Gearing up for Faire

The faire season is fast approaching.  So much to do, so little time to do it.  I have my rig to inventory and get set up and  cleaned, tent to check, garb to get cleaned and hung and found.  I have to get a new belt config, since I will actually be carrying both cameras instead of switching lenses.  I want a flash battery pack for fast recharge and strobing…  I have to get business cards printed up with pertinent information regarding the faire and the photo site for the faire.  Speaking of the site, yeah, I have to rework it for the new season and archive the old photos.  That is mostly done….

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Preview!!!

I was lucky enough to get to take my camera into the Eric Sardinas (Broken Vault opened) concert March 22 at Headliners. I was told “no flash,” I replied “no problem.” I took a lot of photos, and on the camera screen, they looked blurry, however a precursory viewing of them revealed they were in focus, it was just the high ISO that caused the blurriness on the little screen. Yay!

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#2 RenFaire Photographer in the Nation!

Yay me!  After the first ever (for me) foray into the renworld, I have made an accomplishment.  I am the #2 RenFaire Photographer in the nation!  Check out the results of the contest, and see more of the great people who are part of the KY faire and made it in the top 5 categories!  Congrads all.

http://renaissancefestivalmusic.com/awards 

Total Lunar Eclipse 2008

Last night (February 20, 2008) played host to a total lunar eclipse.  The last one, in fact, until December 2010.  I was on my way home and completly forgot about the event, that is until I saw the moon rising over the horizon.  Full, clear and bright yellow.  I went home, dumped my cameras, telescope, tripod and other gear into my car, drove over to E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park and set up.  It was roughly 20 degrees, so setup took some time, with frozen fingers the result.  However, everything was set up and tested about 20 minutes before the eclipse started.

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What to Shoot?

Ok, so I have been hibernating lately, getting the photos from 2007 together for archiving and sending to the required parties (Tami and KYHRF) and I have realized, after my trip to Reelfoot Lake back in January (2007) I have not done any outdoor or nature shots.  Everything else I have shot this year has been Renfaires, parties, dances and  conferences.

I need some ideas of places to hit up for interesting and artistic subjects.  I want to stay within an hour driving time of Louisville.  Also, if anyone wants to tag along, I have extra cameras and will give free instruction.