Memorial Day, blazing sunshine and the crowds hit Coney Island in a big splash of brilliant, super saturated colours.
No place to hide and, after that long heavy winter, why would you even want to.
Looks like a lot of fun.
Yes Daniel, a lot of fun with more to come. Thank you!
Cultures also express their diversity in a symphony of colours.
Yes indeed Marcelo, where would we be without it!
A great trip enjoyed from the comfort of sitting behind my screen. Thank you Patti. May your roving eye continue giving so many of us those delights.
That’s so sweet of you to say, thank you Gerard. As for the roving eye, plenty more to come – this was the first 5-10 minutes out there after getting off the train. Aren’t you lucky!
Enjoying working my way through your colourful memories!
What great images Patti 🙂 The colors are really intense and I liked the way you described them “no place to hide”.
Thank you so much Joe! I kept checking the camera settings, sort of, because the light was so intense etc and then I thought what the heck, just have fun, go with it. These are unedited, sooc, because I am so lazy, tired and mugged out by the warm weather. Isn’t it great! (The weather I mean!)
Usually when I say what the heck I have more fun taking images also. The weather is awesome Patti 🙂
capturing the breath of life (specially with the first one, the best of the series)
She absolutely stopped me in my tracks and I was so thrilled to get her, as indeed I am to hear your opinion. Thank you Fernan!
Looker is my favourite!
All the jobs they never told us about in Career’s Guidance at school!
Fascinating glimpses of life at this well known location. Great shots, Patti.
Thank you Lignum. It’s such a fascinating place, some of the same people from one year to the next but always always overwhelming. In a good way!
Coney Island seems to be the place for people watching. So many characters!
A never-ending stream, thank you Julie!
You have captured the color and atmosphere of Coney Island very well Patti……thanks!
I think it captured me!
Thank you Burgess!
Fine set, Patti and in colour..
Yes Harrie, technicolour!
and thank you!
Thank you so much Gil!
People watching! You never fail to capture the best and brightest specimens from your locale!
Never a dull moment out there Margie, thank you!
Fantastic set, Patti! Love the text in every shot, linking them all together.
So pleased to know you read the text/hints, thank you Richard! Once again this is my laziness at work, or time running out because I have to do something else, otherwise rationalised as not wanting too many words to get in the way.
Last time there about 58 years ago. There was a toss the softball into the basket booth and the spring to make it bounce out and lose was stuck and my younger cousin got the 6 foot teddy bear. Boy was the owner of the booth seething mad.
Nothing like a mad stall owner in the business of selling fun!
Fantastic. I look at all the people in your photos and think how different somehow is East Coast to West Coast looks/feel…maybe I need another cup of coffee this morning. But, also, I can’t help but think how fantastic they, and you, must feel out there in that sun after the winter you had.
I’m not sure what might be better, a stimulant or a sedative!
I’ll take a look again tonight after a glass of wine and see what I think.
Cheers Angeline, looking forward to your verdict, in vino veritas!
fun series – you should come out for the mermaid parade & some cold ones after in The Freak Bar !!
Will try and get there Pat even if it means hiding out in the cool of the Freak Bar!
I have only heard about Coney Island, now I have seen it too. Great series, especially like the smile in the first one.
Thank you Bente, so much to see out on Coney!
wonderful! I love your work Patti – and that opening shot was the best – but they all give such a feel for the people and energy there. 🙂
That’s very kind of you, thank you Prior!
Cougar woman wins for your title! 😀
Thank you Paula, she reminded me of Eartha Kitt!
Thank you Derrick!
What a welcome sight after the horrible winter when it seemed as if the warm days would never come back.
The sun comes out and everyone comes out to play!
thank you for your colorful report! The first image is a fine intro…
Happy Memorial Day! https://www.flickr.com/photos/frizztext/8969371114/
Perhaps sometimes nationalism is risky…
Fabulous images! What a great people watching place!
Great captures as always Patti. You were in the thick of it all!
Such great diversity so brilliantly captured Patti. You manage always to tell a great story through your work.
It’s fun to…Looka looka looka, with you! 🙂
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