County Fair Post #2





As promised, here are the rest of my fair photos! I just love the look and idea of old fair and circus stands, rides, etc. The lights, colors and vintage styling are so appealing! I just wish I'd have thought to take a couple of shots of some cotton candy or my funnel cake. :( I guess I was too busy stuffing my face with it.













My favorite ride, and one of the only rides I'll go on. How pathetic.
















I had quite the tine with my camera, trying to get it to take good shots in the dark, with motion and little light bulbs everywhere. But I finally ended up with some shots I was happy with. And more of them turned out than I had first thought.............


















And of course I had to capture some carousel shots. These were a lot easier, because there was a long period when no one was riding it.









Everything at the county fair is pretty old and beat-up, but I think that adds a bit of quaint, old-fashioned charm. :)











I normally don't spend much time looking at the 4H animals, but we seemed to have more leisure time this year. It was fun getting some photos of them.






One of the sheep being sheared. I didn't get to see it actually happening, though. The poor thing looked really scared with that bright light in its eyes.









How cute are these two? It's like they were posing for me.




Someone had better feed this calf before he eats the baby! ;P






I love this pic. Look, it's Wilbur!












This little boy let us pet his rabbit!


These flower pot scarecrows were set up all over the fairgrounds. What a cute idea!!







Last but not least, a few of the other projects I thought were worth showing. My sisters entered a few drawings and paintings. April's is the one with the little girl making cookies {top right-hand corner} and Alayna entered the tiger, rose and the two paintings on canvas.




Someone's painting of Rhianna. It looks just like her!




I saw this one the day I went to enter my projects, and thought, "I'll bet that painting wins." Sure enough! How amazing...........


3 comments:

Megan Joy said...

Alex, your pictures are great! I really feel like I was there, and you captured the charm of a county fair so well. :D

2SewRetro said...

Thanks so much, Megan! I was excited that I got them to turn out the way I wanted. I just love the fair!! :D

Wide-EyedandMystified said...

GREAT photos! They really turned out awesome!