Sunday, October 24, 2010

Everything is Better with Umbrellas

Rainy Days

Actually got this frame a week ago at the Oktoberfest in Campbell. The Campbell Oktoberfest... well, they had beer, decent sausages, and (of course) Kettle Corn [1]. This shot taught me a valuable lesson: Basically, the people using umbrellas for light shaping are totally missing out on their utility as a compositional tool. Basically, it made me want to carry an umbrella to hand to people to play with before I photographed them. Or, maybe have umbrella day ever third Thursday?

Thanks to my friends Vince and Olga located at frame right, who were good enough to be unsuspecting participants in the composition.

[1] Naturally, this was the same Kettle Corn at the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, the Folsom Street Fair, the Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival, and the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Evidence of a shadowy guild that controls all street fairs in the Bay Area continues to mount. 

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