Scenes From A State Fair #2

Another set of images from the Washington State Fair. The similarities between this type of photography and street photography lie in the necessity of being constantly aware of your surroundings.

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Things are always happening with such rapidity that if you are not aware and present, always observing, you will see the shot just a second too late.

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Rides dotting the landscape provided opportunities to try to capture some sense of the experience. I toyed with the idea of using motion blur to give a sense of motion, but ultimately decided against it and tried instead to find moments of expression from the riders, all the better to give a sense of the experience.

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There will likely be a couple more posts on this topic, a few more set more firmly on terra firma.