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GP115 Selkirk Common Riding 2011. The casting of the Colours (and find the cuddly monkey) by Keith Rodgerson

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Taken by
Keith Rodgerson Keith Rodgerson
Explore score
0.74 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 20, 2011
Date taken
Jun 20, 2011

Epic 100


Selkirk Common Riding is a festival which commemorates the return to the town from the Battle of Flodden in 1513, of Fletcher. He was the only one of the townsmen who survived the battle and came home with an English Flag. After the riding of the towns boundaries and the Casting of the Colours in the town Square, the flag is returned to the Provost. This year's standard bearer was Michael Craig. This gigapan is about 300 shots taken on my Canon SX1. I scanned the sky and spire before the ceremony started and then paused on the platform until Standard Bearer Craig was casting the flag. I then continued to the end. Of course there are stitching errors as the crowd just wouldn't stand completely still for long enough!!!!! The weather was dry but sadly the sky wasn't blue with fluffy white clouds this time. More photoshopping needed!! If you register with gigapan, you too can add thumbnail snapshots at the bottom. Try these ones too share.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=25995 and share.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=26053
See video of the casting of the colours at www.youtube.com/watch?v=8En98D57CA0 Will open in a new tab or window the 2011 videos will be added shortly.

Don't forget to find the Cuddly Monkey who always pops up in my Gigapans and likes a good vantage point!!

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