Red poppies everywhere.
I joined in on a photo stroll with a new club I learned about a few months back.
The Round Rock Image Creators had their first walk yesterday in Georgetown. Yup. Right smack dab in the middle of the town’s annual Poppy Festival.
A short drive from our house, I got there about 8 a.m. to make sure I could park near Town Square. Good strategy.
I slowly made my way to the neighborhood just north of all the festival activities, shooting my Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 with the Thingyfy Pinhole Pro S11 attached.
Today is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. I wanted to make sure I had a few shots in the can if I don’t get a chance to get out.
After about 45 minutes of walking around I headed back to the Escape to switch cameras for the stroll. I also brought the Panny GX8 with the ƒ2.8/12-40 Pro.
Anyway, a small group of folks from the club met at the north steps of the courthouse and proceeded to walk pretty much the same route I had earlier, but this time around the streets were abuzz with people and vehicles lined up for the Festival’s parade.
Naturally, I lost the RRIC group somewhere along the line.
That made for lots of good shooting. And, naturally, I lost the RRIC group somewhere along the line.
Perfect timing, just like when I organized a stroll around the Day of the Dead parade in Austin back in November of 2011. Shooting in the staging area makes for a lot of up-close and unscripted moments.
I got to meet Chet Garner of Daytripper fame – one of my fave PBS shows here in Central Texas.
I didn’t stay for much longer and was able to get out of Georgetown without any problems, traffic-wise.