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Eden Festival, Photos and Birthday Card

The Cracked Man played at Eden Festival this past weekend.

One of the frustrating things for me as a phtographer and musician is I've yet to figure out how to take a photo of us while I'm playing. Fortunately I was able to hand my camera over to my friend and fellow photographer, Chloe, who took some lovely shots of us.

The Cracked Man playing in Rabbie's Tavern

However, the best thing about playing at festivals is that in return for performing for around 30 to 40 minutes (which is huge fun in its own right), I have the rest of the weekend to wander around with my camera, taking photos and listening to some great music.

Here's a wee selection of the images I took, but you can find more on my Facebook page, here:

I missed the powder paint war, but there were plenty of casualties...

The can-can

The pink panther as I'd never seen him before

Submotion Orchestra

Zoë Bestel and her new coat.

Today also happens to be the 20th birthday of my wee bouncing baby boy, Rogan. Not so wee now, on the one hand it's difficult to believe 2 decades have passed since he was born, and on the other it feels like I can't remember a time in my life when he wasn't a part of it.

In a tradition established many years ago, I usually make a birthday card for him by Photoshopping him into some image reflecting his tastes of the time. Previous cards have included him as Wolverine from The X Men, Orlando Bloom in Pirates of the Caribbean, and Dr Who. Last week we went to the cinema to see the latest Mad Max movie, which we both thoroughly enjoyed....

Mad Max, or Raging Rogan?


Hindsfeet said...

love the "new coat" a butterfly............longing for a little "butterfly"......maybe also a new coat......wish me that.....

I wish you wonderful,
as always my friend,
Liz ~*

neena maiya (aka guyana gyal) said...

It's not only about music at the Eden Festival, eh?

I'd have fun looking at the people, their clothes, attitude. You've got some here. Nice.

It's sweet the way Rogan goes along with your ideas, he has your spirit of adventure and fun, it seems. Or is it from both parents?

hope said...

Okay, the Pink Panther is slightly disturbing. :) But I do love the festive feel of it all.

Happy Belated birthday to Rogan...who is much more eye catching than his co-star. :)

Kim Ayres said...

Liz - wishing you a new coat! I've always fancied a long, full length leather coat - Matrix style :)

Guyana-Gyal - At least 75% of people who go to Eden Festival dress up to some extent, whereas most other festivals I've been to it's usually about 15-20%.

All Rogan needed to do for this image was let me take his photo and stand there while I worked out the lighting. Then I pasted him into a Mad Max image :)

Hope - they have similar hair styles though... ;)

Pat said...

Love Zoe's style - it's the way she puts it all together. Kudos..

Kim Ayres said...

Pat - Zoe does have a flair for it :)

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