Thursday, July 03, 2008

WHAT IS RAMSEY WEEK?

Ramsey week occurs round about this time each year and is as it says, a week of events and activities dedicated to the town that bears the name of this blog. This year the dates fall from 5th July to 13th July. After the TT this will be my busiest camera time as there will be something different to photograph daily. Obviously I can't attend all events, but I'll certainly snap were cameras are welcome, not overlapping or when I can attend.

The list is subject to change but basically there are events as diverse as Lifeboat Day, vintage photographic exhibitions, coffee mornings, motorbike displays, plays, fetes, Farmer's Markets, Manx Singing competitions, Classic Car rally and much more. Ramsey Rocks is my favourite, a one nightly event of live music along the harbour, a street party. This year we are supposed to be having not only the bands, but belly dancers. Now that in Ramsey is a sight I'd like to see and most definitely photograph!

This week always tends to be a success. I think it's one of those times when the town lets it hair down and the locals show the fun side of themselves. Good news for me is I won't be the only one with a camera so I can mingle inconspicuosly amongst the revellers, looking out for some lively locals to immortalise, virtually in blogland. So ladies, gents and kiddiwinks, be on your best behaviour, smiles at the ready, I want to show the world Ramsey Rocks!

29 comments:

mannanan said...

Belly dancers on the quayside.....Who told you about my part time job......As you quite rightly said Ramsey week is when a great time can be had in this great little town which I am proud to call home. I just love it. Hopefully the rain will stay away especially for Saturday when I'll be busy down the boathouse so if you're there I might get to see you. Keep up the good work....Like the swan piccie. Was it taken in Ramsey harbour by any chance and is one of the swans Nelson?

Ann said...

Look forward to seeing your record of what sounds like a fun time.

Lake Lady said...

Can't wait! Love the swans photo. Amazes me when photographers can show us so much emotion and depth in black and white. I'm old enough to remember when B&W was all we had and COLOR was such a great new thing that's all we wanted to do. I was starting to shoot during the transition time and never appreciated B&W and just don't have the eye. I'm working on it, tho. And my nephew Zach has it! Keep helping the rest of us learn!

Julie said...

The swans are delightful - elegant and romantic. I am in the same bind with B&W as Lake Lady. I admire it tremendously but it sure scares me. Seems so creative.

Lawstude said...

well, as we say in the philippines... happy fiesta ramsey.

Ming the Merciless said...

Cool! I'm sure I'm saying this for everyone and that is we'll be looking forward to your coverage of the event. And photos of the belly dancers, of course.

Anonymous said...

Swansong.

evlahos said...

this is a very beautiful and very emotional capture. well done

Blue said...

Sounds like great fun - will await the photo's with interest - These dayS those belly dancers get every where, they were on the streets of Dreamingpires only the other week!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Looks like the swans are cool. Nice shot. Good text to read as well.

magiceye said...

Have fun and we shall await the fantastic coverage!

Ramsey Raven said...

If I see a belly dancer in Ramsey I will eat my hat! I am from Ramsey and I look forward to your daily photographs.

quinttarantino said...

A great black and white photo of the swans, but I'm waiting to see how you "rock" and let out the good vibes in Ramsey!

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: Great shot of the swans getting to know each other.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I've got the belly's .. all ten of them but I can't dance thank goodness ;o)

WOT! no Scarecrows.. :O)

ken mac said...

how long did you have to wait for that to happen? Nice!

For The People said...

Great post. Great Photo! Have a great weekend!

Clueless in boston said...

Nice picture in B&W of the swans. Looking forward to pictures of Ramsey week.

Hyde DP said...

hope you've got enough memory cards for all the photos next week.

Denise said...

Wow! Looking forward to this!

laxeylass said...
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laxeylass said...

Belly dancers in Ramsey? Very pretty swans.

raf said...

Hey, Boo, somehow I missed noticing that yesterday was also my hundreth post for CDP. :)
Hope you don't mind that today I linked to your X post when using your newly resurrected word, xenodochial. It's a great word to have some fun with.

Another impressive b&w shot from you today. Looking forward to seeing inside the real Ramsey through your lens. Party time usually brings along the best photo ops.

Jackie said...

I'll look forward to this series very much!

The swans are beautiful by the way!

Kris McCracken said...

The swans look very much in love.

Merisi said...

I love that swan image, I truly do!
I saw the Kirov Mariinsky Theatre Ballet perform "Swan Lake" last Sunday, here in Vienna. Your picture evokes beautiful memories! Thank you. :-)

Knoxville Girl said...

Well, B, you totally ROCK, so I'm looking forward to another good series.
The swans are beautiful, but I keep thinking "this is what it looks like...when swans collide."

Dancin' Fool said...

Fabulous picure! I have spent some time photographing swans and it is bloomin' hard to get them at their most graceful moments!

Anak Dokan said...

Perfect moment to capture the swan picture. Very nice. Wish I can learn how to get great photos like yours.

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