Big Bertha's Adventures

A photographer’s paradise!


I was recently invited to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas.  It is a photographer’s paradise for colorful costumes and unusual sights to see.

Take a look…

Here’s a blacksmith at work.  You can see the end of the hammer at the top of the photo.

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Here’s the scene a moment later.  You can see the movement of the hammer.

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We reached a wooded area where you might imagine trolls or gasp… leprechauns living.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Big Bertha's Adventures

I wasn’t able to get a photo of the leprechaun in his natural setting but I did find him strolling about later in the day.

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As we continued our journey we came upon a dance performance.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Big Bertha's Adventures

While the photo below is cut off, I still like it because I managed to capture the twirl of the dress.

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Everyone looks so impressive in their costumes.

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Lots of photographers out and about.

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The photo below is my favorite of the day.

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I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this woman.  I liked her hat.

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There were plenty of llamas at the festival.  I happened to be at the right place at the right time to capture the woman’s hand approaching the llama.

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It’s as if the llama knew I was taking his picture.  Notice the proud looking tilt of the head.

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They seem to enjoy performing for the camera.  Perhaps they’ve done this before?

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Plenty of souvenirs to be had at the festival.  These butterfly wings make a nice background.

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Notes:
I considered selecting just a couple photos for this blog – perhaps pick a single theme like the dancers or the llama – that’s the approach I usually take with the posts. But this time I wanted to take the reader on a journey through the festival.  Hopefully it worked!

Camera used:  Canon EOS 5D Mark II (aka Big Bertha)
Lens:  70-200 mm
Date:  April 19, 2014

 

 

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