Category Archives: Summer Solstice

今までに最高の一年は?

event_28sp2010年。これはサンタバーバラ市のサマーソルステスパレードの様子である。ダンサーのコスチュームは、美しく明るいオレンジ色に明るい青色、そしてアクセントのゴールドがあちらこちらに。こんないい写真が撮れたような一年だから、写真的に言えば2010年は僕の最高の年だ。Vanessa Isaac

皆さんもそんな一年がありますか?

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SBJPG – Finally, Summer Solstice Parade.

Again, it was moo-moo hot in the morning of Summer Solstice Parade last weekend, but by noon there was bright Summer Sun over Summer Solstice Parade. SBJPG was there to document the thing and have fun. Fun I did have, nice to be able see the entire parade from the start to the end from a relatively comfortable location with no running around and up and down on the hot asphalt paved road. I was shooting the parade as a part of SBJPG Photographic Workshop on Event Photography. (It wasn’t a job = Total control on every aspects of the shoot) client cuz I was the client) “Behind the Summer Solstice Parade” was an Event Photography Workshop (a part of professional development series)   <{more images coming later}>
 This year’s parade theme was “Jungle”

                  At first I thought they were Cows, then I realized they were Zebras.

                 Tall Man

                 Nurse

 Elvie was a Witch last year.

                  Tall Woman

Santa Barbara’s own Roller Derby Ladies: SB Mission City Brawlin’ Betties!!

                   One of my fave.

 My favorite dance group, Hip Brazil. I was with them last year.

 I saw Rod singing to his guitar last night at Peabody’s.  Here, he shoots.

                  Just like any babies, I too like shiny things.

 and round things.

 Lots of round things.

 Summer Solstice’s own resident artist: Pali and his creation behind.

                   Pali’s big yellow ball with aerial dancer inside.

Bob, traffic control in charge, he often gives me extra few minutes (with many other events as well) which he will not do with general public.  I thank you for trusting my professionalism, Sir!  I will NOT abuse your kindness.

                     The tail end of the parade.

 One consistent view at every and all events and parades

                  I think I paid for one of the windshield wiper on this street cleaner.

More images to come later, in a mean time enjoy images from previous year’s parade.  Here are links:

 

 

2010 Summer Solstice Parade Update1 
2010 Summer Solstice Parade Update2
2010 Summer Solstice Parade Update3

 

Summer Solstice Poster -1st draft

So this is 20×30 and its image size has always been 2.5 inches by 4 inches with 36 images, but this time due to number of images I used I had to re-template it and re-size each image to 2.5 inches by 3.375 inches to fit 42 images into a 20×30 poster size.  I think the images are bit too small (?) but might work….I’ll see how it goes.  I will have it printed and ready to view if any of you interested in checking it out before purchase.  Normally I make 30×40 posters with 42 images but since I had already said I’d make 20×30 posters, I just wanted to be ready for it.  I’d make 30x40s if enough people want that size, so let me know.

click image to enlarge

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Summer Solstice Parede – Update 4 (Wall of Fame)

Here you go, you beautiful Samba Dancer you, images from our Wall of Fame Session (Studio Session) are here.   I’ve made my selections of top 3 from each and every one of you but there are over 1700 images (of Wall of Fame Session, plus 700 images from the parade and its rehearsal), so if you like to see them all (!) scroll down to find out how.  I will be making the poster (Wall Of Fame) that I’ve mentioned before, so stay tuned!

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To view all images, go to online gallery.  click here.

Vanessa’s Hip Brazil

Wall Of Fame

“Wall of Fame” is a photography service sort of like deluxe version of prom photography that let you be whatever do whatever anything goes, and is always a big hit at any events. Just explore your alter ego, and be formal, semi-formal, informal, funky, spunky, cool, goofy, sexy, cute, pretty, DMV-ish, wild, crazy, single, group, brothers, sisters, family and more!  It’s definitely a fun time for everybody!  Simon says, “Get your freaky Paula Abdul on” (or not).

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Summer Solstice Parade – Update 3 (misc.)

These are miscellaneous images of anything else but Vanessa’s Hip Brazil Dance Troop, and a Venetian Dancer/Undercover Photographer (me!) at work shot by SBIPG members as well as Lizeth (my friend), and Mureen (my friend).  Thank you guys!!!   Click to enlarge.

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Summer Solstice – Rehearsal 1
Summer Solstice – Rehearsal 2
Summer Solstice – Rehearsal 3
Summer Solstice – Final Dress Rehearsal 4
Summer Solstice – Supplemental 1
Summer Solstice – Supplemental 2
SUMMER SOLSTICE – SUPPLEMENTAL 3
Summer Solstice Parade – (Finally!)
Summer Solstice Parade – Update 1

Summer Solstice Parade – Update 2

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Summer Solstice Parade – Update 2

Yep, here’s the update on Vanessa’s Hip Brazil Dance Troop for Summer Solstice Parade 2010.  Hallelujah!!!  Click to enlarge.

Whew!  ….. and there’s more.  Wait for Wall of Fame Session (Individual Dancer Studio Session) for few more days.  I will post them here and Online Gallery Store where you can purchase individual digital files as well as prints if you wish.  After I produce the Poster (Vanessa’s Hip Brazil Dance Troop for Summer Solstice 2010), I will let you guys know about that as well.  The link will be distributed to all of you after the 4th of July weekend.

Summer Solstice – Rehearsal 1
Summer Solstice – Rehearsal 2
Summer Solstice – Rehearsal 3
Summer Solstice – Final Dress Rehearsal 4
Summer Solstice – Supplemental 1
Summer Solstice – Supplemental 2
SUMMER SOLSTICE – SUPPLEMENTAL 3
Summer Solstice Parade – (Finally!)
Summer Solstice Parade – Update 1
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Summer Solstice Parade – Update 1

I must thank Vanessa for giving me totally creative control as a photographer while I was under her spell…I mean with her Hip Brazil Dance Troop for Summer Solstice Parade.  I was one of the Venetian Dancer/Undercover Photographer to get some kick ass shots from within.  (ie: killer angles and extra attention from dancers)  Thank you thank you Vanessa.  You are a dancer with true rhythm inside of you, not only you dance but also your hands, fingers, elbows, knees and your smile dance, and express true joy of being alive.  It was such a pleasure to dance with you and to work with you.  Thank you my fellow creative individual you.  You inspired me.  (I’m sure many people feel the same way)

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Vanessa's Hip Brazil Dance Troop.

Our Venetian Dancer leader, Celeste is coming. Watch out!

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My excellent photographic assistant Gary carrying around my step ladder. He is my right hand, right arm, wing man, number one whatever you call it, that's him. Thanks Gary!!!.

I almost fell from my step ladder.

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"Kenjiiiii, get OUT!!".

My friend Penny at work.

Watermelon is definitely better for him

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Kaitaaaaaaaah!!!.

Yippy!.

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To view all  images (298 images), click HERE

To view all Wall of Fame (Individual Dancer Studio Session), click HERE

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Vanessa’s Hip Brazil

Summer Solstice

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