By - Aug 16th, 2007 02:52 pm
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The internationally famous “Bluebird” (by Al Emmons) is in place atop the Astor Theatre. On September 8, 2007, from 9 am – midnight, visit the Astor at 1696 N. Astor Street (on the corner of Brady and Astor) to shoot photos of the Bluebird. There will also be a 5 foot tall fairy (outfitted by Kim Huber of Kim’s Costume Shop) and some sort of non-hallucinogenic mushroom.

The photo shoot is not quite as easy as it sounds. Drive down. Take a look at Bluebird. Does the photo need to be shot from across the street? How is the photo framed in? Do you use a ladder to get a different angle or shoot from street level? How tight do you shoot the photo? From what angle is the shoot taken? The fairy will be moving about Bluebird. Careful — she has a magic wand. Don’t forget what happened in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Rules: Submit 5 x 7 (or larger) photos of the Bluebird, the mushroom & the fairy, with a max of 5 photos allowed. Application blanks are available at the Brady Street Pharmacy. Entries must be received by September 23, 2007. Judging will be the following week. The judges are John Alley, PJ Boylan and Bob Pecher, all nationally recognized photographers. Winners will be notified by mail and will receive an invitation to an elegant reception during the first week of October to which they may invite their immediate family and friends. Awards will be presented at the reception with food, beverages, and classy music on the Steinway.

Fabulous prizes include:

1st prize: $1,000.00!

2nd prize $500

3rd, 4th, and 5th prizes – $200 gift certificates for each of the following restaurants: Bosleys, Emperor of China and Glorioso’s (all on Brady Street.)

For more information, call Jim at the Brady Street Pharmacy at 414-272-4384. Good luck!

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