Color street fun in 10mm

Up close and personal

Every Greek that has gone to school has at least once in his/her life participated in a school parade and every Greek that has kids, has at least once in his/her life attended a school parade. The following images have been taken with a Sigma 10-20mm lens at 10mm, during the school parade which took place on the 25th of March 2011.


School girls walking towards the street where the parade will take place.


















Proud kid going to attend the parade


The Cane

















Stop mister


Too much noise annoys the little girl



















People meet people after a long time


Getting positions

One of the flags is heading to the starting position after the speech of the mayor.


The bad example

Kids’ Tae-kwon-do team ready to parade


The Shadow Island

















5 euros…

















…and it’s yours


Happy kid!

















Up close and personal

The spectator

















Another smoke

Adult world


































Smiling baloonhead

Parade is over. Relatives are looking for their parading kids…

Where’s your sister?

or enjoying the sun (or the shadow)…

Shadow coffee

or just a walk…


meeting with friends…

The Dalmatian

having a snack…

One for the road

and reluctantly heading for home.

















Change of roles

Though not all of them


















About Stamatis Gr

Graphic designer by profession, photographer by hobby.
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7 Responses to Color street fun in 10mm

  1. Pingback: B/W street fun in 10mm | Streets of Athens

  2. Mary says:

    Can I ask you why you chose the wide angle?
    It is a great series. I love how the wide angle enhanced the sense of action and solemnity in a few scenes, and how it emphasized proportions, moods, contrasts in all of them. My most favoured are 9, 17, 20, 23 and 7.

    • Stamatis Gr says:

      Shooting street with a 10mm wide angle is an awesome experience! It puts you right into the action! All the above shots are totally uncropped. Imagine the distance of my lens in let’s say “Up close and personal”. It’s almost less than 30cm :D
      The funny thing is that with such a wide angle lens all my subjects didn’t even know I was shooting them, they thought I was aiming somewhere ahead of them! This of course applies only in very crowded places and that’s why i chose this lens for this event. I never had so much fun, street shooting a parade! :D

  3. Andreas says:

    great perspectives, these wide angle shots!

  4. anjalampert says:

    Shadow Island – just brilliant! A really, really lovely shot!

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