H ave you ever wanted toYphoto- lens opening means that subjects from sev- light is overcast Kodacolor v 200 film also
graph a rock concert? Perhaps eral feet away to infinity will remain in focus. serves well for indoor flash pictures at par-
you tried, and learned later that Faster, yet still very fine-grained, ties, when good depth of field is required
your film was not sensitive Kodacolor VR 200 film is ideal for scenic and This film is also excellent for candid scenes
enough to make well-exposed, brightly co- nature photography, especially when the of friends and family since it's higher speed
lored prints. Have you ever allows for slight and unex-
thought of shooting extreme pected movement in your sub-
close-ups of stamps, coins or jects. It can even handle
printed pages, then dropped brightly lit interiors.
the idea because you didn't If you're looking for a film
believe you could capture the that can handle brightly lit sub-
intricate details? jects, but one that can also
Eastman Kodak Company freeze motion and respond in
now has four color print films low light, Kodacolor VR 400
available - Kodacolor VR films film is more appropriate than
- which can give you its lower speed cousins.
outstanding photographs of In many nonflash situations,
almost any event or subject such as indoor shots,
worth remembering. The films Kodacolor VR 400 film may be
are named Kodacolor VR 100, the best bet. Enlargements will
200, 400 and 1000 film. probably be sharp with mini-
Generally, the rule of thumb mal graininess. And in bright
is that a slower film will yield sunlight, Kodacolor VR 400 film
sharper and finer-grained is quite adaptable, enabling
prints than a faster film. High you to stop sports action with
numbers, like 1000, mean the a fast shutter speed.
film needs less light but is In low-light situations bor-
likely to render images with dering on the extreme - like
slightly more grain when com- the aforementioned rock con-
pared with a lower speed film. , cert - an ideal solution is
Kodacolor VR 100 film is the y Kodacolor VR 1000 film. With a
sharpest, finest-grained color telephoto lens in bright sun-
print film that Kodak has ever light, you could stop Nolan
made. It's ideal for shooting Ryan's fastball in midflight.
portrait-type scenes or still Y Even at a nightt game,
lifes in bright light. With Kodacolor VR 1000 film could
Kodacolor VR 100 film, you can freeze most of the action.
get optimum sharpness at a Kodacolor VR 1000 film is
wide variety of lens settings also extremely useful for in-
For panoramic vistas, a small (Coninued on page.14)
VR 200 film works well on VR 1000 film, fastest of the
cloudy days (bottom left) and VR's, is perfect for night shooting
for closeup "portraits" indoors (neon, top). The smiling girl (left)
or out (bottom center). was snapped with VR 100 film.
early April; bagpipe competition, dan-
Festival of States, St. Petersberg,
early April; parades, antique cars, na-
- tional marchingbandtournament.
Cape Canaveral. You can empathize
with The Right Stuff by seeing an actual
blast-off. This year, with up to 10
scheduled, it is easier than ever to ob-
serve a space shuttle lift-off.
Night in Old Savannah, mid-April.
Rowdy, raucous times celebrating the
way the city used to be.
Dogwood Pestival, Paducah, mid-April,
features a lighted tree walk.
Derby Festival & Race, Louisville,
first week of May; balloons and steam-
boat races, culminating with the run-
ning of the world famous Kentucky De-
Spring Fiesta, New Orleans, mid-April;
beauty pageant, parade, general whoo-
Contraband Days, Lake Charles, late
April through early May; Cajun music
fills the air; also parades and boat
Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Fair,
Spoleto8 '4, Charleston, May 25-June
10. As the brochure says, "the world's
most comprehensive arts festival in a
city that is an art form itself." Lotsa
music. Call (803) 722-2764 for more in-
Carolina Steeplechase Races,
Springdale Race Course, Camden, early
Festival of Roses, Orangeburg, late
April or early May; canoe race and air
Here's one to restructure your travel
plans around: Hell Hole Swamp Festi-
val in Jamestown.
Dogwood Arts Festival, Knoxville, April
13-29. Blossoms, queen, crafts, sports,
parades, and - no surprise - a flower
show. Call (615) 637-4561 if you need to
Polk County Ramp Tramp, Nashville,
mid-April; bluegrass music, mountain
meals and a beauty contest celebrate -
the combination of two vegetables?
World's Largest Fish Fry, Paris, last
week ofvApril; a parade, rodeo, and
thousands of pounds of fresh river cat-
June also marks the reopening of the
Garden State's two most famous light-
houses, the Barnegat Lighthouse at
State Park, Long Beach island; and,
further south, the Absecon Lighthouse
in Atlantic City, on Rhode island and
Pacific Avenues, just off the Boardwalk
and around the corner from Community
Chest. Barnegat info: (609) 494-2016.
Absecon: (609) 345-6328.
Action Park, Vernon. More than just
an amusement park, there's the Av-
alanche Water Drop, four water slides,
speed boats, a Whitewater Rapids Ride,
the Tidal Wave Pool with man-made
ocean waves, and something called the
Kamakazi. Be prepared to get wet. This
place is crazy. (201) 827-2000.
