know you want to go now.

All materials ©pennysadler 2012

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3 thoughts on “Everyone Loves A Parade

  1. Yes, I agree, the 70-200 is a great lens. Your pictures shine. I especially love the white horse with rider in red, partly because of the rim lighting and shallow dof. Plus, I’ve always had a thing for horses. In our local parades here in Hawaii, I gravitate to the pa’u (horse) riders—the queens and princesses who wear the satin pa’u robes, each one the official color of their island (Oahu: gold, etc.).

  2. Pingback: Postcard: Old Spanish Days, Santa Barbara | Adventures of a Carry-on

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