I have to agree there’s always something to coming [or going home] that is moving and emotional. I used to feel this when I used to make the nearly 9000 mile trip home to India every year for vacation or to accompany my mother on her trip to/from the States. The best parts would be the early morning [2 am] snack at home, and the nearly 3 to 4 day resting [and pampering] period to overcome jet lag. Well, I could go on and on about my personal joys of going home…but I would digress.
So, I wanted to capture some of the joys and celebrations of homecoming for alumni and others in a university, and took the opportunity to walk around campus, witness the homecoming parade, and take pictures of interesting people I met at the homecoming event. I also got the chance to try out my new camera [a fuji x100], and complete my daily walking and exercising quota – a double bonus! Here are some pictures I took from the event.
What’s homecoming without a little parade spirit and the big bands? This one brass player was intensely looking at me when I snapped this picture. I also loved the shadows in the harsh sun.
I tried a bit of shooting from the hip, so to speak, and took a quick picture of this pro newswoman – I think she liked my camera.
Students from the ROTC added a touch of patriotic feeling in the parade.
What would the devil take a picture of with a camera [and a DSLR at that]?
Football fans take note – we’re the land of Don Haskins and the Sun Bowl.
Look ma, I can fly!
Can I get that hairdo at Supercuts…hmmm…mental note to ask next time…
Notwithstanding the face paints…
Talk about symmetry and balance in a photograph…and these twins show up in my frame…
World champion bull rider was in attendance.
Now, that’s what I call an engineer’s cheer…
Here are two more interesting and colorful shots on a hot, sunny day.
All in all, a wonderful experience for me. I felt at peace…I was home.