Monday, 2 July 2012

Our World Tuesday - Circus Oz

It really is winter here.  Cold and wet.  We are not talking deep snow and wolves at the door, but I actually worn a hat today!

What better way to spend a winter’s afternoon than a trip to the circus.  Circus Oz is a circus with no animals  - well that’s not really true, all the performers are animals, but one can take pedantry too far!  It just has really talented people.  Think  Cirque du Soleil but without the self conscious seriousness and associated money making machine.
We sat in the semi darkness of the big top and had a great time.  Wonderful performances and hot donuts!  No flash photograph was allowed – but I sneaked a few flash free shots with my compact.  The whole event was about movement and light – and this picture seems to sum this up.  It’s not sharp, but it does have the feel of the whole event to it.
As a side issue, outside the tent are a set of bells on tall towers – the Federation Bells.  As we were waiting to go into the big top they were playing.  Some of the compositions were great – other were (as H put it) “all a bit random!” You can have a better look at the bells here – and you can play them on the web site to see if you can compose something a little less random!
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10 comments:

Arija said...

What a great afternoon out. Do your children now want to become circus performers?
I like the blurry action shot. Nice work.

TexWisGirl said...

i like an animal-free circus. :)

Sylvia K said...

A fun afternoon indeed and I do love an animal-free circus!! Wish there were more of them! Wonderful post for the day, Stewart! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Fun60 said...

You really portrayed movement with that picture but I have to say I loved the bells even more.

Gary said...

Great say out with the family. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Fantastic photos and event ~ I am really glad there are no animals or rather humans are playing the animals ~ Wonderful ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Pat Tillett said...

The bells are very interesting. Nice photo of that. I've always tried to stay as far away from the circus as I can. It's those clowns! They are evil I tell you!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sounds kind of like Cirque du Soleil. A great family event! Hope winter isn't too severe for y'all.

ladyfi said...

Love those bells. Great shot. We only ever go to the circus if there are no animals involved...

eileeninmd said...

The Circus Oz sounds like a great show. I would like to see it. The bells are awesome, Great shots and thanks for sharing your world. Have a wonderful day.