So this month is pretty busy for me. I think every June will be because there is a lot of things that go on in the city. I've already been to the people's fair and chalk art festival. This weekend is pride fest and the weekend after that is a river festival where there are canoe races etc. I will post a few photos when I can. It's taking awhile to go through all the photos plus doing everyday life things. Keep checking back for them and for special feature items. :)
This past weekend I went to a Cinco De Mayo festival. This is my second year going. I couldn't stay longer because the clouds were coming in and I didn't want to get stuck in the rain since I had to take the bus to get home. Plus, I had a couple of bags with food because in one section of the festival, that were giving out free food that could buy in the store. Who wouldn't want free food? I did manage to take some photos. I have them posted in my photos 'just for fun' tabs. I posted a lot more on my FB page if you want to head over to check them out. www.facebook.com/TjtsPhotography/
I like going to festivals like this. It is sad that not many people show up for the parade though. Good because there is always a wide open spot to sit but sad that more people don't show up for it like they do for St. Patrick's day. They had three different stages (two of them mostly for the dancers). It's hard to catch everything but I did see some good dancing. I love the girl's dresses. There were a few rides, food vendors and other vendors selling their goods.
Next month there is something almost every weekend and I plan to go to those too. Can't wait.
So I am thinking of making some coaster tiles with my photos on them, decorative tiles with my photos on them and candles with my photos on them. If I am able to do this, it won't be till' June or July and that's if everything works out.
I will probably have to sell them on sites like ebay and etsy because at the start, I won't make enough to get a sales tax license. Hopefully things will work out so I can do this. If I am able to, I will make an announcement on here and post the thinks. Have a good week :)
Since October or November (I think), the art museum has had a Star Wars thing where they have costumes and inside stories about them. This is the last month and in fact it ends this weekend. I went there yesterday and did some walking downtown taking a few photos. Both my SLR and hand held were low on batteries (oops) so I couldn't take as many photos as I wanted. Next time I will make sure my battery is full and take a lot more. I haven't uploaded my city photos yet but below is one of the photos from the Star Wars exhibit.
The Star Wars exhibit was really cool and was awesome to see the costumes right there. It brought back the feelings when I was a kid and first saw the 4th one (A new hope) in theaters. The costumes were from all the Star Wars so far. They didn't have every costume but they did have a lot. You were also given radio type thing so you could press certain buttons to hear certain facts about the thing you are looking at. They also had concept art and some storyboards. Seeing Darth Vader, Chewy, R2, C-3PO, BB8 and Princess Leia's costumes were just amazing. I don't have the right to describe what it was really like. I did get a little sad seeing Carrie Fisher's costumes. The photos are not great because we couldn't use a flash and I used my hand held.
I didn't realize that it's been so long since I last blogged. Ooops. Not much goes on in my photography world. I was going to meet up with a photography group about a week ago but I got sick. :/ I'm better now but my voice is still not fulling back to normal. I did do some still life photography in my own home. Below is one of the shots. A couple of other shots are in my photos under abstract. In the next week or two, I am hoping I can go into town to do some shots. It mostly depends on the wacky weather we have been having.
Light painting is something I really want to get into more. I don't have much light sources but I do what I can with what I have. No two photos can look the same no matter how hard you try but this isn't a bad thing. There are endless possibilities to create a light painting photo and I think this is why I'm so drawn to it. I just love to create.
A few days ago, I took a Corona bottle, some of my lighting tools and did some light painting. Before that, at the beginning of the year, I took a bottle of Sutter House wine and did the same thing. I can't put these photos up on web sites for sale because of the name brand on the bottles but I can post them for show. The best ones are (or will be) on my facebook page (a link to my page is in the links tab). I will also have some here under the abstract photo tab. I hope to do more in the future with different drinks.
So I thought I would soon put up more things, I was wrong. I have been just trying to get as much as my house together as possible but taking my time so I don't over due it.
My trip to Estes Park was gorgeous. I didn't get to go to Rocky Mountain National park due to time and I didn't want to try and pack too much stuff into my short time there. Plus, my husband was apparently getting sick and didn't have the energy.
I enjoyed staying at the Stanley Hotel. My room was a little small, the toilet was low but it was very nice and would stay there again if I had the money. I do recommend it. No paranormal things happened but it was still very nice.
I LOVE Estes park and wish I could live there or at least have a gateway home there. I did see a couple of elk heard which is cool. It's a gorgeous place.
I decided to make some changes to this site since it has been the same since I first put up this site. I liked it but I wanted a change. Things have changed a little and I'm not having good luck with certain things. One of the things is the fact that the social icons are located on the bottom of the page. I can't place them at the top of the page. I still have to play around with things to continue to make some changes including adding photos and more links to the fine art america pages. Hopefully it won't take me much longer. Take care. :)
I am finally done with moving, have my internet back up and have slowly started putting my new house together. I hate the moving part but don't mind putting everything together in a new place. At some point I need to find a job nearby.
Now that I am a little more settled, I can continue to try and put up new features. I will also try to add a few more photos to this site. That part is going to take a little bit especially since my digital photo cd's are still packed somewhere but I will get it done when I can.
Sometime soon I will be going to Estes Park Colorado and stay at the famous Stanley Hotel. I can't wait. I hope to get some awesome shots of nature, the hotel and hopefully see some wildlife. Hopefully the fall colors will still be nice and bright when I get there. :) Until next time.
In the next week or so, I am going to be moving into another house. I won't be doing a whole lot during that time so it might be awhile until the next feature (after the new one I'm about to post). I also don't know what is going to be happening with my job so I have to concentrate on that too. I hate moving but I do like making a place my own. :)
A few days ago I did my first photo shoot without the back up of my photography group. It was with a friend but still. I still need lots of practice taking photos of people. I was nervous because right now I have a hard time coming up with poses or trying to get my ideas out. Then there is the lighting. That's a whole other thing.
I did okay though. I will be doing more to get the hang of it. I don't know if this is the kind of photography that I want to really get in to but I still want to learn how to do it. I can't wait to do more shoots. :)