An unlikely opportunity was gifted me while photographing this bridge. The afternoon was quiet with no one else around. The kind of day I prefer when I need mental rest. A man arrived and began posting signs in the area. I assumed he was a real estate agent as I've seen them before so I didn't pay any attention to the information he displayed.
He then asked where I was from and when I told him he informed me that he was promoting a small intimate Bluegrass concert at a community church about a mile away. I don't know much about Bluegrass music but, when he told me who one of the artists were, I was taken back. Mike Compton was one of the artists. If you've ever seen the movie: "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", or at least heard the soundtrack, Mike Compton is the Mandolin player you hear in most of the songs. The soundtrack won the Grammy for Album Of The Year in 2002.
To make a long story short, I called my wife and asked if she would be interested. She was! Later that night we were privileged to be in an audience of about 30 who sat on hard metal folding chairs in an old dingy church gymnasium located out in the middle of nowhere while being entertained for over two hours by one of the masters of Bluegrass. I couldn't believe it was happening.
Here He Is: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVGQtNemwnc
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This was photographed during the Team Roping event at the Pendleton Round-Up. It includes two riders even though there's just one pictured here. The other rider is close behind. This guy is the "Header", the person who ropes the front of the steer, usually around the horns. I got a kick outta the headgear (Horn Wraps) of the Steers. I dunno, are they funny, cute, or both? =)
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Happy Whimsical Wednesday, everyone!
While en route to my car after a long day of wandering the streets with a camera, this went zooming by. Now, my camera was off due to a low battery and, because it was low and I was heading to the car anyway, I had placed a lens cap on, too.
Fortunately, no one saw me or had a video camera because the struggle to vigorously switch-on my camera, remove the lens cap from a 70-200, and tweak several settings made me bumble like a drunk Dudley Moore from the movie, "Arthur".
By the time my camera was ready they must have been 100 yards from me. I shot anyway, though. This was the best out of all. The focus is a little soft for my taste but I feel the moment makes the picture. Hmmmm.....................Prom Night?
Sing With Me Now: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb1hkGLrFG8
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Black Leggings? Check!
Lower-Leg Tattoo? Check!
Nordstrom Shopping Bag? Check!
Water Bottle (Behind Nordstrom Shopping Bag)? Check!
Cross-Legged Pose While Waiting For Traffic? Check!
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