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Tomato Art Fest

Saturday I hit up the Tomato Art Fest for an hour or so. It was a busy day but I had to make time to go down and see what this event was about. Since it began, I’ve meant to attend each year but this was the first time I actually made it down.

The weather was hot and a little muggy, but the clouds provided a break every now and then and there was a slight breeze that helped a bit. It didn’t stop the crowd from showing up. There were lots of people and quite a few dogs there. Extremely dog friendly environment, something to keep in mind for Trixie next year.

I saw some great art, some great photography and quite a bit of hand made goodness. I saw some people I knew and even one woman I hadn’t seen in many years. Oh yeah, they also have tomatoes.

Here’s a few shots from the festival.

 

Robots love tomatoes, apparently.

Truck rust lust.

The intensity of these pants may not be broadcast safe.

Face in the parade.

One of three.

Reflection in VW Bus windows.

Street Scene

Street Performers July 4th, 2011

Lately I’ve been thinning out my photo library. I’m trying to do it objectively and just get rid of stuff it doesn’t make sense to keep. It feels good to tone down a bit and it’s been a good opportunity to bring some images out of the dark.

My appreciation for street photography has been growing this year. I love the energy out in the city and I’m always surprised at what a wonderful canvas the streets provide.

This was taken on July 4th of this year as I walked around downtown Nashville waiting for the fireworks to start. The fireworks were great and if you haven’t seen the Ken Kesey tribute video I made you can see it here.

Nashville was jumping with people and at the corner of Commerce and 2nd Avenue a dance team had a nice crowd going. They had a car battery with gator clips as a power supply and did some serious moves to the beat.

I snapped several shots of the dancers and the band between the bob and weave of the crowd. This is one of my favorites from the day.

Opryland Hotel

Some images from a recent photo walk at the Opryland Hotel. It’s open for business and doesn’t smell like a flood. Go check it out!