Luzia – Light and Rain

On Sunday, we went to see the Cirque du Soliel show – Luzia which is now playing at Atlantic Station.  The show’s inspiration is Mexico and the title is a combination of the Spanish words for light (Luz) and rain (LLuvia) which are both prominenet in the show.

The spectacle is impressive in this production.  There are a number of large-scale animal puppets (similar to those used on Broadway for Lion King and War Horse) that are pretty amazing.  The image above shows the big, silver horse that appear several times along with the masked wrestler and the clown, an everpresent character in Cirque shows.

I was happy to see that the restrictions on photography have been relaxed here.  It was a bit confusing to determine what the rules were.  As long as you don’t use flash and you’re not trying to video the whole show, it’s pretty much OK.  I had someone tell me on the way in that I couldn’t use my camera at all during the show but then, at the opening of the show, they announced that photography was allowed.

In any case, I would recommend this show as it was very well done and amazing to watch.  The one thing I would warn people of was the contortionist.  This act is mind-blowing but also somewhat disturbing.  The guy bends totally in half, backwards and twists himself literally into a pretzel.  Made me kind of queazy.

Cirque du Soliel – LUZIA
Atlantic Station
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
110mm @ f/5.6 – 1/160 sec – ISO 2500

 

Advertisements

What a lovely campsite

This Travco motorhome was a pioneer of the RV industry but is ready for retirement now

So, I was looking at gorgeous photos that my friend, Doug Brown posted yesterday from his extended trip to the National Parks out west and I thought, I really want to get back out there!  I think I could probably afford this mobile home but I’m not sure it’s quite up to a long road trip.

This vehicle is a Dodge Travco motorhome.  I think it’s the first time I had seen one like this.  My motorhome iconic image is of a Winnebago but from what I have read, the Travco was actually a pioneer of motorhome design and paved the way for Winnebago.  Dodge actually dominated the market with these from 1965 through the late 1980’s.  It is strange that I didn’t recognize the aerodynamic design at first glance.

Old Car City is full of lots of interesting vehicles and a variety of great subjects to photograph but somehow, I still feel a need to make the trek out to visit more of the national parks.  Thinking about a trip to the Smokies this fall but no firm plans yet.  Time to put my thinking cap on.

Roswell Photographic Society
3-day Workshop with Roman Kurywczak
Old Car City
3098 Highway 411 Northeast
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II
10mm at f/6.3 – 1/60 sec – ISO 1600

#Dodge  #flowers #OldCarCity #AutoGraveyard #junkyard#night #ClassicCar #NightPhotography #3DaySummit #WithMyTamron @Old Car City USA @Roman Kurywczak @Roswell Photographic Society @Discover Atlanta @Explore Georgia

Junkyard sunset

Light painting by Mother Nature

The Roswell Photographic Society trip I went on to Old Car City was for the purpose of learning more about night photography techniques.  It is always good to be open to what’s going on around you even if that is not what you are currently focusing on or you can miss some great stuff.

While our instructor, Roman Kurywczak was talking about light painting, Mother Nature was painting the sky with a beautiful sunset behind us.  I turned around and saw this and got a few images.  I really like the sunset light that is glowing through the rear window of the one car here.  One more example of how everything looks better in the right light.

Roswell Photographic Society
3-day Workshop with Roman Kurywczak
Old Car City
3098 Highway 411 Northeast
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II
10mm at f/7.12 – 1/60 sec – ISO 400

#OldCarCity #AutoGraveyard #junkyard #night #sunset #ClassicCar #NightPhotography Old Car City USA Roman Kurywczak Roswell Photographic Society #3DaySummit Discover Atlanta Explore Georgia

Go ahead, jump in

Not too inviting but, you can go if you’re brave enough.

It took a while to get the hang of light painting.  I got more ugly stuff than good but this is one that I thought was neat.  The broken window was something that I noticed right away but initially, I couldn’t get it lit the way I wanted.  As it turned out, I got the light on that by accident.  The light coming from behind the glass is actually another member of our group who was light painting in the background.

I did my job to get the rear-end of the car lit the way I wanted and someone else (without even knowing it) added the touch that I think made this special.  I will take a happy-accident anytime!

Roswell Photographic Society
3-day Workshop with Roman Kurywczak
Old Car City
3098 Highway 411 Northeast
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
17mm at f/4.2 – 14 sec – ISO 160

#OldCarCity #AutoGraveyard #junkyard #night#darkness#ClassicCar #NightPhotography Old Car City USA Roman Kurywczak Roswell Photographic Society #3DaySummit Discover Atlanta Explore Georgia