Four, if you count me. Plus one outlier on the shoulder.
“So what kind of sorcery is that?”
“I’m here to steal your soul,” I said in reply to this stranger dressed as a pirate.
“Aye, not without a fight!”
So this man named Rebel, in full character and accent, proceeds to walk towards me with the posture of a swashbuckler looking for a sword duel. In response I do what I enjoy and what he expects, and that is press the shutter button. It was spontaneous, fun, and it led to the fantastic shot you see here.
This was typical of my experience at The Oregon Renaissance Festival of Hillsboro last Saturday afternoon. The players and guests in costume were colorful in appearance and vibrant in personality. Everyone from the Wonder Wheel operators to the pretzel merchant stayed in character and welcomed the camera.
It was sweet and innocent. The photos came out wonderfully. As for Rebel here, he was simply great.