4th of July!
This post is inspired by the many photographs I’ve seen recently of fairs (that’s you, Anne Schillings) and especially of fairs at night. I spied a small 4th of July fair in a neighboring town that we had yet to visit in our 5 years of living here. It didn’t take much to convince my family and friends to make a quick trip before viewing the fireworks.
We bought a few tickets to ride. #1 son is no fan of amusement rides but #2 is coming around. They both tried the one above and found it to be fun.
The line for the always popular ferris wheel was long so we passed.
I attempted a panning shot with little luck.
This is the face of a happy boy. He tried several rides, nothing too risky. I went on one ride with him and his friends and just about threw my back out. I guess my riding days are over. 😦
I’ve been reading a bit about blue hour photography, to quote the Blue Hour site, “It (the blue hour) refers to the time after the sun goes below the horizon and the sky goes into deep blue for a while.”
Of course, there was every opportunity to simply throw your money to the wind.
And a favorite of both kids, fried dough.
I read a little about photographing fireworks before heading out yesterday and gave this “breaking the rules” tutorial from MCP Actions a try. I knew I wouldn’t have a tripod and didn’t really know where we’d end up viewing the display. I was able to lean on a brick wall to stabilize myself and I did end up really liking the result, especially the ones that made the sky crimson.
Hope you’ve had a wonderful 4th of July and if that’s not your holiday then a fantastic weekend!