Carolina Renaissance Festival Pt I, 3 pics

Last weekend I was able to attend the Carolina Renaissance Festival in Huntersville, NC, just north of Charlotte.   My intent was to capture both cast and visitors who represent the festival artistry and sub-culture.  There were multiple venues of interest and entertainment, both on and off the stage. What a crowd!  There had to be 4 or 5 thousand attendees that day.

Renaissance Very Fair Maiden
Renaissance Very Fair Maiden

I found the many offstage vignettes, or opportunities to engage more directly with cast and visitors, just as special as the larger audience performances (e.g. the jousting knights on horseback). In this series, I’ll feature compositions from both experiences.

Framed Fair Maiden
Framed Fair Maiden

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Sir Mauldron Takes the Field
Sir Mauldron Takes the Field

 

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Hezekiah Alexander Homestead Abstracts – 2 pics

Hezekiah Alexander Barn Detail 1
Hezekiah Alexander Barn Detail 1

The Hezekiah Alexander House built in 1774 is the oldest surviving homestead in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.  The property is part of the Charlotte Museum of History and sits adjacent to Altersgate, a retirement community  where my parents lived for about a year.  I found the old barns much more interesting than the house.  After returning from my shoot, I showed my in camera pictures to my parents.  They ask me why I didn’t get any overall shots of the house and barns.  I replied, “that was not what as I was after”.

Hezekiah Alexander Barn Detail 3
Hezekiah Alexander Barn Detail 3

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