Downloaded some slideshow software for my portrait photography business and couldn’t resist putting together a show of images of wildflowers that I photographed at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison Indiana.
Finally the weather is changing and I won’t have to rely on past years photographs of wildflowers to keep my sanity I should be getting out by the first of the week and things should really be popping by then !!
Hope you enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed capturing all of these beautiful specimens of wildflowers, if you are ever in Southern Indiana you definitely have to make a stop at Clifty Falls especially in early spring it is one the most beautiful Sate Parks in the Midwest and a must stop on your vacation list !!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 86,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
I thought maybe since I attended the event I might share some photography from the weekend. The weather was perfect and another large crowd attended the event, many beautiful pieces of art were found all along the venue along with great food and live performers made the day great for the entire family.
The Chautauqua draws thousands of visitors from across the Midwest each year bringing with it an untold amount of revenue not only for the exhibitors but the local economy as well. It has also become somewhat of a family reunion for locals in the Madison Indiana area, many have moved on to other jobs, retirement and school but every September a large number of our former residents seem to make their way back to their home to take in the beautiful display of Art and a chance to catch up with family and friends !!
So if you get a chance late next September try stopping by for a visit or a reunion and also take in the beautiful Art that graces the tree lined streets of Madison Indiana’s Chautauqua of the Arts. The dates for next year are September 28 & 29.
The Madison Chautauqua features artwork that is handmade and individually designed by the artist. Come and see the beautiful paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, weaving, folk art, jewelry, wood, baskets, clay, glass, paper, leather and wearable art!
You will also find a wonderful array of ethnic foods that line the waterfront along with music and other performance artists.
You can also stroll the tree lines streets to visit and view the beautiful Architecture that makes Madison one of the most celebrated National Historic sites.
And while you are in town you can also stop by my studio and view some of my work at 201 West Main Street, is that a plug or what !!
Seriously the weather looks to be great and the town definitely puts on a show it is really worth the drive if you are close..Hope to see you here !!
Thought I might share a few images from the Fireworks from last Saturday Night here in Madison Indiana. It was actually still a bit too hot for me to venture out to photograph the annual fireworks in my home town but the lure of an image or two puled my from the comfort of my 72 air conditioned home out into the 100 degree early evening heat.
I wanted to try to be a little different and add something else to the regular fireworks pics, I wanted to add something of my hometown to give it a sense of scale. I started with the Old Courthouse but the fireworks were just too far away, from there I walked toward the river and came up with these shots looking down Jefferson street towards the river.
I stood in the median on Highway 421 to get these and after firing off a few I was asked kindly by the local police to move along, now what kind of trouble could little old me create standing in the middle of a busy highway cause lol…I understood and it was no big deal they were just doing their job. But I did manage to get some cool shots from that position and these are the ones I liked best !!
Shooting the fireworks were a blast but it just wasn’t the fireworks that made for the great shots , shooting at night can be very rewarding for you if use long exposures , a sturdy tripod and a remote release, so if your looking for something new to add to your photography portfolio try shooting at night !!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look and for best viewing click on the image for it’s largest size !!