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/
Thank you for visiting my website and reading my blog. Hope you enjoy the images.
Until next time!
8/8/2016 09:17:18 am
Nice work Mario. I'm always impressed by the creativity and quality of your work.
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