11. Eyecandy: Carnival

Feb-24-2012 | Comments Off

Bird’s Eye: This week marked the start of Lenten penitence, which meant that last week was the occasion for a spate of carnivals world wide. We start with a single photo from the most bizarre and pointless carnival custom you may have ever seen, in that centre of world carnival madness, Warwickshire. Then we go into two In Focus Carnival features (the first is mostly Brazil; the second is mostly not.) Big Picture’s Carnival feature has a few overlaps, but also some glorious different shots. (None of Quebec anywhere, Bonhomme was sad to note.)

* Warwickshire, UK Eyewitness

* Carnival 2012  In Focus

* More From Carnival 2012   In Focus

* Carnival 2012   The Big Picture 



9. Joy and Celebration

Mar-11-2011 | Comments Off

Bird’s Eye: We start at the bottom of the food chain, with a happy mouse. Then a viral video of a baby laughing as his father tears up a sheet of paper; once you watch it, you’ll be forwarding it to all your friends. A happy dancer on the Toronto subway leads into two features on this year’s Brazil Carnival, which also has dancers, and costumes, and a better backdrop than the TTC.

* Happy Mouse Is Happy

* Baby Laughing Hysterically at Ripping Paper (Thanks, SiD)

* Subway Dancing (Thanks, Antonia!)

* Carnival 2011The Big Picture

* Carnival 2011Alan Taylor - In Focus – The Atlantic







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