Wakanda body guard

There were several of the Chalktoberfest images that featured super-hero or comic book characters.  This image was one of the larger one which had fantastic color and detail.  The character from The Black Panther movie, is Okoye, one of the Dora Milaje, a militant order of all-female bodyguards who serve the King of Wakanda.

Chalktoberfest 2018
Marietta, Georgia

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
165mm @ f/8 – 1/1250 sec – ISO 200

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More Chalk Art

It surprised me to find that many of the chalk artists at Chalktoberfest were not Americans.  Quite a few had traveled from South America or other countries.  Some needed translators to be able to communicate with the staff.

It is obvious that the level of talent is high but I didn’t know that this was a world-wide draw.  Maybe the awards are high here for the winners or perhaps they just need to get every opportunity to compete and have their art seen.  I don’t know but it certainly was a fantastic display to behold.

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Chalktoberfest 2018
Marietta, Georgia

Nikon D7100
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165mm @ f/8 – 1/1250 sec – ISO 200

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I’ll get you my pretty…

Another great image from Chalktoberfest 2018, this large depiction of Dorothy and the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz.  When we first saw these, it looked like they were separate images.  We could only see the center of the witches face and one of Dorothy’s eyes.  When the chalk work was done, you could see the shocked look on Dorothy’s face as the witch threatens revenge on the little girl from Kansas.  There was no “little dog” in the drawing but there were lots of them around the square on this beautiful day.

Chalktoberfest 2018
Marietta, Georgia

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Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
165mm @ f/8 – 1/1250 sec – ISO 200

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Clowning around

One of the most eye-catching pieces of this year’s Chalktoberfest, was a circus themed drawing featuring a big clown.  When we first saw this, it was just starting and only the clown’s face was there but the artist was soon back to work.

When I returned on Sunday, the finished piece was ready to view and it was quite impressive!   I have to say that this sidewalk drawing competition seems to have a lot of strategy involved.  Many of the artists had a long way to go late on Sunday afternoon and some were finished well before.  I don’t know if this is because the chose bigger vs. smaller images or if it had to do with complexity or maybe even if they had done the same thing before.  In any case, this was a great opportunity to see some amazing artwork and to witness the process of its creation.

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Chalktoberfest 2018
Marietta, Georgia

Nikon D7100
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31mm @ f/10 – 1/125 sec – ISO 250

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Chalktoberfest Day 2

Well, I couldn’t resist going back to Marietta to see how the chalk drawings had progressed.  It is quite amazing how detailed and like-like these images are and how much the sidewalk artists can get done in a weekend.  One of my favorites from Saturday is the featured image shown here.

When we first arrived, there was just the face of the main character and outline drawings of the rest.  The detail on that one face was fantastic but the master plan had much more to come.

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On Sunday, the image was nearing completion but our artist (Victor Segoviano – Guanajuato, Mexico) was still working at 4:30 with the festival scheduled to close at 5:00.  I haven’t seen anything about judging but I have a feeling that this one ranked up there pretty high.

Chalktoberfest 2018
Marietta, Georgia

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Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
50mm @ f/10 – 1/400 sec – ISO 200

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Chalktoberfest 2018

This is one of those events that I have seen advertised in years past but had yet to go see.  I’m glad we went yesterday!  The day was perfect for an outdoor event.  Beautiful sunshine and cooler temperatures made for an excellent experience.

I think going on the first day of this 2-day event was the best choice.  This is the day when the artists were laying out their plan and starting in on the chalk images.  You got to see them at work and watch as things came to life.  I may go back to see the finished images but, I think the process is the most interesting part.

If you want to see some incredible art and enjoy a walk around Marietta Square, I would recommend this as a great way to spend the weekend.  Just don’t stand in the way of me taking more pictures!

Chalktoberfest 2018
Marietta, Georgia

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
50mm @ f/10 – 1/400 sec – ISO 200

Reflections

One of the themes for our Photo Walk last weekend was reflections.  Unfortunately, the morning light didn’t cooperate as much as I would have liked but, there was one obvious subject for this.

The City of Roswell started a public art program a few years ago and there are sculpture installations in several locations.  One of these is in the little pocket park at the end of Canton Street.  This sculpture called “Sentience” by David Landis, is a chrome flower that reflects everything that surrounds it.  The irregular surface also breaks the shapes up so it is not just a straight mirror image.

For my shot, I zoomed in on a portion of one petal to capture the shapes that reflected bright red and green patterns.  I thought this was an interesting mix that had an almost liquid quality to it.

2018 Annual RPS Photo Walk
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