Ballooning is burgeoning all over the
country (right), but white-water kayak-
ing (below) is only for the strong of heart
Festival of American Folk Life, Nation-
al Mall. From June 23-27 and June
30-July 4, music, crafts, and heritage are
celebrated at this outdoor lest along
with plenty of food and drink. Free, too.
The Gross National Parade, late
April/early May. In a cityvofsuch pomp
and questionable circumstance, this
zany outing is the most hilarious breath
of fresh air all year. Anyone can watch
or even participate in the punctured
pageantry, where all the marchers are
just a bit out of step. You have to see it
to believe it. (202) 686-3081.
Wild World, Mitchellville. Another "wet
t-shirt" theme park with water rides,
animals, shows, and games. (301) 249-
1500. Over 300 acres to explore.
Washington Square Outdoor Art Show,
Greenwich Village, June 2-3 and June
9-10. Aside from the many traditional
and avant-garde works displayed
around the park, the Art Show is also a
great place to see and meet people.
Everyone comes out for it.
Festival of St. Anthony, Sullivan St.,
Greenwich Village, June 7-17. You
don't have to be Italian to enjoy the
great homemade foods and desserts
that'll tempt you down in Little Italy.
The Kool Jazz Festival kicks off its
city-wide outdoor concert series in late
The Robot Exhibit, through May 25,
American Craft Museum, New York
City. Forget R2D2 - these are the real
McCoys, dating back decades.
Raft Regatta, Juanita River, Huntington,
April 28. Colorful white-water competi-
tion. (814) 643-3577.
Fabulous Fifties Festival, May 27-28,
Mount Hope Estate and Winery,
Cornwall. Drop your socks, pile into the
old '57 Chevy, and cruise on over. Be
there or be square. (717) 665-7021.
The annual Moxen Rattlesnake
Roundup will shake its tail the third
weekend of lune at the fire hall grounds
in Noxen. After this, you're on your
own. (717) 298-2372.
Those of you who want to take time
out from the Punxsutawney Groundhog
Festival in, where else, Punxsutawney,
June 24-30, may want to check out the
Lehman Tractor Pull, on the Horse
Show Grounds in Lehman. Woodchuck
lovers call (814) 938-7687. Tractor fans
call (717) 288-6784.
Charlottesville 35th Annual Dogwood
Festival, April 11-23, Charlottesville.
Track meets, fireworks, thrill rides,
games, amusements, concerts, a parade
and lots of food and drink. (804) 293-
Road & River Relay Race, May 13,.
Lexington. Not as famous as the New
York Marathon, this relay covers 16
miles; 10 by bike, 3 by running, I by
sprinting and 2 downriver in a canoe!
Don't drop that baton.
Festival-on-the-River, May 26-27,
Roanoke. Crafts, contests, a tug-of-war,
music, fireworks, great food, and the
spectacular river race made up solely of
homemade boats and rafts.
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Annual Corn Snow Caper, Wildcat Ski
Area, Jackson, April 7-8 (tentative
dates). A last hurrah for New Hamp-
shire winter festivals. For more informa-
tion, call the New Hampshire Office of
Vacation Travel at (603) 271-2666.
Annual Balloon Festival, Queechee,
late June. Not those flimsy toys you buy
at a carnival and lie to your index
finger, these are the stately hot air bal-
loons that transport you across land at
a leisurely pace. For more information
call (802) 295-7900.
The prize for New England's wittiest
spring event goes to Mount Snow for
the Annual Bull 'n Board Race, transpir-
ing on its Challenge Weekend, April 7-8.
For this one, and we quote, a "ski writer
skis through giant slalom to a type-
writer, sits down and types a 100-word
news release, then takes the paper and
finishes the course." No word on
whether grammar counts as much as
speed. For more information about this
event, call the Vermont Travel Division
at (802) 828-3236.
Feeling patriotic? Attend the annual
reenactment of the Battle of Lexington.
This colorful event takes place April 19,
or thereabouts, and momentarily.brings
back redcoats, minutemen, and mus-
kets. For more information, call (617)
Feeling athletic? You could head for
Boston on the third Monday in April,
and run in the Boston Marathon. If your
legs and lungs aren't quite up to the
26-mile course, a more sensible idea
would be to stand on the sidewalk and
take pictures. For more information,
call the Boston Athletic Association at
No need to go to the 1984 Olympic
Summer Games to see first-rate rowing.
On April 8 (or April 15 - the date hasn't
yet been set), the Eastern Association
of Women's Rowing Colleges will hold
its Championship Regatta at the Inn on
Lake Maramaug in Preston. For more
information, call the Inn at (203) 868-
Ordinarily you wouldn't expect a nice
city like Bridgeport to honor P.T. Bar-
num, the hard-nosed circus man who
remarked, "There's a sucker born every
minute." But Barnum was a Connec-
ticut native and a mayor of Bridgeport
for many years, so the city has whipped
up a big celebration, running from
mid-June to July 4. Call the Barnum
.Festival at (203) 367-8495.
Third North Atlantic Festival of Storytel-
ling, Rockport, late June. Some of the
country's finest bards of the tall tale
gather to celebrate their traditional
American art form, which is part theater
and part poetry. For more information
call (207) 236-9721.
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