A Nobleman…

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Day 4 Black & White Photography Challenge

Northern CA Renaissance FaireNorthern CA Renaissance Faire 2014

Nikon D700| AF-D Nikkor 85mm f1.4| Hand-held

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Fairs and Festivals- Renaissance Faire II

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I am finally getting around to sharing more of the images I took at the Renaissance Faire a couple of weeks ago. Time sure flies I can’t believe two weeks have passed already!

Here’s the Queen listening intently to a Lord in her Court.

The Queen Elizabeth with Lords and Lady in Waiting

A Lady

Lady of the Queen's Courty

Details- Lady of the Queen’s Court

Detail-Lady of the Queen's Court

A Nobleman or Lord

Renaissance Man

Plus the Conjurer’s Table

The Conjurer's Table

Nikon D700| AF-D Nikkor 85mm f/1.4| Hand-held

More to come…

The Dicken’s Fair

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The Great Dickens Fair
The Great Dickens Fair

I had the pleasure of spending the day with several friends at the Dickens Fair in Daly City, CA yesterday. We arrived when it opened and stayed until closing time.

The Chimney Sweep above is one of the first characters we saw after we checked in our coats, and umbrellas.  He and his colleague  were very funny, friendly, and lovely.

Isn’t his costume terrific!

The two gents below were in a Portrait studio having their photo taken when I spied them through the window. They didn’t smile for the camera back then.

Two Gents posing

There were plenty of shops carrying Art, crafts, and wares throughout the streets of Dickens London…Whispers from the Past,

Whispers from the PastNutcrackers,

NutcrackersGlitz and Glamor-High fashion

Womens Head Dress

Undergarments… These are Live Mannequins. Each lady posed for 30 minutes then was replaced by a new live mannequin.

Live Mannequin Window Display

Corsets on display at Dark Garden

…and a Food & Drink. At the Pub of course!


It was a lovely way to spend a rainy, and windy Saturday. The shows were all beautifully performed and were hilarious. I have a lot more photos to go through, and more keepers than I thought I’d have. The venue was very poorly lit  from a photographers point of view, and made it quite challenging getting a sharp, well-lit photo.

If you haven’t been to the Dickens Fair I recommend it.  I have to thank my friend May for getting a group of us together to go. Thanks May! ( I hope you can see May’s  Dickens Fair photos, they’re really good. Click the link! )

Nikon D700| Nikkor 85mm f1.8 AF-D| Nikon SB600



The Warrior of Pelt and Bone

The Warrior of Pelt and Bone, originally uploaded by dmzajac2004-.

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He was a drummer/musician at the West Valley 25th Annual Pow Wow. I wish I knew more about him. I didn’t have a chance to talk to him. He was resplendent, ominous, and intriging, and I had a dozen questions in my mind I wanted to ask him.

Nikon D700| Nikkor 80-200@ 135mm| f4.5| 1/1000 sec| ISO 800| Manual Priority| Hand-held

Tickle my Bum

Tickle my Bum, originally uploaded by dmzajac2004-.

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Way back in May a friend and I went to the famous Frog Jumping Fair in Angel’s Camp, California.
The frogs need a bit of coaxing.
The judge encourages the contestants to “give em a little tickle on the bum.”

A lot of the time the frogs would jump backwards toward the shade and the pond they were so rudely pulled out of to come be the star of the show!

I didn’t do too well shooting the frogs in the air. I wasn’t as skilled as I would like to be anticipating where they would jump… when they did jump. I hope I get the opportunity to go again. It’s silly, and a lot of fun to watch.

Nikon D90| Nikkor 70-300mm @ 300mm| f8| 1/400 sec| ISO 200| Manual Mode| Hand-held