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Royal St. John’s Regatta – Part I

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What would a St. John’s summer be without the Royal St. John’s Regatta?

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The Royal St. John’s Regatta 2015

1508-Regatta004One of my favourite things to photograph in St. John’s is the Royal St. John’s Regatta. It takes place on such a massive scale and in such a uniquely St. John’s way that nothing else really compares to it. Every year, I promise myself that I will spend some time photographing the actual rowers who spend months preparing for the event and I yet have to do that. The crowds are just too compelling. Here are a few photographs from this year’s festivities.

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For gear heads: This was all Tri-X in Rodinal.

Last year’s regatta…

Royal St. John’s Regatta is the oldest running annual sporting event in North America. Some say it has been running since late 18th century, but the earliest documented one dates back to 1816. While races are fun, that’s not why majority of 20-30,000 people who visit the Regatta grounds every year actually go there. It’s about everything else that goes on at the time and about supporting your favourite community groups.

Our girls adore the Regatta and we take them every year. I usually make a few photos. These are from last year’s event and I might develop the film from this year on the weekend…