In the Neighborhood
I went people watching this last weekend under the guise of an Arts and Crafts show. The show did a little better than last year, but a lot of people were disappointed. One vendor I visited drove up from Taos, New Mexico for the show based on past reviews - she told me it was a complete waste for her and that she wouldn't be back. My neighbor during the show has done it six or seven years running and said it was most likely his last time.
What happened? Beats me. I just work the shows. But apparently the show relies heavily on folks driving up from Boulder, and that didn't appear to be happening. Could have been the weather - while a bit on the dicey side, nothing materialized, but it sure looked like it was going to!
So, I spent my time visiting other vendors and the locals who came around. What a group! Ex-hippies, current hippies, people that march to the beat of their own drum. All of them fun to talk to and visit with. And the dogs! Wow. They must issue a dog when you move there, it seemed like everyone had at least one.
Despite the show not being a success, it was still a lot of fun, and that's pretty important too.
I've been sitting out on my front porch lately hoping to get a few Hummingbird images to work into a larger composition. They are such cool little birds. Of course, there's quite a bit of time just waiting for something to happen which, I'm discovering, seems to happen on a consistent basis. But during those down times, I pointed my camera at a couple of neighbor's yards and captured an image or two just to play around with.
This first one is unnamed, and is basically a tree with a few flowers and a surrounding wall. Attractively done, the folks that live there are landscapers and have done a lot with their place since moving in last year. Of course, I couldn't just leave it the way it was, pretty yes, interesting, not really. Instead I worked a bit of "magic" on it to create something a bit more ethereal, and hopefully a more powerful image.
I'll have another probably next week - I'll be tied up the rest of this week preparing for my next show in Colorado Springs Saturday and Sunday.
See you then!
Keywords: Art, Colorado, Fine Art, Fine Art Photography, Fine Art Print, Floral, Flowers, John Strong Arts, New Wave, Photography, Print, Textures, tree
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