December 23, 2012 … to the beat of a different drum

A beautiful summer day on Port Philip Bay.

Along the parks and beaches of St Kilda, everything was happening. In enclosed area,s, concert stages were surrounded by many hundreds of young people dancing to the crashing sound of what passes for music these days.  Cyclists, walkers and runners thronged the many pathways and a few swimmers braved the waters.

Out on the bay, kite surfers were skimming back and forth across area inside the breakwater.  Dozens of the colourful kites made a spectacular sight. Three in a row caught in this first image.Kite surfing on the bay

But what noise is this to my right?

In a tree-shaded park adjacent to the beach was a group of what I can only describe as bongo drummers. The flying hands were a real eye catcher, and I tried to expose so as to get a sharp image, but allow the hands to blur.Drumming group in the park

There was no melody, but lots of rhythm. Shades of the movie “The Visitor” in which people gather in a park to express themselves on drums. There seemed to be no definite coordinating force, but some prominent players.Serious players

They were having a great time. I draw no conclusion from the many empty green bottles in the grass. It was a happy group and the rhythm was compelling. Some members even joined in by dancing in a style that reminded me of “Zorba the Greek”.Invitation to the dance

On this fine longest day of the year, and the day on which the world did not end, the citizens of Melbourne had much to celebrate.

About wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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