Photos of Bayfest 2004 some of which will be in this week’s Brooklyn Skyline. Was a nice day out, took photos of the Bayfest in Sheepshead Bay as well as some pictures of “local color”. Was a very hot day out, though. I think one of my favorite’s is the one with this post. Even the fishing boats are careful.
They didn’t do a Blessing of the Fleet — BIG (Bay Improvement Group) claims that only 3 boats showed up last year, even though everyone said they showed up. People with family on the boats say that BIG shows no consideration for the poor guys trying to make a living — they schedule the Blessing at a time when the boats would be out. They would have to take a day off of work, for this event. Just not worth it, to them. I don’t blame them, it’s hard work, it’s seasonal, you have to make your money where you can. Other rumours out there were that it would be the last one, ever. There was no lot full of concessions, as I heard there were in prior years. Indeed, I could only buy Arizona Iced Tea from the BIG table. None of the people you would find at a street fair of any sort. Ended early, too.
No information on the art show, either. I would have considered getting a little setup for my photography — although yes, there were photographers better than me there, there were others that I would have considered my equal, and maybe I would have said my stuff was better/more interesting. Besides, I have a HUGE gallery of Sheepshead Bay photos. Locals might have been interested. Been talking to a local painter, we’re both going to investigate this further, selling stuff around here, at the very least getting into the next art show. IF we could find out when it is.