Carnival in Germany falls into two categories: northern Germany, where it is strongly influenced by military traditions like marching bands, and southern Germany, where it is predominantly influenced by representations of spirits and ghosts driving out the winter. The latter is the so-called Alemannic Carnival.
Here are some shots from yesterday. I shot in RAW+JPG. These are some quick ones derived from the JPGs, often SOOC. I mostly kept the Exifs intact. (1 & 2 cropped)
Shooting with fixed (manual) time and aperture, letting the automatic decide on ISO.
3.-5. : images re-hosted and restored further down in this thread
Edit 07/2017: re-hosted images formerly on photob.....t