Sep 30, 2007 · 11:00 AM
Fort Tryon Park
Hi everyone, just a note to let you know we will be meeting up for the MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL AT FORT TRYON PARK
Download Itinerary and map Description: Rub the rust off thy armor, iron thy chain mail and polish up on ye chivalry because the 2007 MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL AT FORT TRYON PARK will be held on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, from 11:30AM - 6PM! The annual event is sponsored by the City of New York Parks and Recreation and the Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation (a not-for-profit organization). This is the festival's 23nd year! Admission is free. Expected Attendance: 50,000 The festival is a unique chance to experience the medieval period in the most authentic setting this side of the Atlantic. The area around the Cloisters Museum in Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market village where knights in armor, jugglers, jesters, magicians, musicians, storytellers, and puppeteers will perform. A blacksmith, manuscript illuminator, pottery decorator, wood carver and other artisans will demonstrate their crafts. Performers and fairgoers dress in historical costumes. Medieval food is available and craft items will be sold. The afternoon culminates with a jousting event between knights on horseback! Medieval Festival Highlights - The Grand Tilts and a Royal Joust between knights in armor on horseback! Yes, they do knock each other of their horses!* - Acclaimed ensembles and individuals presenting a variety of medieval music, dance and song. - A living chess match featuring medieval mayhem - Magicians worthy of Merlin will cast spells on youngsters of all ages. - Demonstrations on medieval life and fashions as well as one-on-one and group combat. - Medieval Craft Demonstrations and Sales - Medieval style food and drink. video of Medieval Festival 2005
http://www.google.com... This is a great opportunity to test your photography skills in portrait and events photography. Your mock assignment for this event is to pretend you are doing a major photo spread for National Geographic. By the way, this is also a perfect opportunity to test fill-in flash techniques (get a feel for lightening up shadows on the actors faces, experiment, experiment, experiment) Look for the interesting perspective, go for the unusual shot and after it is all done, we will meet for a meal (details coming later) and have turns viewing the pictures on a laptop with a card reader. We will even touch up some of the pictures in Photoshop to see how post processing can improve our pictures. For the more experienced photographers, here is a opportunity to share some of your photography techniques and experiences with those of less experience.