Saturday I went to the Washington Pavilion to a see an exhibit. It was Norman Rockwell prints paintings and sketches, but along side the Rockwell's were black and white photos by Kevin Rivoli. The photos were to capture the simple way of life that Rockwell depict in his paintings. The photos were great! I also met Kevin Rivoli and talked with him a bit about photography and about how he started with photography. We chatted a little more and I told him it is amazing that when a person gets into photography how you start to see things differently. He smiled and shook his head yes..................
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I had a great day at the zoo with a few brave souls last weekend. It was the Great Plains Zoo Christmas for the animals. Yes, it was only 4º out, but the sun was shining making it feel like a balmy, maybe, 10º?
The local zoo residents received assorted treats from a Christmas tree sprayed with blood for the Amur Tigers to Christmas trees with assorted veggies tied to them. Oh, sure, the tigers are always fun to watch, but the one group I had thought about skipping were the bison. I figured it would be non-eventful for them....boy, was I wrong. They were very fun to watch and enthusiastic about their gifts. The tree was dismantled by the prairie monarch in short order. One tree hung upside down from a cover shelter for them and was head butted numerous times!
A few ok shots were captured. it is always hard shooting through chain link fence. Hope you enjoy and by the way, get out and visit the zoo! There are a few new faces there from a black rhino and a giraffe both born last year.