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2016 Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival

July 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

David attended the Wildflower Arts and Music Festival in Richardson’s Galatyn Park in May (http://wildflowerfestival.com/index.html). Here are a few of his favorite images:

 

Frampton Bass DrumFrampton Bass DrumPeter Frampton Bass Drum

I'm drawn to the details on stage...the unique instruments, road weary cases with labels from forgotten towns and long ago shows, insignia, a strip of cloth tied to the microphone, lights and neatly labeled cables.  Sure, the band is a fantastic subject as well, but the environment helps set the stage...pardon the pun...

This bass drum head from Frampton's show is one of the coolest I've seen.  I believe this will wind up printed and hung somewhere.  I love the iconic message of a electric Les Paul depicted by another instrument....classic.

 

Concert CrowdConcert CrowdWildflower! Concert Crowd
Let's face it...a show without a crowd is a little like a tree falling in the woods with no one around to hear it.  The crowd brings its own energy and visual/audio element to the event.  Doesn't everyone love it when the lead singer stops singing and holds the mic out to the crowd during the chorus?  It's also why stage lighting includes large banks of lights meant to highlight the masses hugging the front of the stage.  It's a great photo opp with the magnificent contrast & colors...

 

Artist at KeyboardDennis DeYoung at KeyboardDennis DeYoung at Keyboard
The amazing power of a talented musician...mesmerizing a throng of concert goers.  After the first 3 songs the pit in front of the stage must be cleared.  While walking around behind the stage I grabbed the opportunity to capture a maestro at his instrument.  His movements were as nimble and certain as that of a surgeon performing a procedure he invented & perfected.

 

Drummer's ViewDrummer's ViewDrummer's View

Drummer's view....just wow....

 

SunglassesSunglasses and CrowdSunglasses and Crowd
Ever wonder what the performer sees?  Wonder no more....

 

Passionate FanPassionate FanPassionate Fan
A true & passionate fan rocks with one his favorite bands...

David did a guest blog post on Wildflower!'s website. Go here to see it: https://wildflowerfestival.blogspot.com/2016/07/adrenaline-junkie-photographer-clicking.html


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