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Monday Photo Inspiration – Eugene Celebration

Every Monday I post a photo that is meant to inspire you, motivate you, cause you to pause and ponder, remind you of your dreams and hopefully entice you to act on whatever your goals may be.  This past weekend was the Eugene Celebration celebrating 150 years of Eugene.  I took the family down to watch the parade on what turned out to be the perfect day.  Lots of sunshine but not too hot.

Eugene Celebration Parade 2012

We can all be a Super Hero to someone.

The Eugene Celebration parade is always quite interesting.  I’ve never witnessed a parade with such an eclectic mix of local business promotions, earthy tree-hugging environmentalism and highly political statements along with the usual cool classic cards, marching bands and candy throwing.  It’s definitely a great place to shoot some photos and a parade to not miss.

Eugene Celebration Parade 2012

Protect Freedom!

We got there a bit late and the streets were already fully lined with people which made it hard for the kids to see.  But at least this year we got to see the start of the parade unlike previous years when we overslept.

Eugene Celebration Parade 2012

Blue Hair

Eugene Celebration Parade 2012

Proud Duck!

For all of these photos I used my Canon 5D Mark II coupled with the Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.  The 70-200 was almost too much zoom however.  I found that it wasn’t as wide as I wanted it to be so instead I concentrated on using the zoom to crop in close and shoot for details.

Eugene Celebration Parade 2012

Oregon Country Fair Parade Entry

It was a fun and interesting parade as it always is.  If you’d like to see more images from the parade make sure and check out my Flickr stream.

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” ~ Maya Angelou

Happy Monday!  May it be a great day for you!

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