Saturday, September 27, 2008

Georgia State Fair

Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 17-40mm 1:4 L lens, 200 ISO f16 at 2.5 seconds


Last night, I met my friend Bonnie at the Georgia State Fair in Macon. The state fair is a build up for the much larger Georgia National Fair in Perry in a week or two. The crowds were down...I am not sure if it was because it was Friday night and there were several local football games, the economy in general, or due to the Presidential debates....but in any case, it just seemed dead, as can be noted by the stance of the two guys running the ride in the top photo.






This swirl of light is actually a carousel. You can just barely make out the vertical bars on which the horses and riders sit.

Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 17-40mm 1:4 L lens, 200 ISO f22 at 5 seconds















Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 17-40mm 1:4 L lens, 200 ISO f9 at 1/2 second









The big Ferris wheel was a much photographed feature. I tried fast exposures, slow exposures, and everything in between. Most of the shots seemed ordinary, but I liked these two...just to show it at different angles.





Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 17-40mm 1:4 L lens, 200 ISO f9 at 1 second












And here is probably my favorite shot of the night (click to enlarge)....the real reason people come out to the fair....roasted corn, polish sausage on a stick, cinnamon rolls, gyros, turkey legs, and funnel cakes....all at ridiculously inflated prices!


Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 55-250mm 1:4-5.6 IS lens, 800 ISO f5.6 at 1/40 second

2 comments:

Laurie said...

A wonderful colorful collection of photos.

ruth said...

Yes, that last shot especially is nice! It's sad to be at the state fair and have few people. We went to our county fair earlier in the summer and it was great, very inspiring for writing and photographs.