Once again I had the privilege of photographing the Red Lion Fire Department’s annual golf tournament. In this case the 2nd annual golf tournament.
Despite being hot and humid with a wet course because of heavy rain the night before we all had fun. Once again I would like to thank all of the members of the Red Lion Fire Department for inviting me out to photograph the event.
I would also like to thank all of the sponsors that helped put on the tournament.
Below is a small gallery of some of the photos that I collected that day.
Golf Tournament Photo Gallery
Yesterday I attended the 2015 May Day Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania. It was the 4th year in a row that I was able to go and snap a few shots. It’s always a great deal of fun and the opportunity to capture unique photos of unique people just never ends. It’s true enough that I’m not a free spirited hippy type by any stretch of the imagination. Even so it’s always nice to go and get my tree hugger on just once a year!
Tree hugging hippy or not, I love the photos I get at the Fairie Festival in Glen Rock. Because the people and their, often, outlandish costumes, the photos are always unique and different. Nearly every photographer will tell you that different is always a good thing. It gives us a break from shooting the same old thing day in and day out.
There’s always so much going on at Spoutwood. Just as an example, I was off on the fringes of the event having a smoke break with the rest of the outcast, when I saw Rowyn Sage a 100 or so feet away dancing with a hula hoop. I lifted camera, snapped off 4 or 5 shots and presto! I captured the little gem below. After I finished my smoke I went over and had a little chat with her.
Dancing and More Dancing
There is a lot of dancing at the Fairie Festival.. People dance at the drum circles, they dance when the bands play and often they just dance. This year I think that’s what I photographed more than anything else. Just people dancing. One of the more interesting characters I talked to was Nicholas Galiano, see photo below. I love the costume he was wearing and the way he danced while wearing it really set him apart from the crowd.
Now, everyone who knows me, knows damn well that if I dance someone’s going to stop and check me for a medic alert bracelet! For obvious reasons you’re not going to see me dancing very often. I’m really not even a fan of dance. My wife and daughters love it. They actually do dance and from time to time watch silly TV shows about it as well as an occasional movie. Think Step Up and you’ll get an idea of the kind of garbage they like.
Dance lover or not there was Kate, middle of the photo below, and I think it was perhaps the first and only time in my life that I was ever truly captivated while watching anyone dance. EVER! Anyway, I didn’t get her last name in the short chat we had but to quote Stephen King. She moves “- – – like the ocean before it storms.”
Oh well, enough babbling. Here are a few more shots from my day at the 2015 May Day Fairie Festival. Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed snapping them.
The Glen Rock Fae Video – Love Trailer
Below is a fantastic YouTube video by SPAHRPRODUCTIONS.COM about the Festival. I’m sure you’ll like it.
A small gallery of photos from the 2015 May Day Fairie Festival
Just for something to do, the wife and I decided to go to the Celtic Classic Dog Show at the York Expo Center, York PA. Despite being intimately involved with a serious pet lover for the last 22 or 23 years, I have never once been to one. I have of course seen many dog shows on TV but frankly it just isn’t my thing. Well, watching a bunch of dogs walk around in circles with some stuffy looking judge eyeballing them certainly isn’t. The way I see it there’s a much better way to pass the time. Regardless, when the wife suggested that we go, I was immediately interested. After all I’d never photographed a dog show and the way I see it, anything new is always better than taking pictures of the same old crap day in and day out.
When I first arrived, for some damn reason I assumed that I would be snapping photos of dogs walking and running around in the ring. I also thought there would be tons of photos of those stuffy judges with their noses pointed to the sky as they looked down on us lesser beings. Why would I think otherwise? Never having been to a dog show all I knew was what I’d seen on the tube.
The Collies Save Little Timmy Martin
Anyway when we first walked in, there were a bunch of Collies showing so I decided to grab a shot or two. After all Collies are pretty dogs and reason says that a pretty dog will make a pretty photo. Not to mention that they obviously spend their days saving little Timmy Martin and and the gang from what ever trouble they happen to get into today. With all of that going for them what could be cooler than a photo or two of a Collie?!
Of course any dog people reading this are just shaking their heads at this point and wondering what’s wrong with me. All I can say is just keep shaking cause it won’t get any better. For that matter it’ll most likely get worse!
Excuse me while I take break. With all this talk of Collies I’ve decided to watch an episode of Lassie. Feel free join me if you like. If not, I’ll be back in about 30 min and wrap this up.
Spoiler Alert. Lassie saved Mike. The Vet fixed Mikes ears and the world is a better place. I loved that show when I was a boy. Somehow it didn’t have the same effect tonight.
Oh well, marching on. After snapping a candid of a Collie or two I moved over to the ring where they were being judged. I snapped a few shots of it and it took no more than two or three minutes before I realized that photographing a dog show was no more fun than watching it on TV.
“WHY am I here? This SUCKS!”
The Celtic Classic Dog Show Gets Better
After deciding that shooing the ring wasn’t for me, the wife and I started walking around and looking at the sights. It wasn’t long before I found my niche and no wonder. I prefer candids of people and even my own pets at home. There was no reason I should expect to shoot the same stuff that I see on TV. I have to be me and shoot what I like. That’s when the show actually started to get interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. There was a lot of activity, and walking around the entire event 4 or 5 times I never saw the same thing twice.
My favorite shot of the day was of Kay Sivel and one of her Chinese Cresteds. I can’t remember if she was holding Thelma or Louise but it was one of them. They looked so much alike it was uncanny!
A Small Gallery from the Celtic Classic Dog Show
Below you can see a small photo gallery of various photos from my day at the Celtic Classic Dog Show in York, PA. I hope you enjoy them.
Below you can find photos of Motorama 2015 by my assistant Phillip Hunt.
You can contact Phillip at email@example.com
Photos of Motorama 2015 by Barry Kidd Photography can be found at this at this link.