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Throwback Thursday

Snowy day in Ashland, Oregon (February 2011)

OSF Elizabethan Theatre in the snow

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival from Lithia Park on a winter day (Ashland, Oregon)

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Today’s photo is from February of 2011.

Welcome to OSF

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, Oregon)

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Today’s photo is from the last time I saw a play in the outdoor Elizabethan Theatre (which is now closed until next year). I went mainly to see Scott Kelly.

Hamlet @ OSF

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Danforth Comins (Hamlet) and Scott Kelly (Gravedigger) in Ashland’s Elizabethan Theatre (Photo by Jenny Graham)

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You are down to just a dozen or so chances to catch Hamlet at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this year.

First off, I must admit that I’m not a fan of play going myself. I’ve been to 20 or so plays over the 16 years I’ve lived in Ashland. I typically go only because my arm has been twisted and the tickets are free. That’s not to say the quality of OSF isn’t excellent. It is. I’m just too ADD for sitting through long-winded plays that I usually don’t understand. I normally enjoy the first few minutes, taking in the set and hard work that went into the creation of such works, and then wish I were anywhere else doing anything else for most of the duration.

Such was not the case with Hamlet, which I saw this past Thursday evening and thoroughly enjoyed. A few things made Hamlet an exception to my general play-going experience. First, six or so guitars were the only thing visible on the stage before the show began. I think I have seen some of those guitars before. Second, Hamlet is more interesting to me than most of Shakespeare. (If you aren’t familiar with Hamlet, be sure become acquainted with it BEFORE seeing the live performance.) Third, Comins was excellent as Hamlet. Finally, Scott Kelly.

My only complaint is I wish there was a bit more of Scott Kelly in the performance. Sure he was visible 95% of the time, but I wish he was doing his thing most of the time. During the standing ovation, I thought it was pretty cool that Neurosis’s “Zero” was playing. Was I the only one there that realized this fact? Probably.

A few tickets remain to the final performances, including some for as little as $30.

P.S. To the powers that be at OSF,

I would love to shoot one of these final performances. I can do it without flash like a fly on the wall. No one in the audience will even know I am there. I think I can come up with some amazing photos (especially without a moon like this past Thursday night). Imagine something like this or this with a sky full of stars like this. Hit me up.

Tempest @ OSF Green Show

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Tempest @ OSF Green Show (6/15/16)

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Not my finest piece of concert photography, in fact it’s probably my worst in 5+ years, but that’s what happens when you only have your cell phone, aren’t near the stage, and the lighting isn’t good.

However, Tempest was lots of fun. They were perhaps the loudest Green Show I’ve ever been to. And they are playing again at the Green Show on Friday (6/17/16). I will be at Britt shooting Eric Burdon & The Animals though.

Ashland Danceworks @ OSF Green Show

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Aisha Wand of Danceworks @ Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show (6/21/14)

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Springtime in Ashland

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Cherry blossoms at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Lithia Way in the snow

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Snowy Ashland, Oregon

Today’s photo is a little more than two years old. This is one of the last photos I took with my old LX3 before upgrading to DSLR technology.

It’s not often that you see the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s heraldic banners in the snow since the banners don’t go up until late February (when OSF begins), and Ashland gets most of its snow before then.

More pics and video from Ashland’s MLK Jr. Holiday Celebration 2013

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Ashland Dance Works @ Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration

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OSF company Rodney Gardnier, Chavez, Eduardo Placer, and Christina Robinson lead “Rosa Sat”

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You can see me take this photo very early in the video below

Photos from Ashland’s Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration 2013

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Actor Jerome Preston Bates @ Ashland’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

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La Clinica Health Care board president, Phil Michael, one of many “community protectors”

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Actress Christina Acosta Robinson reads and sings @ Martin Luther King, Junior Holiday Celebration

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Ashland Armory crowd waits for the celebration to begin

More photos from Ashland’s MLK Birthday Celebration can be found here.

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