Monday, May 23, 2011

Star Wars Day

This past Saturday was Star Wars Day at the Higgins. When I arrived to take photos, the line to get in was way out the door! All the museum guests looked like they were having a great time with the Star Wars characters who visited from the New England Garrison of the 501st Legion and Alderaan Base of the Rebel Legion. The Higgins Sword Guild and Doshi-Kai Kendo Dojo also joined in for some lightsaber demos. The helmet in the last photo was passed around during a presentation on creating plastic armor. Very cool!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Last Day

Today was my last day as an intern at Higgins. The staff surprised me with a get together over pastry to thank me and wish me luck in the future. Many thanks to them from me as well! Furthermore, this evening was the opening reception and ribbon cutting for the new Castle Quest gallery, which I photographed as usual.

Though there were some challenges throughout the semester, I'm happy I had this opportunity to work with everyone. I also really enjoyed all the events held at the Museum and hope I can continue to photograph these as a volunteer. If/when I do, I will most likely keep updating this blog.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sword Class

As I mentioned before, I attended another sword class to shoot some different weapons, techniques, and students.

At one point, there was a group of students trying the class out for the first time.

Trebuchet Contest

The Museum held a trebuchet contest this weekend. For anyone who does not know, a trebuchet is a Medieval siege device and a type of catapult. Teams built their own trebuchets and were judged on accuracy, coolness, etc. As usual, I was there to shoot photos.