Edmonton is the “City of Festivals” and during the summer, they just keep coming. This past weekend was the Dragonboat festival. It takes place on the North Saskatchewan river, the river that bisects Edmonton into the north side and the south side. The river valley is a great spot to spend the kinder months of summer (which at this stage seems to be just August!), though apparently not at night, but that’s another story I suppose.
Dragonboaters competed all weekend in some of the best weather we’ve seen this year. This was one of the last races of the festival. The three teams are paddling vigorously up-river, which sounds a bit challenging. Seems to me it would be a fair bit nicer to paddle downstream…
From a triptic yesterday to a diptic today and I’m back to Silver Elvis. Both photos are untouched other than a square crop. Elvis has done all the work for me!
A little triptic today featuring a young couple who were paying way more attention to each other than they were to the performers at the International Street Performers Festival in Edmonton.
Chairman Jim hamming it up for my camera at the International Street Performers Festival in Edmonton.
I hope someone out there is still enjoying my portrait series from the International Street Performers Festival. I know I’m enjoying going through the photos. Today’s portrait features the other half of the Kamikaze Fireflies, Casey Martin. In this photo, Casey is looking down on the crowd from atop a jaunty pair of bright yellow stilts.
My portrait series continues from the International Street Performers Festival. Today features the Rob Williams half of the duo called the Kamikaze Fireflies. They entertained the crowd with stilt walking, flaming hoola hoops, fire-breathing, cube spinning, acrobatics, and whipping. Yes, whipping. That’s tricks with a whip as opposed to tricks with cream.
Peter Jarvis is Silver Elvis, at least, this time he was. It seems like Pete Jarvis has a very broad repertoire of characters and performances that he includes in his shows. In his Silver Elvis persona at the International Street Performers Festival in Edmonton, he’s not so much an Elvis impersonator as he is an Elvis simulator!