Carolina Renaissance Festival: Cast and Characters, pt 2

More informal portraits of cast and visitors from the 2019 Carolina Renaissance Festival in Huntersville, North Carolina.

Medieval Merchant 3
Medieval Merchant 3
Renaissance Character
Renaissance Character
Zilch the Torysteller
Zilch the Torysteller
Lord Mayor John Bullfrog
Lord Mayor John Bullfrog
Camel Handler
Camel Handler

Click here to see more compositions from the 2019 Carolina Renaissance Festival!

Cheers!

C. S.

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: 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.

Uptown Charlotte Street Photography, Pt 4

Part four of my Uptown Charlotte cityscape compositions. Even after numerous visits, there’s still plenty to “see” Uptown!

Charlotte Transportation Center Night Composition
Charlotte Transportation Center Night Composition
E Fifth St Sky Bridge Abstract
Sky bridge crossing E Fifth St next to the Spectrum Center Arena in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina
Hearst Tower Entrance Street Scene 1
Hearst Tower Entrance Street Scene 1
S Tryon St Pedestrian Crossing
S Tryon St Pedestrian Crossing
Uptown Street Fatigue
Uptown Street Fatigue
Parking Deck Sky Bridge Composition
Parking Deck Sky Bridge Composition

For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution, or visit my Uptown Charlotte street photography gallery on my portfolio site.

Cheers,

C. S.

Monochrome Monday: Uptown Charlotte Street Photography, Pt 3

From my trip to Charlotte last month, this post switches from architectural abstracts to street photography. Trekking around Uptown, before and after work, afforded me several great composition opportunities.

Street Greet on Trade and Tryon
Street Greet on Trade and Tryon
Epicentre Alleyway 2
Epicentre Alleyway 2
North Tryon Street Vignette 1
North Tryon Street Vignette 1
Hostage on Trade and Tryon
Hostage on Trade and Tryon
Epicentre Escalator Fascination
Epicentre Escalator Fascination

Thanks for stopping by! For the best viewing experience, click on an image to see the high resolution version. If you like this post, check out these other Uptown Charlotte street photo posts:

Cheers,

C. S.

Uptown Charlotte Night Skyline

A recent 4 day business trip to Charlotte afforded me an opportunity to capture dramatic night skylines of Uptown.

Uptown Charlotte Night Skyline 1
Uptown Charlotte Night Skyline 1
Hearst Tower Abstract Skyline 1
Hearst Tower Abstract Skyline 1
Duke Energy Building Night Composition
Duke Energy Building Night Composition
Founders Hall Skyline Abstract
Founders Hall Skyline Abstract
North College and East Fifth Street Skyline
North College and East Fifth Street Skyline

Thank you for stopping by today! For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution version from my portfolio site.

Cheers!

C. S.

Uptown Street Photography, Pt 2

While exploring urban environments with my camera, I’m usually looking for composition opportunities, which include architectural abstracts, expansive urban landscapes (cityscapes) or people interacting with or navigating through the city. Particularly, the latter falls into the genre of Street Photography.

Arena Station Night Train 1
Arena Station Night Train 1

In the last few years, have I become more deliberate about seeking out opportunities to create street photography fine art compositions. In fact, much of my appreciation of the genre comes from following street photographers here on WordPress.

Epicentre Westbound Pedestrian Flyby
Epicentre Westbound Pedestrian Flyby

Even within the genre, there are many different approaches, techniques, styles and sub-genres. I seem to be gravitating towards “seeing” compositions where both urban architecture and people not necessarily single “subjects” of the composition, but instead are both elements within the broader cityscape composition.

4th and College Street Composition
4th and College Street Composition

Sometimes a composition develops quite quickly and I must be prepared to react. To catch these, I try to first find a ISO, aperture and shutter speed combo that best suits the existing light and environment. More often though, have to wait for the composition to develop or evolve. Have you been shooting during the golden hour and heard a voice in your head say “be patient, wait for the shot to development”? Then, hear the counterpoint perspective in your head, “if you say here much longer, you’re going to miss out on other shots”?

Epicentre Alleyway Vignette 1
Epicentre Alleyway Vignette 1

When traveling to Charlotte to work Uptown, I like to stay in a hotel that’s at least 5 or 6 blocks from my work location. That affords me the opportunity to shoot on my way to the office and afterwards on the way back to the hotel. Both usually involve a detour, or two. Compared to shots above, the last two compositions are similar in terms of the subject and point of view. However, different styling approaches introduce some uniqueness to the composition.

Arena Station Night Train 2
Arena Station Night Train 2
Epicentre Eastbound Pedestrian
Epicentre Eastbound Pedestrian

Thank you for visiting today. For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution version from my portfolio site. Over the last year or so, I’ve developed a nice collection of street photos from Uptown Charlotte, click here to see my Uptown Charlotte Gallery. Have a great weekend!

Cheers,

C. S.