We just had our annual St. Patrick’s Day parade here in Springfield, Missouri. I usually take a lot of pictures of the parade –it’s a great time for street photography– and this year decided to share all the best vehicles.
In the Midwest, driving a car, tractor, float, or any other kind of vehicle in a parade is a right of passage. When I was a teenager we lived in a village of about 500 people and every year they would have an Indpendence Day parade. My next door neighbor, a 10-year-old girl, loved driving her riding mower in the parade. It was a tradition. Most of the vehicles are a little better than that.
Green County Sheriff’s deputies on horseback
Greene County deputy on horseback, this one in black & white.
A cart vendor pulls her wares. The poop emoji hat is a real sign of the times.
This El Camino (a 69?) was probably my favorite car of the day.
This is more like traditional parade fare.
I don’t even know what’s going on with this one.
A Jurassic Park ranger. It was playing the theme song and I kept humming it for the rest of the day.
When I got home I immediately went to GiggleBoxes.org; they send boxes of stuff to children in hospital.
I edited this so you could only barely make out the driver. I thought he looked menacing that way.
The Shriners play a big part in our town, doing great work for children.
The Shriner in a little car –another American parade classic– giving my two-year-old a piece of candy.
These guys put on a pretty good show. I think I would been happy with just that.
If Guy Fieri was a car.
All of these photos were shot with a Canon 6D and 24-105mm L lens and edited in Lightroom using the VSCOfilm Agfa Vista 100 preset as a starting point or the Like a Look M monochrom preset as a starting point.