The Roving Photographer Art Show



Some news from my other website, where I share my personal work and talk photography:

One of the images that I'll have printed for First Friday.

Just one of the images that will be on display during First Friday.

The Roving Photographer – local photographer Brent Pennington presents a collection of his personal work, which focuses on nature and landscape photographs from his adopted home here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Printed in a variety of mediums including canvas and metal, the images represent Pennington’s vision, his interpretation of NEPA’s natural areas, wildlife, and conservation efforts through which he roams.

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TLCPoV Outtakes



BRENT PENNINGTON Kelly Farrell, Emily Maier, & April Holgate pose for the promotional shoot of "The Last Cocktail Party of Venus," held at The Vintage on the evening of 09 July 2013.

TLCPoV – which is the short way of saying “The Last Cocktail Party of Venus” – is coming up fast!  I shared some photos from the promo shoot in the original post a couple of weeks ago, but wanted to share some of the outtakes from the session as well.

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The Big Damn Cookout



BRENT PENNINGTON Bacon cooking on the grill at the Big Damn Cookout, held at Whiskey Bacon member Leni Konstas' home in Dallas, PA, on the afternoon of 29 June 2013.

Yes, that is exactly what it appears to be – bacon cooking on a grill!  Because really, could anything be more awesome?  (Speaking as someone who got to eat it, the answer to that question is an unconditional “no”.)

Back at the end of June, some of the wonderful folks from Whiskey Bacon held a BBQ.  They had me right there.  I mean come on, die-hard foodies with a deep-seated love of bacon, throwing a BBQ…there’s no chance that this won’t be incredible.  And it was.  Of course.

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The Last Cocktail Party of Venus



BRENT PENNINGTON Kelly Farrell, Conor O'Brien, & Emily Maier pose for the promotional shoot of "The Last Cocktail Party of Venus," held at The Vintage on the evening of 09 July 2013.

Desmond & Ophelia are a young couple.
Desmond & Ophelia are throwing a cocktail party.
Desmond & Ophelia love mint juleps.
Desmond & Ophelia probably hate you.
You are invited to their cocktail party.

Break our your black dresses, ties, and jackets because on August 1oth The Vintage is presenting its latest production, “The Last Cocktail Party of Venus.”  Written by Conor O’Brien, co-owner of The Vintage, this is more than a performance – it’s an experience.  Presented as a semi-interactive experience, “The Last Cocktail Party of Venus” is part storytelling, part catharsis, and partly an intoxicated mess of secrets.

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NEPA BlogCon 2013 Launch Party



BlogCon 2013 Logo

NEPA BlogCon is gearing up for their 2013 conference.  If this is the first time you’re hearing of them, here’s the quick version: last year four very talented local ladies decided that Northeastern PA needed a way to bring bloggers together, share knowledge, interact, network, and most importantly work together to advance not only each individual, but also the region.  So NEPA BlogCon was born and was a smashing success.

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Happy Independence Day



BRENT PENNINGTON Revelers kick of Independence Day with a fireworks display over Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton on the evening of 03 July 2013.

In remembrance of the original “rockets red glare,” here’s a few shots from Scranton’s fireworks show on Wednesday evening.  We kicked Independence Day off a few hours early, with one of the best fireworks shows I can remember seeing.  Even cooler that it took place right over the Courthouse Square in downtown.  You know it’s a good show when the audience actually cheers for some of the displays.

Here’s wishing everyone a happy Independence Day, filled with family, friends, and good times!

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Caroline Smith @ The Vintage



BRENT PENNINGTON "Caroline Smith" plays at The Vintage in downtown Scranton on the evening of 27 May 2013.

So was I rocking out in downtown Scranton, over Memorial Day weekend?  Heck yes!  (Yeah, I know, I’m only about six weeks late here…but getting back on track.)

Anyway, I was back at The Vintage – which is pretty much my go-to hotspot in town – Mandy and I hung out for the night’s concert, which featured “Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps.”  And they were awesome – what a voice, what a sound!  I’m not entirely sure what genera they fall into, I guess sort of a soulful, modern folk sound, and they’re well worth checking out.

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Dirty Girl Mud Run 2013



BRENT PENNINGTON Mandy Boyle and Amanda Toth compete in the Dirty Girl Mud Run, held at the Toyota Pavilion on Montage Mountain on the morning of 05 May 2013.

I’m playing a bit of catch up now that my “Pride & Prejudice” project is wrapping up, so we’re going to jump back two weekends so I can share some photos from the Dirty Girl Mud Run, which was held at the Toyota Pavilion on Montage Mountain on May 4th & 5th.

Mandy and our friend Amanda completed the 5k obstacle course/race together for the second year as the “Dirty Nerdy Girls” team. So of course I was there to document it; one of the perks of dating a photographer is having them on-demand for this sort of thing.

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And that’s a wrap



BRENT PENNINGTON The cast of "Pride & Prejudice" poses together on the set following their third successful performance.  11 May 2013

And this is it, the last batch from what has been an amazing eight-week adventure. This happens with all big projects, the sudden, startling realization that it’s over and the sense of emptiness that goes with it. There’s a whole mix of emotions: the joy of having created so many great images, pride in a job well done, a sense of comradery with the cast and crew, and a sadness that we won’t be working together any longer.

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“Pride & Prejudice”



BRENT PENNINGTON Scenes from The Vintage's production of "Pride & Prejudice" captured during the dress rehearsal on 09 May 2013.

Without further ado, I simply want to introduce the photos of “Pride & Prejudice” itself. I don’t think I really have to say anything about them; the dedication, hard work, and outstanding performances by the actors and crew really say it all!

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