This past weekend was a bit of a roller coaster. Chris and I went downtown Friday after work for happy hour and hung out at the Harbor people watching for a bit. While we were there, I took the opportunity to collect more photos for my street performer photoblog and shot Brian Rudo and his adrenaline comedy show. Keep an eye on the site and you’ll see some pictures of Brian soon.
I spent mos t of Saturday working. It was supposed to be a trivial change. I figured two hours tops but it turned out to be more troublesome than expected as I ran into road block after road block. Luckily I had a pretty open change window but I still had to involve my management to get approval for a mid-change change. In the evening I got together with my family and handed out group gear for our trip to Havasupai Falls. I’m very excited to be leaving Wednesday night and all the final details are coming together nicely.
On Sunday, I was invited to the Inner Harbor by Evan Young to get some special shots. He was having an audience member propose to his girlfriend during his show and he thought this would be a great photo opportunity. Apparently the guy and his girl had seen the show on their first date and he thought this would be a great way to propose. What a romantic! Evan put together a special bit for the proposal complete with a musical soundtrack that meant something to the couple. The girl was completely surprised and thrilled. The plan worked and she said, “Yes!”.
I arrived early that Sunday and caught the last show from Lisa the Unicycle Lady. I got some shots of her show and she did a great job playing to my camera. She was fantastic at striking a pose in the middle of her show so I could catch it. Her unicycle skills are very impressive and I can definitely appreciate the hard work she’s put into honing her skills.
Sunday was a very fruitful day for Shutter on the Street pictures. I filled up a 4gig and 2gig compact flash card and ate up one of my camera batteries. In total, I took approximately 360 pictures in the three shows that I saw (Lisa’s, and I stayed for two of Evan’s). It was a really good day for taking pictures.
After the shows, I was invited to Mrs. Pam’s birthday party/dinner. Her birthday is the day after my Mom’s birthday. So “Happy Birthday Mrs. Pam!”