Faces of America

The goal over the weekend of July 4, 2016 was to improve my street photography. The result was a collection of photographs of people representing the diversity of America.  Some of the photographs are street portraits, others are candid moments. 

Veteran raises the flag before the Veiled Prophet Parade in St. Louis, Missouri 7.2.2016. Sony A7II, 138mm 1/160@f13 ISO 400
Veteran poses for street portrait at the Veiled Prophet Parade in St. Louis, Missouri 7.2.2016. Sony A7II, 122mm 1/160@f13 ISO 400.
Veteran Japanese American poses for street portrait at the Veiled Prophet Parade in St. Louis, Missouri 7.2.2016. Sony A7II, 209mm 1/125@f13 ISO 400.
Train conductor poses for street portrait in front of float at the Veiled Prophet Parade in St. Louis, Missouri 7.2.2016. Sony A7II, 174mm 1/125@f13 ISO 400.
African American woman photographed during an emotional national anthem at the Veiled Prophet Parade in St. Louis, Missouri 7.2.2016. Sony A7II, 78mm 1/90@f19 ISO 1000.
Hispanic American photographed holding flag close to heart during the national anthem at the Veiled Prophet Parade in St. Louis, Missouri 7.2.2016. Sony A7II, 165mm 1/200@f16 ISO 1000.
This man's patriotism shown through his colorful wardrobe at the Veiled Prophet Parade in St. Louis, Missouri 7.2.2016. Sony A7II, 117mm 1/125@f8 ISO 200.
Don't forget the marching bands! This African American baritone player represents the Ferguson school district during the Veiled Prophet Parade in St. Louis, Missouri 7.2.2016. Sony A7II, 78mm 1/90@f19 ISO 1000.
This Indian or Indian American child seemed much more interested in my camera than in the bubbles at the St. Charles street festival 7.4.2016. Sony A7II, 70mm 1/750@f5.6 ISO 1600.
Americans bring their family cultures with them. This presumably Scottish American woman keeps the music of Scotland alive through the bagpipes at the Veiled Prophet Parade in St. Louis, Missouri 7.2.2016. Sony A7II, 210mm 1/200@f6.7 ISO 400.
Three firefighters represent first responders at the Veiled Prophet Parade in St. Louis, Missouri 7.2.2016. Sony A7II, 138mm 1/200@f16 ISO 2000.
These ladies were too good to miss. They literally have patriotism written all over their faces at the Veiled Prophet Parade in St. Louis, Missouri 7.2.2016. Sony A7II, 210mm 1/125@f6.7 ISO 320.
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