Monday, February 1, 2010

That's My World Tuesday / Some Artists to Meet

 
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this past weekend at the Southwest Art Festival in Indio, California.  
I had a fabulous time with my camera!  
I have posted several art pieces that caught my eye and have so much more to post over the days to come.  Meeting some of the artists was very special.  
I am posting some of them at work with their craft on this post.


 
  
  
This little girl enjoyed watching this artist for quite a long time.

  
We were so amazed at the beautiful photography displayed here. 
The photographer, Youssef Ismail, is from northern California and hosts weekend photo trips to breath taking places. 
I thought this camera was just an "old" camera on display for historical purposes.  
I was wrong! 
This camera belongs to the photographer and is used exclusively.  
 No digital for this photographer!

 I have his card and website link just in case I decide to go on one of the weekend trips.
   Youssef Ismail's website is: http://www.organiclightphoto.com/
The photography on this website is breath-taking and well worth a visit!
He joked about people spending more time photographing him with this camera than taking their own photographs of the amazing landscape before them!
  
And, this man!  
Wow!  
What hauntingly beautiful sounds came from this flute...
which he crafts himself. 

  

25 comments:

ewok1993 said...

this is my idea of a fun day.

Vicky said...

You had a great day, so much fun!!! And your photos are marvelous. thanks for sharing!!!

Stine in Ontario said...

The weather must have been perfect! This does look like a fun festival!

Riet said...

Great pictures in lovely weather, wish I was there.

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous, fun trip! Wow! I would love to go there, too! Your photos are terrific as always, Carolyn! Thanks for sharing such a great day!

Sylvia

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I enjoy going to arts and crafts festivals. The paintings are beautiful. I find myself taking photographs of people painting too.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carolyn: Great captures at the show, those old cameras can still capture the magic.

Vicki ~ FL said...

One of my favorite places to spend a day (besides the beach, of course) photographing artists at work. Great captures, Carolyn.

Louise said...

Looks like a fun day! I love art fests.

Ebie said...

Such talented artists. This is my kind of fun day!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful creations. Each one of them unique and beautiful.

SandyCarlson said...

These are amazing photos.

Carver said...

The art festival looks like so much fun and you got some wonderful shots.

Bull Rhino said...

What great shots at the festival. What is that green stuff all over the ground there? It seems vaguely familiar but I haven't seen it in so long I just can't remember. I'll be back more often now, instead of just for Photohunter. Thanks for visiting and your kind comments.

Scott

magiceye said...

beautifully composed and shot!

sunnymama said...

Great collection of artistic shots! Love the picture of the little girl watching. :)

NatureFootstep said...

this was lovely, thank for sharing it :)

Regina said...

Such a wonderful time. Great post and captures.

maryt/theteach said...

You must have had a wonderful, exciting day, Carolyn! Great festival! :) Thanks for visiting my MWT post!

wncmountainliving said...

Love going to art festivals. Lovely that so many were actually working so that you could watch!

Tes said...

What fun you guys had! So many talented people and lots of beautiful art to feast your eyes on. And we even get a glimpse of it. Thanks for sharing, Caroline!

happilyretired said...

I love art festivals and appreciate you sharing your weekend visit with us virtually through your beautiful photo series. I would have been tempted by those colorful spheres ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Carly said...

I love your beautiful and colorful pictures today! Looks like a fun event!

KMOYMAMA said...

Looks like you and Jerry had a great time at the Art Festival. Isnt it hard to photograph people in such places?

Youssef Ismail said...

Hello Carolyn,

Some how I found the photo you made of me at the Southwest Arts Festival standing with my camera. Thanks! But hey, post the link to my site so others may enjoy the photographs made with that "old" camera. I am glad you enjoyed the show, hopefully we will see you there again next year, if I don't see you sooner in one of my classes.