I attended the Dogwood Festival in Perry Ga, after spending the day in town looking at all the exhibits, I made my way out to the fairgrounds where they were setting up for the balloons and for the free concert that night. This was one of the first balloons that was inflated and I did’nt think to much of the shot until I saw the umbrella in the foreground, that was when I saw something more and knew the shot was what I was looking for.
It was one of those days where the heat and humidity was cranking, keeping one eye on the arena and the other eye on the weather, I was thankful I had someone there that had a canopy set up. We were talking if the young lady would get her run in before it started rain. As soon as she entered the arena it started raining we all dashed for the canopy as the heaven opened up, I did my best to get some shots of her as we were all trying for the same spot under the canopy. The wind was blowing the rain in on us, but we were setting pretty good compared to the girl and her horse. It was pouring in buckets by the time she reached the third barrel. As she exited the arena all racing was stopped as the water was standing all around us. Would have liked to have gotten a better shot, but what can you do when everybody is getting in front of you while your trying to shoot. Don’t blame them cause that rain was cold, Even though I cut the horse’s head off they loved the photo of the wet run.
I took this shot this past Thanksgiving morning when I was requested to come out and take some shots of the family at Manley Arena. I always find time to take a few shots prior to shooting a session just to make sure I am dialed in on my settings so I took the liberty of shooting the scenery as they were getting ready. I could sure get used to a place like this and it is always an enjoyable experience when you are invited out to their homes.
This is another one of my Grandsons, he’s a real player, from the time the season starts till a good bit into football season he is playing league baseball. This year we will get to see him play high school ball, looking forward to seeing him play again, and the springtime activities too.
When I took this shot I thought I caught her on her phone, she later told me that she was scratching her ear. Oh well, she loved the shot anyways.
I have never been much for rides, but my grandson got me to ride the Wheel at the Island in Pigeon Forge while we were vacationing. This was an awesome ride, enclosed and air-conditioned. Great up top view, could see for miles. We talk about that ride and how we would like to ride it again.