I live in a multicultural city with a fairly large population of people from the Indian subcontinent, in particular Punjab, and I always enjoy the fun and hospitality of celebrating the various festivals of their calendar. I am always made to feel at home and my camera is never shunned making working a special pleasure.
The great New Year festival of Vaisakhi in mid-April is a particularly pleasant time to join the street parade and do a little street photography, particularly because of the involvement of the children. This year was no exception and I spent a little time shooting with the X-Pro1 before the procession set off on its journey from gurdwara to gurdwara with the priest bringing blessings to each of them in turn.
Although this is a very colourful and noisy parade, this year I decided that my images captured the moment better in black and white and so I converted a number and you can see the results below:
If you want to view the other images from this year and a previous year please go to this gallery on my web site.