War Of The Roses

The White Rose of York from the Wars of The Roses

Last weekend you could be forgiven in thinking that the War of The Roses had broken out afresh in the Western Australian town of York. There were lots of grim looking men glad in chain mail and armour brandishing an assortment of fearsome looking weapons while women wafted around wearing hose, kirtles, gowns, surcoats, girdles,  and bonnets while listening to bards strum away on lutes.


York Medieval Fayre 2016
A grim looking man in chain mail with a fearsome looking axe.


Thankfully it was just the York Medieval Fayre and I like the many others had come to hang out by the Avon River and watch all manner of Medieval goodness with displays from the Grey Company, House Darksun and the Mad Tatters Morris Dancers.

The images were shot with an Olympus OMD EM-1, an OMD EM-10 with Olympus m.Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 and 40-150mm f2.8 lenses. The files were processed in Adobe Lightroom and Alienskin Exposure X.