Monday, September 12, 2011

The Fair

Every body loves the fair, right?  Well, not really me, but we got free tickets and it does seem like one of the "supposed to do things" to raise well-rounded children.  We did have a good time, and I particularly loved looking at the photography.  We went in the evening which meant the kids were out late, but it wasn't as crowded and not hot like it was all weekend during the days.  I was a little disappointed in my photos, but I did get a few sweet-ish shots by which to remember the day.  I guess what they say about having a passion for your subject is true; sorry, kids, you are back to being my focal point.
The kids can spend hours in this mobile that teaches about farming.  So could I if there was just a chair!
Mutton Busting!  What?  Ride a sheep for 6 or more seconds and win a prize.  My children weren't brave enough to try (and neither were their parents brave enough to let them), but we did watch for a while in amazed fascination.  No one was hurt in the making of this picture.
I love how these people's hair is flying into the air.  The only thing that would make this photo more fun for me is if I actually knew the people.  But that would require us forking over the money to ride the rides.
Flavored honey sticks, one of the many food items we did hand some money over for.  Everyone loved their chosen flavor; even my husband's licorice honey.
I do love the fruit and vegetable displays.  They can get pretty creative and beautiful, especially rainbows, even ones that don't follow ROYGBIV.
2 Layers Kim Klassen's Autumn Burst--100% SoftLight and 100% Hardlight masked off of Owl
If you lived in our state then it would be clear that the Fair perfectly fits Texture Tuesday's theme--DO! because "Do the ___________" is deeply ingrained in all of our minds since infanthood (Is that the theme for other fairs?).  However, just to be on the safe side I also added the Autumn Burst texture to fit the alternative theme.
Ooh, pretty colored lights.  I took lots of pictures of the Ferris Wheel's pretty lights, too, but one light shot in a post is probably enough.
Even though it got late, there was still plenty of energy for pretty bubbles.  I can't say the outfit held up quite as well.  Does anyone have a "Wash Clothes" preset or action?
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26 comments:

hannah said...

Don't think a post can get any better.
Loved this from beginning to end.

Heidi said...

Cedar, what great shots! We're hoping to get to the fair sometime this week too.

Pat Mark said...

What a fun time at the fair you must of had and love the veggie photo for TT. Missed all the fairs this yr. State fair last year was fun and I love to shoot the colors.

A Box of Chocolates said...

well she looks like she had fun ha ha love the light shot all blurry and soft

Desirae R said...

That fruit owl is adorable!

Stasha said...

Great shots and it looks like such fun times. mutton busting? If i ever participated and won as a child I would still be putting it on my resume today!

AJ said...

Looks like great fun...love the last one...

Miriam said...

Oh what a beautiful post. I love the fruit & veg so much!
Ha ha, the washing! It still happens now, he is 22.
lolx

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

What a fun time! LOVE that shot of the produce.

Susan said...

Wow...now that's a fair alright. Just incredible.

Loved all those veggies.

Great captures, each single one!

Hope your day is blessed♥

June Scott said...

Great post, Cedar! Especially love the owl and your "washcloth" action request ;)

Missy @ ARP said...

Ahhhh yes - the good ol' Puyallup!! I haven't been yet this year, but considering it just for the photos. I love love love your swing shot. Silhouette, hair whipping, blue sky... gorgeous. :)

You should patent that washing action idea. ;)

Susan said...

I love the fair! Great post, I especially like the Mutton busting shot, great action capture.

em said...

I have mixed feelings about the fair, but I can live vicariously through every else's photos. Those honey sticks sound delicious!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Look at all those FABULOUS colors!!! WOW!!!!

Jessica -- Living in a Still Life said...

that owl is too cool!

A wash clothes preset? How about a vacuum and mop the floor preset while we're at it?

(I can't tell you how many photos of my babies crawling are just ruined by dust and dog fur showing up on the wood floor....) : )

Kathy said...

I really like your Texture Tuesdays shot BUT....that flying swings capture is AMAAAAAZING! You can almost FEEL being on the ride. Great job.

Kathy

Kathleen said...

What a wonderful post! Aren't fairs fun -- haven't been to one in years, but relived the experience through your images. I especially love the shot of the people on the swing.

Sharon said...

What fun! My favorites are the rows of colorful produce. Makes me smile! Thanks for sharing with us!

Sarah said...

How awesome. Love all the bright colorful food. So cool. You captured beautiful photos.

Kathy said...

How fun is that photo...I've never seen anyone arrange vegetables and fruit so creatively...especially at a fair. I'm glad you guys had a great time and well you can't really turn down "free" tickets.

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy

Kindergarten Worksheets said...

Wonderful!!! Lovely pictures and awesome photography.

Ashley Sisk said...

I do love the fair! That third shot is pretty awesome.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

I've loved seeing your fair shots over the past few days Cedar. Enjoying yet again those collages made with vegies and eggs.

Julie (Wellblessed) said...

Those are great! I love the rainbow one the best I think but the mutton busting one looks like it belongs in a magazine.

Scott said...

Great fair photos. I really like the first vegetable one for some reason. Nicely done. :)