2014 Arizona Renaissance Festival

I realized I didn’t talk about attending this year’s Renaissance Festival! I can’t believe it! Especially since it’s usually the highlight of the first six months of my year and I make costumes for it months in advance! :P

Every year since 2009 (I believe) I’ve gone to the Arizona Renaissance Festival. I really do enjoy it and have fun taking photos of everything I see. Especially the jousts!

This year’s festival was different because for the first time ever, I bought myself a season pass allowing me to go almost every single day the festival was open. I ended up skipping many days due to illness and general life stuff, but I enjoyed going more than one day! I saw things I never knew happened and I got to generally enjoy the festival instead of constantly snapping photos of everything I saw.

Since I sometimes talk about fun things I’ve done here on my blog, I thought the festival was something of note and a place to post a handful of the photographs I took at the festival. I’ve also been posting the photos I take on my DevantART (You can see the gallery here) but recently I signed myself up for a Flickr account so I could post my photos without being so harsh on myself when it comes to quality level, favorites, will people like it, ect. I usually take so many of them I feel guilty about not sharing more than a handful a year.

The photos I’m including in this post are a small amount of the photos I took at the festival. I’ll include links to the Flickr albums from each day at the end of this post. I also made a page under the photography category of my website with links to the albums as well. That page can be viewed here.

Enjoy!

Statue near the front gate…

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Tartanic during Time Traveler’s Weekend. I like to watch their morning show because they’re great, I don’t hear bag pipes often, and the bag pipes are exactly what I need to fully wake myself up for a day of festival fun. I think I belong to their “Bag Piper’s Anonymous” group of bag pipe addicts because I always run (or speed walk) to watch their morning show…

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And here is my favorite subject to photograph…. the joust! I enjoy taking photos of the action and movement. I try my best to take photos of the knights looking like heroes. Sometimes I succeed. Sometimes I fail. It’s still enjoyable for me and I have fun trying. This year I had the chance to sit back and watch parts of the joust without my camera in my face. It was so nice I want to be able to do it again next year!

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Before I end this post, here are the individual galleries of my festival photos on Flickr…

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