Photography Challenge with Sue Karski

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Week 9 – #36 – Right Place at Right Time

on September 27, 2014



Manatee Art Center – Paint the Town @ Quick Draw res20140927-IMG_6844_7D





While I was out walking around looking for things to fit our themes, I found myself down at the Bradenton River Walk.  On Saturday, Art Center Manatee was having an event – Paint the Town @ Quick Draw – which allowed the artists to paint their vision in 2 hours.


I walked around and looked over their shoulders as they painted.  Painting is not something that I know anything about – except for painting a wall or a house.  I found myself seeing a number of different perspectives to the view of the area.  These painters opened my eyes to some new photographic opportunities.  Now they can leave out things that we would spend hours in photoshop trying to remove, but I am always looking for a new angle (perspective) to use.

As you can see by just the couple of photos I posted, there was the variety of ideas.  The bottom is a panorama of as many of the resulting paintings that I could fit in.  There was quite a turn out for this event.   The gentleman in the maroon shirt was the blue ribbon winner.

They did not have anyone there to photograph the event, so I volunteered a number of my photos for them.   I would say – I was in the Right Place at the Right Time.


21 responses to “Week 9 – #36 – Right Place at Right Time

  1. tnwaltz says:

    You definitely were at the right place at the right time. This looks like a fun event.

  2. shelby1120 says:

    I wishi knew about this one. And you had enough sunshine for the event too. I have friends in from NJ and we hit it pretty well between storms…evennhavingmsunset in the river Thursday night, and beach time Friday…until tonight’s bigger storms. We are lucky to have so many good,events close to home.

    • Sue Karski says:

      Check the Art Center Manatee website – they have their events listed.

      I did not know this until after the event. Yes, we do have some good stuff to do all around us. Have fun with your friends.

  3. elifamily2 says:

    What a great variety of photos! I would have enjoyed watching so many artists at work.

  4. Marie Lough says:

    What a fun event to happen on. Since we missed it, I’m glad you were there to share this with us. Great photo representation of their art.

  5. preed913 says:

    I expect they will be thrilled with their photos – how perfect for the theme!

  6. gwong1 says:

    Sue, They were lucky to have you volunteer your time for them. In your fourth image, I believe they are using my first tripod, a Velbon, as an easel stand. I have not had it out of the bag in years, perhaps I should see if I could sell it. Gary

  7. hydragirl818 says:

    I had learned about the event and wanted to attend, but was out of town. So happy I didn’t have to totally miss it. 🙂

    • Sue Karski says:

      Ahh – check my facebook page for more photos. I sent them to the art center for their facebook page, but they wanted them sent to a lady and it might be a day or two before they post since the email address they gave me was wrong.

  8. Terry says:

    I always like the color in your photos. We have a lot of talent in this area, whether photographing or painting the local scenery.

  9. thegatorgal says:

    I would say the artists were in the right place at the right time to have you stroll by and offer your very talented services! Lucky them! And by the way, I know many people (my husband!) would disagree with me, but I see many similarities in artists who paint the same scene and photographers who do the same. I do see photography as an art. How else can the same scene turn out with many different angles, perspectives, compositions, etc.?

  10. karenelee says:

    I’d say so too! Lucky artists also to have you photograph their pieces.

  11. Sue Karski says:

    Why thank you. They did the hard work, I just walked around having fun.

  12. Great photos! Great event! Great photographer and artists.

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