This weekend was fantastic, even when considering the fact that our Montreal tournament was canceled due to the mass amounts of rain we got during the week.
Saturday night, I headed to UVM’s a cappella performance, featuring the Hit Paws, Cat’s Meow, and Top Cats. With me were Kruti and Sarah, two other photographers for The Cynic, and we spent the night snapping photos and enjoying the fantastic music. I have mixed feelings about my photos – anyone else who has gone through “the learning stages” of photography can relate to my pain – a dimly lit room, movement, no flash, and red lights amount to a lot of frustration and difficulties – particularly blurring and noise. Finally I was able to set my ISO and shutter speed up well enough to get down to work. My saving grace from that night is my ability to digitally edit photos (still working with iphoto… I miss having lightroom on my computer!) Between Kruti, Sarah, and I, I have a feeling the photo we use for the article won’t come from me, but I really enjoyed the experience nonetheless – as is every photo expedition, it was a great opportunity to learn more about my camera, its functions, and photo composition.
Then, on Sunday, the Greenhouse Residential Learning Community had their annual Harvest Festival. We headed out to the YCC Barn in Richmond for contra dancing, spoon whittling, pumpkin carving, mushroom hunting, frisbee throwing, and chowing down on delicious local foods – chicken, tofu, salad, home made stew, delicious bread, baked butternut squash, fresh pressed cider, homemade ice cream with apple crisp… the list just goes on and on. It was a beautiful afternoon, sunny in the mid-50’s, and it felt so good to spend the day out in the fresh air.
And with that, I leave you with about 20-something photos from these two events! I tried to narrow it down to the best, and still ended up with so many… it’d be impossible to pick just one from each. And besides… it’s more fun to look at more photos anyways! So without further ado…
Oh, and click on the pictures! They look so much better viewed larger!