Artsy Fartsy Craziness
Artsy Fartsy Craziness
Seems like we just can’t escape weird weather this year.
Friday as we were setting up the show, a microburst came through. We had just got the tent put together, and the weights on, when we noticed an art show tent about 100 feet in the air. My brain was like, “Hey…look at that craziness, that tent looks like a kite.” Then the wind hit us. We have a heavy, professional tent and had about 200 pounds on the legs but we were still going to go over. We each took a corner, stood on the bars at the bottom of the tent, and tried to keep it in one place. Meanwhile, another tent across from us took off. Suddenly there was a tent, a 40 pound weight, and a pro panel wall headed straight for me. I had nowhere to go. Thankfully Silver, the big ass truck, was parked in front of our tent. She took the attack from the tent full on, saving me. She got some dings, and scratches that will need fixing, but nothing too serious. It was all over in 5 minutes. Some people lost tents, and couldn’t stay for the show. All of our art was still packed away, so nothing was damaged. To say I was shook up, would be an understatement.
We finished the set up, and had fine weather the rest of the weekend. It’s all an adventure this art show world.
And now, this weeks photo challenges. The 2LilOwls prompt this week was Movement. I shot this image last weekend. There were some Native American dancers at that art show, and I knew that would be perfect for movement.
I slowed the shutter down because I wanted that feeling of movement from the feathers of the costume. I then added a texture to the background to blend it all together.
The Dogwood 52 this week is artistic still life.
I thought and thought about this one, and finally decided to use some of my heart rocks and an old bottle I have.
I shot this one outside as the sun was coming up. I liked the colors I was getting from the sunrise. I then enhanced the photo in Lightroom even more, to bring out that golden color.
Well friends, have a great Tuesday!!
I love your photos… and I can nearly see thow the feathers move with the dancer…seems not only the body is full “in” the sould and the heart too …
Wow! So glad it was just a few dents to the truck!
And that first photo is stunning! Like your still life too. I love how unconventional and expansive your imagination is.
Thank dog none of your art was damaged, but that sure would have been scary! Love the photos!
So glad you weren’t hurt! And good thing that the art was still packed away; what a scary start to the weekend.
Hello, I am glad you were not hurt seriously. Sounds scary. Love the photos, especially the first shot.
I’m glad you didn’t suffer too much damage from that crazy microburst. What a shame that other dealers lost their tents, though, I’m sure they’re pretty expensive. Good ol’ Silver, what a hero! ;) Hope you did well at the show. Love both of these pictures, each with a completely different feel – movement vs serenity. Beautiful.
Glad you didn’t get hurt! Good ol’ Silver – what a brave truck to shield you like that! And glad all the artwork was still safely packed away too!
I love these photos!! Love your heart rocks! I have a friend who has been collecting heart rocks too….will share this with her.
The dancer photo is beautifully done, like a remarkable painting, Mary!These rocks look so precious.
Glad to hear there was no damage… eventful…
gorgeous photo of the young dancer…and glad you didn’t suffer much damage in the storm
I’m late! But that slow shutter speed is something i want to practice when the weather gets warm. I was so tickled when I got a shot of a waterfall on low shutter speed. What a difference! That photo of the dancer, PERFECT!
That must have been SO scary, and I’m so relieved that you’re OK! You’re going to have to keep that truck forever now, since it saved your life. :)
Very creative and artistic capture of the dancer. What a freak wind gust. In the end, hope it was a good show for you.
wonderful and interesting images and treasures.
I am so glad that you were not hurt in the wind storm. I do not miss that part of shows at all, so unnerving and Montana is FULL of weather!
I can image that was a scary moment. But at least you didn’t lose your tent or any of your arts. Great photo by the way. I like both the way you captured and processed the dancer.
You definitely captured the movement of the dancer – so cool! So scary about the crazy wind – bummer about the scratched car, but so glad you weren’t hurt!! And that’s great that none of your art got caught up in that crazy weather!
That story scares me every time I read it. It reminds me of our time in the Utah desert, when we often have a tent to protect us from the sun. There will be very very sudden bursts of wind… one of those destroyed our camper’s awning. So now we have a free standing tent made for high wind…
I love that last photo. The golden hour enhances any subject!