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This second part of my latest blog post will feature snippets from the In the Spirit Festival, a celebration of Pacific Northwest Native Tribes that took place this weekend at the Washington State History Museum – Tacoma. Along with native arts and crafts for sale, the outdoor amphitheater crowd was treated to a series of dances and songs performed by several native tribe members dressed in their traditional regalia. Some of the tribe members came from as far way as the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. The crowd was also treated to traditional performances by a native Maori family that came all the way from New Zealand. What a treat! Needless to say, I took lot of photos!
Let’s start with the Aleut tribe. But first of all, I want to point out that the word “Aleut” is not in the tribe’s language. That is a modern man’s word. The…
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So much to see and do this weekend! Living in the Pacific Northwest gives a person so many choices, especially if one is an outdoors person. Between nature’s beauty and a myriad of summer festivals in the region, making a decision on where to go can sometimes be a daunting task. But, today I made my mind up to go to the downtown area of Tacoma to watch the many dance and song performances of Native tribes from the region and beyond as part of the In the SpiritFestival. It takes place on the grounds of the Washington State History Museum – Tacoma, which is right across from the famous Museum of Glass that features the glass artwork of Dale Chilhuly. I took so many photos of both the festival and the nearby architecture and art displays, that I feel it only fair…
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On July 20, 2012 I published a story about Oklahoma’s native rocker, Tyson Meade. Tyson will be embarking on his recording journey at High Schools and Universities in China soon, as we will be flying him to Hong Kong next week. We are looking forward to updates on his recording project to share with you. A little more than 2 days are left on Meade’s Kickstarter page. We are happy to share that his goal has been met. However, recording an album, producing an album, and paying musicians can get costly. Any additional funding will be helpful. To be a part of this recording project, visit Meade’s Kickstarter project.
I will soon be publishing an interview with both Mary Lonergan and Tyson Meade.
To add to this, I recently entered some of my travel photography in a photo contest. It’s the One Life Photography Competition. If you note the first image at the very top with the arrow, this was actually taken in the Dokumentation Center in Nuremberg. The images include California, Oklahoma, Nova Scotia (Peggy’s Cove), and Las Vegas. To vote for my portfolio you have to be logged in and you know your vote counted when a number appears under the ‘COLLECT ME’ button.
While at the Arcadia Round Barn I took some video and will be posting about the barn with my short documentary and photos.
I will also share with you my trips to California, Las Vegas, and Canada as well. I have some great images and video to share.
Last week, in the new series How I Shot My Summer Vacation, professional photographer Tim Fraser taught us how to take dramatic sunrise/sunset photos. See a gallery of reader-submitted photos here. This week, it’s all about landscapes.
Landscapes are easily my favourite photographic pursuit. They can also be one of the more grueling photos to take, depending on how determined you are to get that perfect picture. And getting that perfect picture means going the extra mile – but isn’t that what makes it worthwhile? You want something to hang on your wall, not just something you’ll throw up quickly on TwitPic.
I tend to follow two pillars that go hand in hand in elevating your picture from snapshot to spectacular: preparation and perspective.
While it’s best to have your camera handy in case that pristine picture appears before you, often it’s not that easy. Great photographers have an ability to prepare for what they are shooting. They stare, analyze and anticipate.
My four days in Cape Town were just enough time to do the four events I had hoped to see/do.
The first day I hiked up Table Mountain…which I wrote about here. The second day I took an organized tour of the peninsula of Cape Town, which you can read about here and here. The third day I took the Red Bus City Tour. If I remember correctly, it was about $20, but you could hop on and off at different sites around the City. Before boarding, I took a walk around the Waterfront area of Cape Town.
I only got off the bus once…at St. George’s Cathedral. I love to take photos of churches and go inside. This Cathedral is South Africa’s oldest.
There was a small park nearby and I took a few more photos before walking to the next stop. I love to…
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