Monday, November 22, 2010

Midnight Double Feature: It's Electric

Many of you will remember that I, um .... kinda 'missed' the Electric theme last week.  Part of the problem was that I wanted to take new photos for it, rather than dig through my stash, because the County Fair was in town.  I took me a bit to get them processed because I was jonesing on vegetables joining the 21st century.  All of the shots I'm going to share are from last week except one. 

There are lots of reasons people go to the fair.  The rides, the animals, the crafty competitions, the atmosphere ... but here in the south there is one reason that surpasses all the others.  It's the food!

Elephant Ears, Turkey Drumsticks, Funnel Cakes, Foot Long Corn Dogs, people come to the fair to eat ... and they spend a fortune doing it.

That's not to take away from the whole "Bright lights, big city" aspect however.  It is an 'electrifying' atmosphere.

There's just that something about all the lights, and the colors, and the sounds ... that nothing else ever quite measures up to.  The very air is charged with excitement.

And oh yeah, did I mention there were rides?

And with that I'll say good night leaving you with this last shot taken a couple of years ago.  I couldn't not include it because it's one of  my very favorite shots ... and the first one I thought of when I saw the 'electric' theme and the one that inspired this entire post ...

Good night Gracie.

Be sure to catch tonight's first feature "Candid" the post immediately preceding this one *wink*


  1. Wow, wow, and wow! What absolutely beautiful pics - you are such a talented photographer. That last shot is incredible.
    This series was certainly worth the wait! :)

  2. I have not been to a county fair in many, many yeare.. until now...your beautiful pictures had me there..
    I love the lights, food, sounds, the electric excitement in the air..
    Excellent post!!!

  3. Love the pictures! Sometimes I am at a loss as to what to post. These have inspired me to look at everything around me to find what I need.

  4. Hi Lynn, I hadn't been to a fair in years before I came to live with Sis. She always manages to coerce me into going, although she didn't go this year ... it was other friends that drug me along. I love the fair but hate the crowds and this one has really BIG crowds. But the photo ops are worth it.

  5. Thanks Vicki. You should totally check out Carmi's Thematic Photographic at Written Ink He has a weekly photo theme that many of us participate in and then blog hop to see each others interpretations of that theme. Carmi is wide open with his interpretations and encourages us to think outside the box so there is always something new and interesting out there. Come join in the fun!

  6. You've inspired me to attend our own fair the next time it cruises into town. These are beyond gorgeous. I sense the organizers would probably pay dearly for these to be part of their marketing campaign.

    I wish I had been there, but since I wasn't, this awesome series fills the gap quite nicely.

  7. Ah! The fun of the fair. My, what beautiful photos!
    Kind wishes, Gary:-)

  8. felt i was there...great shots...i think i still have a bit o cotton candy in my beard...

  9. I went to the fair with my nephews recently. Not such a grand affair as this, but the atmosphere was definitely electrically charged. Great pictures!
    The enigmatic, masked blogger

  10. Man, I'm glad I didn't miss this one. The lights are beautiful, and the motion of the roller coaster was amazing.