Monday, October 17, 2011

The 2011 Georgia National Fair

It's crazy what the love of photography will make you do. I am not known for my love of going to the fair. In past years, it has been hot, crowded, aggravating and just plain unpleasant. So I was surprised by my desire to go this year. Brian and I lead a photowalk group on Facebook, and we try to have two to three photowalks per year. In between the walks, we have photo scavenger hunts, just for fun and to keep everyone in practice.

Anyway, there was some interest in doing a mini walk at the fair, so we planned one. We originally planned for last Thursday, but the weather was awful (high winds, rain, lightning, thunder) so we postponed the walk to Friday. Friday's weather was absolutely gorgeous. Brilliant, blue skies, sun, and temps in the 70s. Lots and lots of wind, though. But that was ok.

We had a small group, unfortunately, due to the weather-related reschedule, so it was just me, Brian and my sister, Ginger. We had a really fun day! My faith in the fair was restored and I actually *enjoyed* myself! The pull of photographing all those colors, the activity, the people, the rides, and especially the night photography--made me do it and I'm glad I did. Here are some of my favorites that I took at the fair.

I may have a slight obsession with Ferris Wheels. And pretty lights. And Ferris Wheels. :D


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