Sunday, March 13, 2005

Surreal St. Pat's

© Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News

Riders of the US Marshals Posse of Texas wait in front of a parking garage mural for the beginning of the 2005 Downtown Dallas St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dallas on Sunday, March 13, 2005.

In one frame, this is Dallas. We have high art and symphony, but we also have posses of horse riders running around. And if you look real close there is one guy with bright green hair to make things extra weird.

I thought the green-haired guy would leave the scene after a few minutes, but he kept hanging out with the riders. Then, the parade started to line up, so I had to get the shot before they left the staging area.

I wish the finger of the symphony conductor didn't go tangent with the hat of the nearest rider, but what the heck.

Enough for now,


Bryon Houlgrave said...

Darn green-haireds ;-)

Despite the finger, I really like your use of the rule of thirds. I like how the posse lines up uniform with the conductor's stick.

Marie said...

I love this shot. You are right, it does say 'Dallas'. I didn't even notice the finger until you pointed it out..! Kinda like the crack in our wallpaper that drives me crazy because I see when no one else pays much attention to it at all .