But, You’re Not Gay, Are You? SF Pride 2012

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This gorgeous man was walking arm-in-arm with an attractive lady friend at gay pride 2012.

There were several other women with them, so I asked the entire group if they would pose for a snapshot.

The women were delighted, and quite rambunctious if not inebriated.

After about a dozen shots, I summoned the nerve to ask “the handsome man” for a few more shots by himself.

Only briefly hesitant, he stepped right up to the challenge, his rowdy posse cheering him on.

He put his hat and sunglasses on, but I guess that wasn’t what I was focusing on.

This image is heavily altered. I had almost as much fun manipulating it as when I originally took the photo.

You can see the original unaltered version, and hundreds more like him in my virtual gallery:
Photojimsf’s Pride 2012 SF gallery

 

The 2012 SF gay pride gallery and gift shop will be on view until the end of July 2018.

Here’s a few teaser pics:

Photojimsf’s Pride 2012 SF gallery

The 2012 SF gay pride gallery and gift shop will be on view until the end of July 2018.

 

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Elephant Festival Preview

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Yes indeed I’m starting a huge project about my trip to Surin, Thailand in 2014. I attended the annual Elephant Roundup, taking about 20,000 pictures over the four day festival. Starting with the elephant buffet, over 250 elephants come to town for parades, pageants, historic battle re-enactments, tricks, games, and dancing.

What a feast for the senses, especially the eyes. And sweet, gorgeous people.

The project started with the above video. I shot it just outside the elephant pageant stadium, about an hour after the show. Many of the mahouts (the elephant’s caretaker and master), make extra money selling sugar cane to tourists like me, to feed back to the elephant.

I decided it needed an SEO tune-up, added music, a nice new thumbnail, and a ruthless editing. In the process of looking at the pictures I took that day, I found they had marinated long enough. It’s now time to set them out on the buffet, and pick and choose.

Here’s a sneak peek, the first chapter of my project. Please do enjoy a feast for the eyes, 475 of the best pictures from the Elephant Welcome Parade:

http://store.photojimsf.com/Galleries/Gay-Travel/2014-11-14-Elephant-Welcome

Sawatdee Krup,

Jim