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>Last weekend’s trip to NYC with the girls was nothing short of a blast. The photos from the trip speak for themselves.
Check out the slideshow below and make sure to crank up the volume.
(Sidenote: All photos were taken with Viola’s Canon Powershot G12.)
>Directly from Poland, The Magnificent Mazowsze returned to Waterbury, Conn. on Dec.10 at the Palace Theater as part of this magnificent ensemble’s 60th Anniversary Tour. The holiday program included a thrilling display of dazzling movement, vibrant color and stunning beauty.
>I meet some of the most intriguing clients when least expected.
I was at Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar Thursday evening, enjoying drinks and tapas with some friends while listening to a live Latin Jazz Band, Goza. I casually pulled out my big camera and snapped a few photos of my friends. A few minutes later, the bandleader, Dave approached me and asked me if I would like to take some photos of their band. We cut a deal and I took several photos of the band in action and posed.
Before I had a chance to go back to my seat and take another sip of my drink, I was approached by yet another gentleman. Carlos apparently had been watching me from the bar and liked how I “worked” my camera. He was interested in one thing – an Andy Warhol Che Guevara inspired pop art.
“Do you know how to do it?” he asked.
“Yes!,” I answered without a glimpse of hesitation. Even though I’ve never done such thing before and I only sort of knew what he was talking about.
So he hired me. Right then and there. To take a photo of him and turn it in to pop art. The compensation he offered was good. Really good!
Carlos gave me whole thirty seconds of posing before he walked away leaving his business card.
When I sent him the photo proof couple days later, he said he more than loved it.
Check out the photos of the Goza Band, Carlos’ 30-second photo shoot and the pop art that’s being printed on a 36″ x 48″ canvas.
>Diana and Mike Fuller tied the knot in an [blank] ceremony on August 28, 2010 at The Mill on the River in South Windsor. I mean, I’m sure it was wonderful and emotional, filled with joy and laughs … but I wouldn’t know. As usual I was late for the exchange of the marriage vows part. But, more importantly, I did make the cocktail hour and the rest of the party. Below are some of my faves from the wedding.
>Dozynki, also known as Polish Harvest Festival celebrated its 30th year over the weekend. Speaking with one of the members of the Festival Committee, I learned that it’s actually its 29th year since it was started in 1980. One year, the festival was skipped. At the annual Dożynki Harvest Festival, visitors can find yellow and brown amber jewelry from the Baltic Sea, big selection of Polska-branded hats, T-shirts and other souvenirs and of course traditional foods such as smoked kielbasa, pierogi and gołąbki. And mine favorite, potato pancakes.
Weather on Saturday was gorgeous for the opening of Dozynki Festival and the day brought many Poles and non-Poles alike to the Falcon Field in New Britain.
>Twins Days is the largest annual gathering of twins in the world. It takes place in a town of Twinsburg, Ohio and it’s open to all multiples; twins, triplets, quads, identical and fraternal, young and old. Twins Days, Inc. was founded in 1976 and it’s mission is to provide a vehicle for celebrating the uniqueness of twins and other multiples.
Twins Days packs an array of exciting activities for the two-day festival. There’s a Double Take parade, golf tournament, twins contests, twins talent show, twins research, 5K race, wiener roast, raffle, twins group photo, fireworks display and much more. And when the sun goes down, adult twins get together for karaoke and dancing, followed by an after party, and an after-after party.
We, meaning Viola and I have known about such festival for few years and always wanted to attend. Luckily, this year we were finally able to go. We have enjoyed our time in Twinsburg and the festival so much that we plan on making this event an annual destination in the years to come!
>Playing with camera settings to achieve the sunburst effect and silhouettes. Viola, Nick and Oliver were my models.
>So let me explain what’s happening in the photo below.
First off, it’s a very hot Sunday afternoon and Viola (left) and I are cooling off our bums in like 2 inches of water in a kiddie pool. I set my camera on a 10-second self-timer and rush to the pool to take a nice photo with my twin sister. We sit all smiles as the beeping, yellow light on the camera counts down to take the photo. We wait composed and just as the shutter is about to fire, Viola splashes me with a bucket of cold water. All while mainting a nice face to the camera. So evil, that twin sister, Viola!