Dagorhir

On the edge of the Texas Photo Festival I noticed a game of Dagorhir.  The young men were performing full-contact melee fighting with swords, shields and each had their own unique combat costumes.  They were friendly young men and seemed to really enjoy the battle game.  I spoke with these young men after watching them for a moment.  I asked if they would not mind some photos and they happily agreed.   Here is a sampling of those photos.  It was fun to watch.   For others, like myself I included a link in case someone would like to become more familiar with Dagorhir; (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagorhir).

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Glitz Dolls at the Republic of Texas Rally 2016

I really appreciate the pretty young ladies from Glitz Dolls Modeling Agency to take a moment of their day to allow me to take a photo of them at the Rally.  The ladies were kind, friendly and patience as I took a few extra moments to ensure exposure in framing the models and the American flag to try to capture the essence of the moment.  The moment was briefly halted as a gentlemen that I had met early in the day ran into the frame between the ladies to be in the photo and we were all  happy to oblige.   After the shoot I thanked the ladies and continued my journey through the rally looking for moments that I felt represented the rally.

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Welcome to the ROT Rally 2016 Parade in Downtown Austin

This year at the Republic of Texas Motorcycle Parade I wanted to capture a combination of motorcycles and of the riders.  I enjoy the fact that motorcycle riders can be anyone.  One could be your doctor, a teacher, a retired Veteran, a mother, a father, a grandmother, … and the list goes on.  I enjoy the expressions on the riders faces during the parade as much as I enjoy the bikes themselves.  I tried to capture a variation of poses in the captures to provide a glimpse into the Motorcycle parade.  There are over 90 photos.  I hope you enjoy the captures.

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