Friday, October 21, 2016

Pune Oktoberfest 2016

It is the third week of October and the Oktoberfest is over in Pune.  It is one opportunity where I get to click some good candid pictures, like this one - a special kiss: 


Or the one of this couple who were totally engrossed by the music belted out by the live band.


I tried to click this child enjoying a ride, but the parents spotted me and was quick with an appropriate smile. 


Conducted by the IGCC (Indo German Chamber of Commerce-Pune) it is held every year at the Pune Race Course premises.
Youngsters and the not the so young come for a swig and  to shake a leg: 




Some like to pose with the band while others are real quick in posing when they see that my camera is pointed at them (taking selfies has made them an expert in this field) 



In this video you can see how this guy below (in red tee shirt) got himself into this funny pose.  



Did make a few videos and uploaded them on You Tube, while some are on the FB site of Pune Oktoberfest.

If you are patient enough, you can get some profile pictures with a good dark background.



Space is the main constraint especially when it comes to dancing, and trying to capture some action in that crowd is not easy. 


Apart from the beer, there was a constant flow of some  good German food.






Earlier during the day, there was the horse race with some of the sponsors keen to see their horses win. 



At this enclosure, I saw this bell, probably hanging there from the British era. It may not be in use now, but I like the shine on it. 


Also saw this photographer catching a few winks while taking care of his gear too. 



Got some more footage of the dance and the band in action. Will link those videos here later, once I compile them. 









16 comments:

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

It looks like all had fun in Pune! Everyone is becoming pros with the selfies! Like the napping photographer 😀

jo(e) said...

That looks like fun!

Darshana Bhatia said...

Like the part where you say they become pros at spotting cameras thanks to selfies :-D

DUTA said...

Very enjoyable photos and videos!Bravo for a nice coverage of the Pune Octoberfest! I particularly liked the band and the dances.

joeh said...

Lots of swigging and leg shaking! Good times.

Liz A. said...

Looks like a fun day.

Arti said...

Lovely captures, looks like a fun filled event!

Antonina said...

Nice cheerful photo. Great to see Oktoberfest being celebrated in India.

A Cuban In London said...

Fantastic photos and great event. Thanks.

Greetings from London.

Amelia said...

Hi Haddock, thanks for sharing your Octoberfest fun, look like everyone is having a good time. Nice picture and video.

Have a great week ahead,regards.
Amelia

George said...

You got some marvelous pictures -- and video -- sos the festival. It looks like a fun festival to attend. Thanks for sharing.

Sandee said...

I love those kinds of fests. Such great fun and great music too. Oh and then there is the food.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

DMS said...

This looks like a ton of fun! Great pictures! I loved getting a glimpse of the festivities. :)
~Jess

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Quite a fun... nice captures...

Lowcarb team member said...

It does look a fun occasion.
Many thanks for sharing all your photo's and videos!

All the best Jan

Lisa said...

Looks like a lot of fun! We have October fest here too. Such a fun month. Great photos!
Lisa