Friday, October 2, 2009

CanalFest/RailFest 2009

Three Days Of The Festival

Last weekend I spent a lot of time as a volunteer and event photographer at the annual CanalFest/RailFest 2009. The hours were long but I had a great time. The following seven photos sort of gives you an idea of what the weekend was like.

The first two photos represent Friday, the second two is Saturday and the last three looks at Sunday. Friday started with rain and overcast skies. Between that and the rain on Saturday the dampness, uh, maybe I should say very wet weather, put a damper on the whole affair. So, the Festival was not quite the success as it could have been.

Having said that, those that did show up had a great time, even with the rain, and the entertainment was great. Enough with the words lets get to the photos.

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6:30 AM 

The Hillbilly Gypsies

Saturday Morning Train Pull

3:00 Rain Fest

Sunday Sunshine

Happy Artisian

Quiet Festival Park
All of these photos, except for the 6:30 AM one, were taken with a DSLR and an 18 - 70mm lens. The 6:30 AM photo was taken with a DSLR and a 50mm f/1.8 lens.

I took a lot of photos over the weekend and, in addition to these, you can see many more photos of the Festival here.. RiffsPics Gallery. The photos are broken down in three sections, each representing one day of the Festival. If you follow through you will basically see when each day begins and ends. All of the photos at that site are just as they came out of the camera; no optimization of any kind was done to them.

I'm already on board for next year and look forward to seeing and working with an even larger CanalFest/RailFest Festival 2010. In the meantime there is much more going on in my world and I hope to keep you posted to as many events as I can.

Yeah, this is my world and you are welcome to it.


  1. what a pleasure to watch your world. Love these stolen moments of American Way of Life.
    Happy you are better !

  2. Thanks Juan, glad you like them. It's great having friends around the world; we get to see how others live and what each of our own little world is like :-)