Friday, September 25, 2009

Oklahoma State Fair - Lights at Night - Tuesday

Hey guys. Just coming back to post up some pictures from day 2 of my Okie State Fair adventures. 

Day 2 consisted mostly of night shots. It was really fun experimenting with long shutter speeds and what rides created certain effects.   

But not before snapping a few other pictures before the sun went completely down. :) This adorable little girl was feeding a goat at the petting zoo. Too cute. 

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I loved the silly lettering on this sign. And of course all the weird carnies offering me darts. 

A man trying to fly.  

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Gatta love the colors in the oklahoma skies.

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My favorite fair food. By far.  And the ride I will never be going on. Ever.

Aaannndd.. another ride I wont be going on....Pretty cool how the people in this picture stayed somewhat sharp while the rest of the ride got some motion. and how no one looks too alarmed.

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That same ride later that night. And another motion shot of the carousel. I loved how these rides are virtually unrecognizable once you start playing with shutter speed. 

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Wesley and I in front of the spider. 

I loved the effects this ride made with a long shutter speed. 

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In motion.

The Enterprise. In motion.  


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Wesley's camera with a space ship. And there is The Pharaoh Ship. 

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Early evening vs. night. The green blur is the drop. 

Swings at night. 

Ferris Wheel in motion.  

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Faster. And at a stand still.  

Probably the funniest part of the evening though was when this guy that barely spoke english came up to us and said "You like my baby?" in which we responded by snapping a bunch of pictures. It was just too funny not to post. 


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Oklahoma State Fair - Day 1 - Sunday

It is that time of year again. The Oklahoma State Fair. As much as I have a love/hate relationship with living in Oklahoma... The state fair is one of the opportunities that I can binge out on our culture here and actually love every minute of it. 

I brought my camera this year and that turned out to be a ton of fun so I decided to come back Tuesday as well. However those haven't been edited yet. So here are my pics from Sunday. 

So I just want to show you guys a few of the sites you may see at the Okie State Fair if you have never been. :)

First thing's first. You must find beer.

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After finding said beer. You must become ready to be a true Okie. By posing like this. 
Then if you have 25 dollars to waste on a old timey photo, do so. If you are like us, then keep the money to spend on fried food and beer. 

If you have even more money to waste, buy pointless ugly figurines. 
Note the sign though. It said there would be a $5 charge for photos. 
I took a photo and walked away just to spite them.


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Find cute baby farm animals to go "Awwweee!" at. :)

What is it with girls and horses? I have to stop and pet them every time. Love them.

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This one had one blue eye and one brown eye. So pretty. 

And of course it is always nice to see other cultures at the State Fair. 


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Rides. And People.

The magic hour.  

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Cute kids. And pirate ships.

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Bling. And Swings.

Be sure to bring some photographer friends to take photos of you. :) 
This is by Wesley Stringer.

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Balloons and deep fried Oreos. Mmmm....
(Portraits of me done by Wesley Stringer)

Photos of Day 2 coming on the way. Lights at night. 

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