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10 March, 2009

Sydney Mardi Gras 2009 photos and video

Sydney Mardi Gras

Laurent and I were to Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday afternoon, sitting under the the scorching sun (to Don: this means Antony is now very dark.) waiting for the parade to start. Well, we got to the front row.

Before we start the series of the photos, I'd like to show my greatest respect to Don with this very important photo:

An American flag in Sydney Mardi Gras

Sorry, the speed wasn't fast enough.

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SydMardiGars2009_06.jpgOlympic gold medalist diver Matthew Mitcham is the chief of parade of this year's Sydney Mardi Gras.
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Here's a video clip of Mardi Gras 2009 captured from Channel 7's Weekend Sunrise.
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Enjoy!

If you live in Boston, the Boston Pride Parade 2009 will be held on Saturday, June 13 (12noon). From the route map shown on Boston Pride website, it seems to be a big one!

I was really astounded with the long lasting battery of Sony NP-FM500H STAMINA battery (for my Sony Alpha-350 DSLR camera). In the past, I took less photos in Mardi Gras events, and always requires two batteries. This time 1040 photos and many with flash fired... Only used 65% of the power of NP-FM500H. One of the thing about Sony's STAMINA battery is that it indicates the actual percentage of the power left, unlike other camera batteries where only indicated by 3 or 4 bars.

This entry has Lightbox effect enabled. Click on the thumbnails for larger photos.

H.264QuickTime 7The video clip is encoded with state-of-the-art video codec H.264, which delivers stunning quality at remarkably low data rates. QuickTime Player 7 (free) is recommended for watching the video.

Content of the video clip is copyright Seven Network.

related blog entries:
Mardi Gras Parade, 30th anniversary (1 March, 2008)
Mardi Gras Parade 2007 (4 March, 2007)

Posted by Antony on 10 March 2009 11:41 PM | fashion, photos, videos

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