This past weekend, I went to the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, WI.
For those who may not be familiar with BRF, it is a place that recreates a time when knights were noble, maids were merry and turkey legs were to die for. It takes you back in time to a festive village, celebrating a visiting Queen Elizabeth the late 1570s. You find yourself surrounded by villagers in period garb, fairies, folks in a variety of costumes and everyone is having a fabulous time eating, drinking and being as merry as the law allows. As they proudly say, "...revelry is the order of the day!"
I particularly loved photographing the fairies, as I love the colors and their playfulness as they frolic around interacting with people. They never say a word, but they say so much through their gestures and demeanor.
I liked photographing the jousting events. Those are action-packed and are quite entertaining. There are a couple of those per day, so I shot each one of those from a different angle just to get a more complete account of it.
'The Queen's Feast' was an interesting affair. Lots of different characters did their part in entertaining the Queen and the crowd for it. Photographing this, was fun for me.
I did not see all of the different acts and entertainers that were featured on that day as there simply is too much to see all in one day. I did get to see a couple very interesting ones.
This year marked the debut of an Aerial Silk Fantasy act, in which a girl by the name of Lauryn Murray would showcase her skills by floating practically effortlessly, a staggering 30 feet above an area known as Shakespeare’s Meadow. It was quite impressive to see how gracefully she managed to do that & more in the name of entertainment.
I definitely had a great time and will be visiting them again next year.
For a full gallery of the photographs / images I made that day, go to → https://mariosalazarphotography.smugmug.com/Bristol-Renaissance-Faire-2016/
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Until next time!
Rolling With The Punches.
In life, things don't always go the way we expect and/or plan. Many variables come into play for any given situation and can change everything to the point where we sometimes no longer know what to do.
That applies to photography as well. Things like technical difficulties, people's moods, lighting conditions and weather to name some, have an effect on our ability to get a specific job done. It is then when we put into action our "Plan Bs", our abilities to adapt to change and basically have to "roll with the punches".
The images I made, while just ok by my standards, give a viewer an idea of what the size and few details on the vessels and what they may look like, in an artistic, visually-pleasing way. At times, I incorporate other elements into an image to make it interesting or to better tell any particular story.
The sun eventually broke through the clouds, but I needed to get going by then.
So things didn't quite pan out as I expected, but I still managed to shoot some frames and was able to see what these huge vessels look like. Hopefully, when they come back next year, I'll be able to block out a larger chunk of time so I can see them sailing across the water, the way they were meant to be seen.
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