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The Magic of Bubbles

hands and bubbles
hands and bubbles

Reaching for the bubbles.

Along with everyone else I was enchanted by the huge bubbles people were making! Two long sticks with a 36″ loop of rope between were dipped into five-gallon buckets of bubble solution then held up to the breeze coming off the river. Sometimes one long bubble would form like a long tube, but if the wind moved about or the make moved the sticks it would twist and fold on itself or break into individual bubbles.

Of course, I had to get the bubbles and the fountain together in a few photos.

hands and bubbles

The best bubble of all.

This perfect bubble moved on the wind through the crowd…

soap bubble

This bubble went floating by…

…then suddenly, pop!

soap bubble

Then…pop!

The most wonderful thing was that everyone around the bubbles was smiling! The light was a little too dim to get a good photo of it, though.

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Inside Out, 2009

Performers reduced to silhouettes at night through the canvas tent walls.

Performers reduced to silhouettes at night through the canvas tent walls.

It’s an abstract review of the performance, the band silhouetted against the canvas walls of the tent. It made for an interesting composition, especially with the guitar being the clearest silhouette in the image.


Summer Festivals, 2009

A Date at the Fair

A Date at the Fair

Those old-fashioned street fairs are fun in the daytime, rides turning in the heat of August, too much cotton candy and pop taking their toll…but for all their fun in the day, they are magical at night, the lighted rides turning against a starry sky, the attractions an oasis of colorful neon and incandescent in the midst of an inky darkness of streets, then just as suddenly as it sprung from nothing in a parking lot, it’s gone, leaving only darkness and cool September nights.

In this photo, a couple on a date wanders toward the rides.

From back in my first year of photo blogging! This event is coming up again, and I hope they have the rides for great night photos.


The Fine Art of Making a Snowcone

two girls in pink wait for their snowcone
two girls in pink wait for their snowcone

The fine art of making a snowcone.

A few more photos from Rock the Quarry yesterday, and two young ladies in pink waiting for their rainbow snowcone.

The making of snowcones is a family affair for the woman in charge here; I didn’t realize when I ran out to the snowcone truck when it came around my neighborhood I’d meet those same people again one day as an adult.

making a snowcone

Rainbow snowcone is done.


Festivating!

photo of festival booths

Festival Ready

All the tents were set up and quietly waiting last night, looking a little strange with no one around. Can’t wait for today! Visit www.carnegieartsandheritage.com for all the information!


Inside Out

Performers reduced to silhouettes at night through the canvas tent walls.

Performers reduced to silhouettes at night through the canvas tent walls.

It’s an abstract review of the performance, the band silhouetted against the canvas walls of the tent. It made for an interesting composition, especially with the guitar being the clearest silhouette in the image.

I am deeply involved the the Carnegie Arts & Heritage Festival as the PR director and as an exhibiting artist, and it’s a feast for the eyes to photograph. It was a month ago, and really knocked my schedule off the block, but it took nearly this long to review all the images from the event. I’ll be posting images from the festival in the next few days.