Continuing from my previous Blog entry, the rest of Day #3 was not as dark and somber as the morning. We hit the road as the skies were clearing and found some nice locations which provided some very tasteful photography conditions.
Watch the video, check out part of what we saw and feel free to leave a comment if you wish.
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So, things have been ridiculously busy on my end and had to put the VideoBlog editing on hold for a little bit. Well, I'm back and here is what happened on day #3, ...well, part of it anyway.
We're still in North Dakota, checking out locations for future photography workshops and on this day, we intended to not only check out and shoot at this particular location, but also add a human element to the scene through character-driven model photography. Unfortunately, the location was far beyond destroyed and wasn't what I expected it to be for this specific character. It simply would not have worked for what I had in mind, so I decided to pass on that particular point.
We did explore the location as safely as we could and got a pretty good idea of what could and could not be done in regards to a workshop there.
It was a good experience overall and I'm glad we were able to visit it.
Check out the video which includes a bit of history on the location itself.
Enjoy and hope you stay tuned for the follow-up clip on the rest of the day.
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So here's part 2 of our 2nd day in the northern plains as we scout locations for photography workshops.
Ran into a few setbacks as some of the locations in our target list no longer existed. I suppose that's part of 'the game' when you're dealing with old structures. They only stay old for so long before they either collapse or are demolished.
We did come across a number of interesting sites along the way. North Dakota is so full of interesting, mysterious and beautiful landscapes, it's pretty hard to go far without running into something fascinating.
In any event, check out the clip below and hope you enjoy it.
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It's a new day with new things to see and photograph.
Here's the beginning to day #2 of the North Dakota location scouting trek.
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So here's the 2nd location for the day. It really is a beautiful area but the mosquitos (yes, even at this time of year) were relentless and not even the repellents were effective enough. Ughh!
In any case, we had a great time and were able to locate, secure and photograph this location and many of the interesting things that it had.
Here's a clip with a brief account and images of what I was able to see and do.
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More to come in the next several days. See you next time!
We made it unto our 1st location. It's an interesting place with lots of potential for different purposes.
Watch the clip and enjoy the images.
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We made it to our 1st destination..!
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So, thinking ahead for 2017 and plans for future teaching workshops, I find myself along with a group a partners, heading to the northern plains on a location scouting trek.
I'm trying to keep things relatively simple as I document this excursion and give you all a glimpse on what I'm seeing while out this way. Check it out and stay tuned for more updates.
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!
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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