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Old Mar 27, 2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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The past weekend I spent the 3-days at our inaugural arts festival in Arlington. The promoter is a 30-yr friend, he asked me to do the event photography to which I agreed after nearly a week wondering if it were something I could do well enough.

The decision rationale was from Steve when he said, "......you spend most of your photo time in the city parks and this will be in a city park, so consider it a weekend long walk-in-the-park", he convinced me and I had a really fun time snapping off 1068 files.

Now of course I must wade through that pile to get a finished set. We had 75 artists, 10-bands and 20K+ crowd for the weekend, our park is a linear park between the Rangers' MLB ballpark and Cowboy stadium with the park being home to our Caelum Moor sculptures of huge red granite, the sum weight of the 22-pieces is 540+-tons.

I was there each day from opening to after dark, the sky was 10k miles high, I put the camera on 'P' and twiddled the EV-dial. For the most part that process worked out ok.

For the event I used mostly E-3 & 14-54 plus the 9-18 some too. I also used the E-P3, m14-42 & the FT 9-18 with adapter.
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These are all from the E-3 & 14-54 and the evening shots with the on camera mounted ProMaster 5750 flash w/Stofen diffuser, always at 45-degrees.

....my favorite photo of the weekend, granddaughter and great granddaughter


.........my friend Steve's booth


.......another acquaintence artist setting up his booth


.......a piece by one of the 'out of town' artists


............after the lights came on


We had really good music all weekend too, ranging from tribute bands to our UT-Arlington Jazz Orchestra

....trib-band to Fleetwood Mac


....trib-band to Led Zeppelin


....from Austin, TX -- Mingo Fishtrap, they do their own thing


Thanks for taking time to look.
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G'day Bob

Hey mate - I like 'em all
What a great opportunity to do some 'slightly different' sort of shooting with a new end-point in mind
Love the afterdark shots - the last one shows a guy enjoying really himself

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Dittos Bob. Enjoy outdoor art and craft festivals, and your photos are all good. Nice variety that you captured there. Pretty family shot.
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Same for me, nice story you brought with excellent pictures.
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It's been a while since I've been to an art show like that so I also enjoyed your photos, Bob. (I stay away from them because I always find something I like and we need more stuff on our walls like a hole in the head.)

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Fantastic pictures Bob,

You did a great job with your camera, I really like the colors and contrast.

You have a beautiful family Bob, congratulations.

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WOW! Greatgranddaughter.. You must have been a child bride..
Lovely photo though, reminds me, my daughter is heading to Denver from Shanghai next week and has wangled a 5 day layover in Seattle....Yes!!!

Now back to the thread..
What does one say, great street shooting, wonderful colour, subject matter, composition, lighting and interest. Makes you want to study them.
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.....thanks all for the comments, really appreciate your making time.

The event was a total success for the inaugural weekend, I made 1000+ files (I did not charge enough $$$) so now I am wading through those and whittled 400+ from Friday to 193, now to get through the rest and then back to the parks and trails for the butterflies and critters.

Ken, good for you that your daughter will be there for the visit. I am blessed in that all my kiddos are within 25-miles.

Thanks again y'all, I'm back to the editing, it is starting to rain again now here..... our lakes are full for the first time in a couple or so years.
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Hi Bob,

Great story and set of photos.

If the rest of the images are as good as the ones posted, the organizer will be pleased.

Funny how easy it is to shoot off over 1,000 images in such a short time.

I do have to admit my favorite is the image of your granddaughter and great granddaughter.
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