Friday, December 19, 2014

I visited the docks in Galveston harbor and found these birds (pelicans and cormorants, I believe) roosting on posts and concrete blocks.  Sometimes they would fight over who owned what piece of real estate.





This past year I submitted a portfolio of images to Black & White magazine.  Unfortunately my portfolio was not chosen for the inclusion in their portfolio issue.  However, you can see it in their online website at http://www.bandwmag.com/galleries/bw/contests/17/categories/7?page=2.  It is the second from the left in the top row.  You can also see it on my website at http://cfgardinier.wix.com/cfgardinierphoto.  If you are into black and white photography Black & White is an excellent magazine to either subscribe to, or, as I do, peruse through at Barnes and Noble on occasion.  Anyway, enjoy the images and not just mine.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I just thought I would let everyone know that I now have a website.  It is still under construction. so bear with me as I put some finishing touches on it.  Periodically I will be adding images to the various galleries.  I am also contemplating a variety of other features.  The sight is

http:/cfgardinier.wix.com/cfgardinierphoto
 During the month of November I twice occasioned to attend the Texas Renaissance Fair.  This is not my typical photo shoot kind of event because it is predominantly one of shooting people.  I went any way and I will have to say that the first day was a disaster because I find it difficult to take pictures of people even if they want you to, which they did.  They were not bashful about for a moment.  So the images I show here are from the second day I attended.  A little bit better than the first.  Nonetheless it was a great time.  It is hard to imagine people who are willing to dress up and play barbarian for a day.  Some don't even get paid to do it.  Besides where else could you go and see barbarians, R2D2, Superman, Spiderman, a Wookie.