11-02-11 – State Fair

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  • #2418
    Elsinore
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    A picture taken at the State Fair (county fairs, etc. count too). The picture should clearly show that it was taken at the fair and not a tractor dealership, farm or petting zoo. Difficulty: no country music acts/shows.

    Thanks to Pope_Larry_II for the theme suggestion!

    #41295
    bender16v
    Participant

    I’m really looking forward to seeing the entries in this one but I haven’t been to a fair for many years and they are all done for the year up here in Michigan. I don’t know if it is open to the public, but would photos from the empty fairgrounds qualify?

    #41296
    Pope_Larry_II
    Participant

    Iwanttoo… The intent was to take pictures of the stuff that goes on at the fair; rides, horse shows, exhibitions, etc. I may be difficult to convey that idea with pictures of buildings.

    #41297
    Yoyo
    Participant

    I didn’t make it to the fair this year, but I think I’ve got some good ones from past years.

    #41298
    Yugoboy
    Participant

    The “clearly show it’s from a fair” caveat now concerns me. I had forgotten that when I was at the fair this year. I want to use at least one animal close-up (there was a rooster giving me the serious stink-eye… really good look) You can see the bars, but that’s pretty much the only clue. Do I need to go with some other series from that trip?

    #41299
    Kestrana
    Participant

    In general we want themes to be as friendly and open as possible. I think that caveat was to discourage people from posting pictures from amusement parks, zoos and monster truck rallys, etc.

    #41300
    Yugoboy
    Participant

    In general we want themes to be as friendly and open as possible. I think that caveat was to discourage people from posting pictures from amusement parks, zoos and monster truck rallys, etc.

    Thanx.

    I have a couple that are obviously from the fair (there was a fried foods cart that was so blatant I couldn’t help myself… it may be included) but some of my better ones are close-ups of the animals.

    #41301
    gambitsgirl
    Participant

    The only fair I’m gong to is the Renn Faire and I haven’t been to one in 20 years. I’m eager to see what people come up with.

    #41302
    Plamadude30k
    Participant

    I have zero fair/festival shots in my archive-not even anything that could be construed vaguely as such-and I’m pretty sure there isn’t one on the island before the contest goes live. Think I’ll sit this one out. Good luck everybody!

    #41303
    olavf
    Participant

    gambitsgirl as far as I remember, there’s no Country (or Western!) music at Ren Faires. Personally I would allow that under ‘etc’

    plama bah- you’ve got to have something! 😉

    #41304
    Plamadude30k
    Participant

    plama bah- you’ve got to have something! 😉

    I looked, I got nothin. I don’t really like fairs and similar events, so I tend to not go. The last thing I went to that would count would have been the Tucson Celtic Festival about four years ago, but I didn’t bring my camera (my hands were full of instruments-I managed to win the amateur music competition, tho).

    #41305
    orionid
    Participant

    make some homemade corndogs and deep fried anything. Set your monitor up with a photo of neon lights. f/1.2, go!

    #41306
    gambitsgirl
    Participant

    gambitsgirl as far as I remember, there’s no Country (or Western!) music at Ren Faires. Personally I would allow that under ‘etc’

    plama bah- you’ve got to have something! 😉

    Even if it were allowed I’d have to go this weekend and that’s out. I think Renn Faire photos would be a fun assignment in the future (no clue if it’s been done). I so love the Renn Faire 😀 😀

    #41307
    ravnostic
    Participant

    At our Renfest, they have old-school (or seemingly so at least) carnival rides–a giant Trojan Swing Horse, these rubberband contraption things with trampolines that people bounce on, and a couple kiddie rides. Wish I had some pictures, but haven’t been in a while.

    Since I gambled that everyone’s going to bring their game, I used one good pic for ‘That’s no moon’ (which was worth it–it wouldn’t have done as well against others of the same ilk), I only have one picture that I hope will do well. Then I have a whole buncha b’s from which to find some A’s, or B+’s at least.

    #41308
    aspidites
    Participant

    At our Renfest, they have old-school (or seemingly so at least) carnival rides–a giant Trojan Swing Horse, these rubberband contraption things with trampolines that people bounce on, and a couple kiddie rides. Wish I had some pictures, but haven’t been in a while.

    Since I gambled that everyone’s going to bring their game, I used one good pic for ‘That’s no moon’ (which was worth it–it wouldn’t have done as well against others of the same ilk), I only have one picture that I hope will do well. Then I have a whole buncha b’s from which to find some A’s, or B+’s at least.

    I’m in the same situation with this theme that I was with the graves theme. Maybe 3 pictures to chose from, at least with the state fair my twisted sense of humor won’t be involved and my GF won’t be calling me an asshole. I’m not figuring to do any better with this one either. 🙂

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