Sunday, August 26, 2007

This is a photo from the Sonoma County Fair. I loved this figure...and there was such a good background behind her. It was one of the few shots I took that day that wasn't in brilliant sunshine and I think it's one of my favourite pictures of the trip.

We had good luck at the craft fair yesterday; despite truly terrible weather P sold 4 photos making over £120 and loads of people expressed an interest in the website so he may get more sales through that...he did last time.
This ride was such a jumble of colours, shapes and textures...I liked it a lot. I had the day almost to myself as S and D were busy going on rides and P, K and W had gone to the races; so it was just me and the Nikon.
Can you see all the Scooby-Doos hanging up for prizes? The people on these stalls were VERY persistant. I had to laugh when I walked past one stall and the guy said "Pay for the kids and I'll give YOU one for free"...very suggestively! I enjoyed my ride on the Big Wheel in the background. The song playing was Rhianna's "Umberella" and we all sang along to it the whole ride. Apparently as soon as that song ceased to be No 1 in the UK the heavy rain/flooding eased. Coincidence or what?

I like the line of canopies leading into the centre of the frame here and there are such well-placed members of the public too. It was such a glorious hot day. The sort of cloudless deep blue skies you so seldom see here in England. The colours were so riotous in the brilliant sunshine; I felt drunk on them.

I so wanted to buy an ice-cold dill pickle but somehow the time wasn't quite right!

6 comments:

RUTH said...

What a colourful array of photos. Sure looks like a great day out and sounds such fun :o)
Rx

Akelamalu said...

What colourful photos, your trip sounds so much fun.

Well done P on the sale of the photos!

JoAnn-NL "Through my Dutch eyes" :) said...

Hi dear CJ,
I see you have a wonderfull weekend :) what a great and wonderfull pic's you made, that gives me a good impression, ás if I was there':)

Bye JoAnn

photowannabe said...

Hi CG, thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments. Its most appreciated.
Loved these pictures from my neck of the woods. Fairs always give a wealth of photo ops.
Have a great week.

Neva said...

What a colorful array of tents and pictures! Very nice.

JAM said...

Wow. Amazing colors. That looks to be a much nicer fair than the one's I've been to.