Friday, February 8, 2013

Unexpected Pleasure


Julie and Dave (Scottsdale Daily Photo and Tamarindo Costa Rica Daily Photo) invited me to join them Wednesday evening to attend a National Geographic Live Presentation about the  Birds of Paradise of New Guinea.  Above is a photo of the gorgeous Mesa Art Center in the city of Mesa where the show was presented.  I'll be back here one of these days soon to take photos to to show you just how special this facility is.

There was a reception before the presentation and we got to meet the two adventurers/photographers who spent several years studying the 39 different species of these incredible birds.  Here are Ed Scholes and Tim Laman, the two who climbed trees and built 'blinds' in order to capture their amazing photos.  I wish I could show some of their shots to you.

If this event comes to your city, I highly recommend seeing it.

Thanks Julie & Dave, it was a fantastic evening.






13 comments:

Thérèse said...

So many fantastic shows at the MAC so often since the opening in 2005... Such a pretty place by day and by night and such a nice gift shop across the plazza. A lot of programs for students too in this center.

Kate said...

Nat'l Geographic photographers are awesome!

Honest Abe said...

National Geographic is a special magazine. I have some photos at National Geographic.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The National Geographic Live lecture series is indeed stimulating, and Julie and I are glad you were able to come with us.

Judy said...

I bet it was interesting!

llandudnopictures said...

Sounds like you had a great time!

Lowell said...

That building is very impressive as I'm sure was the show!

I used to office in Mesa way back when.

Don't remember this building, though!

Mo said...

You continue to surprise me with the amount culture and arts in your area

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sounds like you had a really excellent experience here Sharon. National Geographic has been such an interesting mag. for as long as I can remember.

Randy said...

What a beautiful place. I'll bet the city is proud of this one.

Jack said...

It looks like a great building. And, the lecture must have been great. And, it is cool that Julie, Dave and you all are friends and do so much together.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

we are so glad you could join us. And, the Mesa Arts Center is a truly special and amazing facility.

JM said...

The Art center looks absolutely great and the subject of the presentation is fascinating! Here's a video I'm sure you will enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTR21os8gTA