September 14, 2010

Fair Play: Cows, Trapeze Artists and Pizza

Create | Bring into Being

I went early last Saturday morning to the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Greenfield, MA to photograph before the agricultural fair opened for business.

4-H Follies

These 4-H teenagers slept on cots in stalls near their cows and then woke up at 5:00 am to clean their animals for the day's competition.  Here they are hanging out, trying to keep warm, sending an occasional text.

The Flying Wallendas
The agricultural component is overshadowed by attractions like trapeze artists, pun-cracking clowns,   fair food and scream inducing rides.  "A man walked into a bar.  Boy, did it hurt."

Not Yet Show Time

Gorgeous light bathed the slowly awakening fairgrounds.

Tech Tips: Nikon D700, 24-70 mm, ISO 200-500.  Not Yet Show Time is intentionally out of focus. ©2010 John Nordell