Hint: If you click on the first image below, you can cycle through a pop-up gallery of the article photos.
For additional photos, don't miss the gallery at the bottom of the page. If you were at the parade, you just might see yourself there.
These and more images are in the gallery below, followed by a few technical notes in the comments beneath it.
People stream off the subway before the parade.
The parade passes Dupont Circle, so it's a great place to wait.
Wardrobe choices are always part of the fun on Gay Pride Day.
More wild costumes.
The parade marches up P Street.
A man on a float tosses out beads.
Spectators try to catch trinkets thrown from the floats.
D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.
A big bird on one of the floats.
A fun costume to wear on a swealtering day.
A man on a balcony fires back at soaker gunners.
Soaker gunners aim for a balcony.
Catching trinkets thrown up to a balcony.
Pride always showcase multiple musician's groups.
A player in one of the bands.
Band members march in unison.
One of the many bands.
Where there are musicians and music, there are also dancers.
Pretty in pink.
I can't imagine being under all this and in the sun for four hours or more.
Being shirtless probably made the heat more tolerable.
Being shirtless and in briefs probably made the heat even more tolerable.
It was a sweltering day and the parade went on for hours.
A group on 23rd Street feeding into the parade route.
Many celbrate Pride by seeking to raise awareness of important issues.
Man in pink.
Members of a group of classical musicians.
Another group on a balcony.
Being entertained while getting a "do".
Preening and checking the 'do".
That's all, folks!
Technical notes: I had the camera's image stabilization turned off. I'm new to that feature and thought it might not work so well when most of the subjects were moving. Would like to hear anyone's thoughts or expertise on this.
Camera was set on single point, back button autofocus. With the moving subjects, maybe I should have used continuous autofocus, but again, I'm only used to single point and did not want to experiment in this situation.
A few of the shots have a tiny bit of motion blur when magnified to 100%. The camera is set up for auto ISO, but I opted to adjust the ISO manually.
The camera's color settings were set on "natural. " These images were toned and resized from the in-camera jpeg files.
Great color saturation and photos look great.
Thank you, Tom!