July 3, 2013
I’m a happy camper. After dealing with humidity frizz and hat hair, I got my hair cut today! But not without frustration and GPS snafus. Ladies, you know how difficult it is to change hairdressers. Double that when you have to pick a salon without recommendation. I got lucky.
It took us three days to arrive in Stafford, our hub to see Washington, D.C., battlefields and surrounding towns. It’s also has been raining for the last three days. And when I say rain, I mean rain. So I really didn’t have an opportunity to take pictures.
Therefore, remember those shots I was saving for a travel and/or a rainy day? Well here they are. Now, I’ve never tried to take images during a show, especially one where they are blowing mist to diffuse the lighting. I also need to be just a little bit taller; okay, a lot taller.
If any of you photographers who are reading this blog have suggestions, please send them. Photographer/artist Leanne Cole sent me some suggestions on getting the entire picture in focus. She’s amazing. Visit her blog at leannecolephotography.com. I also want to thank Vit Peyr who gave me software advice. You can visit him at vitpeyr.com. These photos are mostly unedited. I tried to do one on my own and ruined it (It was a copy.). Then I tried auto fix and that didn’t do much, so I left them alone. It was a great show, and I hope you get some sense of the talent from the images.
Tomorrow, we may go see some battlefields. We’ll see. Maybe I’ll continue to pamper myself with a pedicure.
Happy July 4th!