This photo was taken during the winter celebration call Fasnet (Fastnacht) in southern Germany just south of Tuttlingen. The festival is a wonderful night of bonfires, music, and dancing. It’s aim is to ward of the bad spirits and usher in the Spring. Like other carnival traditions, this one is an amazing time including a marching band, wonderful crowds, everyone wearing bedclothes with long stocking caps. On this evening, the key to the city was given to the group who banished the witches and demons.
Photographer: Thomas Solet (Lawrenceville, USA)
I’m an engineer working in medical systems, specifically, medical imaging and endoscopy. I’ve been shooting film since 1988 on a Pentax K1000 and Minolta X-700. I’ve enjoyed digital photography with a point-and-shoot for some time and took the plunge into DSLR with a Canon XSi two years ago. I hope to improve and continue to find photography as a creative outlet for writing and otherwise.