Carolina Renaissance Festival: Sunflower Fairy

The Sunflower Fairy was a popular cast member among the young princess and fairy guests at the Carolina Renaissance Festival.

Sunflower Fairy 1
Sunflower Fairy 1
Sunflower Fairy 2
Sunflower Fairy 2

The image below is an impasto oil painterly emulation using Alien Skin’s Snap Art 4.

Sunflower Fairy 2
Sunflower Fairy 2 Impasto Oil Painting

To appreciate the brush strokes, thick paint strokes and canvas, click on the image above for a high resolution version.

Cheers!

C. S.

Carolina Renaissance Festival: Cast and Characters, pt 1

Informal portraits of cast and characters from this year’s festival. Enjoy!

Bobo the Busker 1
Bobo the Busker 1
Sahib Raj Rocknow 1
Sahib Raj Rocknow 1
Gunther Tinkerson, Village Inventor 1
Gunther Tinkerson, Village Inventor 1
Joust Tournament Cast 1
Joust Tournament Cast 1

For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution version. Or, see more compositions from my 2019 Carolina Renaissance Festival gallery.

Happy Thanksgiving!

C. S.

Carolina Renaissance Festival: Falconry Attraction

Compositions from the Sky Kings Falconry attraction at the Carolina Renaissance Festival in Huntersville, North Carolina.

Aplomado Falcon and Handler 2
Aplomado Falcon and Handler 2
Aplomado Falcon and Handler 1
Aplomado Falcon and Handler 1
Black Vulture and Trainer 1
Black Vulture and Trainer 1
Black Vultures and Trainer 2
Black Vultures and Trainer 2 – Stylized
Renaissance Raven.tif
Renaissance Raven.tif
Laughing Kookaburra Duet
Laughing Kookaburra Duet

For the best viewing experience, click on an image for the high resolution version.

Cheers!

C. S.

Carolina Renaissance Festival: Medieval Merchants

These fair maiden portraits kick-off a series of posts from my early November visit to the Carolina Renaissance Festival. I navigated the festival with my Nikon and Profoto B2 with 2 ft Octa softbox. I alternated between the softbox on a ProMediaGear Boomerang on camera mount and off-camera boom pole mount.

Medieval Merchant 1
Medieval Merchant 1
Medieval Merchant 2
Medieval Merchant 2

Many more to come! For the best viewing experience, click on an image for a high resolution version.

Cheers!

C. S.

Monochrome Monday: Arcadia Beach, Oregon

On the last leg of our Oregon Coast visit, our last stop before heading east to Portland was the Arcadia Beach State Recreational Area. This area is just south of the Cannon Beach and features sandstone bluffs and rock formations, and accessible tide pools.

Arcadia Beach Seascape 2
Arcadia Beach Seascape 2
Arcadia Beach Seascape 1
Arcadia Beach Seascape 1

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great week! For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution version. Or, for more compositions of the magnificent Oregon Coast, visit my Cape Kiwanda, Oceanside and Cape Meares, and Yaquina Head Marine Garden galleries.

Cheers,

C. S.

Old Town Portland Cityscapes

During our stay in Portland, we visited the Old Town district, the original urban core on the Williamette River.  Our day included a stroll along the waterfront, a visit to the Lan Su Chinese Garden (to be featured in a future post), Old Town Pizza, Voodoo Donuts and finally a tour of the haunted Shanghai Tunnels Portland Underground.

Hobo’s Restaurant Courtyard Composition 1
Hobo’s Restaurant Courtyard Composition 1
NW Couch St Composition
NW Couch St Composition
Dixie Tavern Cityscape
Dixie Tavern Cityscape
Paris Theater Marquee 1
Paris Theater Marquee 1
Oregon Maritime Museum Paddle Wheel
Oregon Maritime Museum Paddle Wheel
Portland Steele Bridge Composition 1
Portland Steele Bridge Composition 1

For the best viewing experience, click on a image to see the high resolution version. Thank you stopping by today!

Cheers,

C. S.