POD: Photograph A Day / Day# 41
– 9/24/11 –
For Photojournalism class, I was assigned to cover an event – the only condition being that it couldn’t be a sporting event, and it had to be open to the public. I had planned out a busy day for myself yesterday, due to the fact that so many interesting events were going to be taking place this weekend, however, the rain continued! I decided not to venture out in the rain, mostly because I didn’t want a whole take (images) to be of people with their heads lowered in an attempt to keep dry. So, I waited until I found an opening. When the rain slowed to a drizzle, I grabbed my camera (wrapped in plastic to stay dry) and headed out to the Liberty Antiques Festival in Liberty, NC.
The festival is held twice a year, the last Friday/Saturday of April and September – and what it is, is an opportunity for sellers to bring their antique… “anything” – to a predetermined, and in this case outdoors, location – for others who enjoy old things to come and buy. This is actually the first time I have been able to attend, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I loved to look at all of the antiques.
The only hinderance – which I happen to think added to the “picture-taking” part of the whole experience – was the mud. Due to all of the rain, and the fact that it was/is an outdoor event, it was extremely muddy in areas. More than one car had to be pushed, and more often than not, shoppers who had ventured in with sandals on their feet – ended up barefoot and carrying their footwear out. Nonetheless, the rain held off while I was photographing and I got some shots that I really liked. Here are some of them: