'Graduation Hat Toss'

Graduation Hat Toss

[© Copyright] 4 Mar 2006 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Portraits
1,741 others viewed this post.

Mortarboards with tassels date back to the 1700’s and are an Oxford tradition. Amazingly, they were worn even by some schoolteachers up until the 1950’s, but today they are mostly only worn at graduation ceremonies like this one, where the tradition of throwing them in the air after the ceremony is one of the most well known graduation traditions. They are quite heavy though, and smiles quickly disappear when gravity takes over, and the scholarly shuriken shower the new grads with painful irony.

 Download Full Resolution (1000x583) 165KB


More Portraits ...

Holly II
Portraits
Connection
Landscape, Portraits
Mermaid
Portraits
Louis
Portraits
Resistance is Futile
Portraits
Eskimo Zen
Portraits
Baby Foot
Portraits
Baby Knitted Jumper
Portraits
Baby on a Piano
Portraits
Zenon Thomas O'Donnell
Portraits
Baby Nicolas
Portraits
Ultrasound
Portraits
Anna - Portrait in Ink
Art, Tech & Design, Portraits
Releasing Sea Turtles, Byron Bay
Portraits, Species
Pupil and Iris
Portraits
1950s Anna
Portraits
Wolfmother - Live
Portraits
World Record - Fire-twirling
Portraits
Splendour in the Ass
Portraits
Splendour in the Dust
Portraits
Beach Fishing
Portraits
A Walk In The Park
Portraits
Backyard Maintenance
Portraits
Anna van Riel & Anna O'Donnell
Portraits
Portraits Archives ...