There were two significant events that happened last week, with one impacting pretty much everyone within a 50 mile radius of Washington, D.C., and one that concerned a small group of like minded artists from Manassas. Let me back track a bit, before I got started with wedding and child photography, I primarily photographed landscapes and had been doing so for the previous several years. Recently, I joined the Manassas Art Guild, where I was able to meet and network with several very talented local artists. About two months ago, I got an opportunity to join with the guild and set up a small art exhibit at the Virginia Wine Showcase to be held in the first week of February. There were six of us there, which gave all of us ample room to display our art, even including my gigantic 20×40 photograph of two grazing horses during sunset.
Coming back to that other event I mentioned earlier, or as it came to be known. “Snowmaggeddon 2010” ( a.k.a “The Snowpocalypse” ), which happened to coincide with our little event and blanket all of the Northern Virginia are with roughly 2-3 feet of snow, reducing our anticipated crowd down to somewhere between 30 and 60 people instead of the anticipated 8-10 thousand. Ordinarily, I’d label this a complete and utter failure, but this was my first exhibit or show of any kind, so even though Phil the groundhog was cranky after his nap and brought this upon us didn’t bother me too much, after all, good or bad, it was still an experience.
Of course, I did manage to take some pictures. Enjoy :)