The county fair…lots of food, lots of people, lots of animals, lots of music, lots of games, lots of lights, laughter, lines, and traffic.
|Lights and prizes glow against the night sky.|
And the photography exhibit...well, there were no ribbons to take home but, and I know this will sound so cliché, it was a great experience. Actually it was a learning experience. I’ve come to realize, it’s all subjective and I believe a lot depends on the environment and the ‘nature of the beast.'
My 4 entries...
Natural Landscape entry
|The Big Wheel|
Man-made Landscape entry
|Poached, Not Fried|
Still Life entry
There had to be well over 200 entries total for all categories. One of the unfortunate aspects of the exhibit was the building where it was housed…very crowded with poor lighting. There was no space between each photo. Each entry was stacked right up against the next entry…the display looked like one big mosaic. There were some wonderful photos though…beautiful travel photos, interesting pet pictures, stunning landscapes. Unfortunately, the judges did not think mine was one of them (ha, ha) and many of these wonderful entries were passed over by the judges.
The Amish Outlaws perform in the entertainment tent.
But, back to the fair…it was fun!...especially the Amish Outlaws. This was the first time I saw this group and they were pretty amazing; an all-out fun experience. If you have an opportunity, take a look at their web site for an interesting story behind the group.
|View of the midway from the Ferris wheel.|
And I did ride the Ferris wheel…it was worth the 30-minute wait. Even though this machine seemed to want to give up the ghost at any moment and the rocking of the seat was a little too much, the view you got when you reached the top was well worth it.
|Next year...next year I'm going to win. I'll be back.|
Well, I will collect my photos on Sunday night and like so many others, murmur those famous words…’there’s always next year.’ I can’t wait!