When I go to the fair, the camera tags along too just in case some interesting photo images come up. Several years ago I stumbled across some 4H High School kids I knew from church and youth soccer bringing their animals into the judging arena. I think they appreciated getting images of their project animals looking their best. Although in my mind it would be bitter-sweet knowing the critters went into someone’s freezer locker not long afterwards. I know I would get too attached to the animals as pets.
Last year tried to hand hold the camera while shooting the amusement rides in the dark. Since I knew it would be shaky and blurry, I tried zooming the lens for different effects. Here is an example.
More hand held images from last year here: Tulare County Fair 2009
This year lugged around a tripod to see what images could be made. Felt kind of conspicuous carrying around the extra gear. I liked the cleaner lines I got with the tripod. Here is an example of the results.
Zoomed some others hoping for smoother zooms than the hand held ones last year.
I tried to capture the thrill of the free-fall drop on this ride. Not sure anyone would know what is happening without being there to see it before hand.
More images here: Tulare County Fair 2010
After eating that delicious fair food, not sure I would feel so good riding all those spinning and dropping rides. Guess I’m getting old enough to enjoy watching.