Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Dragonfly Festival

I had the privilege of photographing the 2nd annual Ashland Dragonfly Festival.  This is a free fair put on by the Ashland Arts Alliance.  The August 15 event began at 4 in the afternoon and continued 'till dusk. Included were several music performances, dancing, vendors selling their crafts, floating torches and luminary lights on Mill Pond, plenty of food to eat, face painting, and many more fun activities.  I took over 600 pictures with my Olympus gear, and 12-40mm lens.  I've chosen to share with you the following images.  Enjoy!

Happy Dancing

Indian Pose

Mid-Dance Pose

Another Mid-Dance Pose

The Official Lighting of the Floating Fire

Pond and Sky Perspective

Colorful Sari

Torch Between the Shores

All Smiles

Clapping to the Beat

Evening Sky

Drum Circle Participants

Drum Connection Leaders

Late Afternoon Sun

Check Out the Fire!


Mother and Daughter Drumming; Father Looks On

Drum City

Relaxing by the Pond

Long Tresses

Contagious Laughter

Floating Lights

Floating in the Sky

Just Out of Reach

The Festival Winds Down

Quiet Returns

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  1. Dragon Fly festival looks magical! Phil, the pictures are amazing! You really caught the joy and the excitement of the event!

  2. Thanks Tonya! I'm glad that message comes across from the photos. It was indeed a special event.