Sunday, September 10, 2006

It's a festival!

I was going to refrain from posting until Patrick noticed that last post, but then I realized he's out of the country. So we'll just keep going with life until he gets back!


Over the next week or two, there will be weekend "festivals" in the towns to our south. First in Merrick and then in Bellmore. The main thing they accomplish is screwing up the parking at the train stations (where they're held).

So let me give a big THANKS! to the organizers for making my commute tougher. *sigh* Anyhow, the weather's pretty nice today, and that seemed like a good enough reason to grab the camera and see what was going on at the fair in Merrick. As it turns out, not a hell of a lot. But I did take a few photos while I was there.

This should encourage the kiddies to behave well.

Wood animals, anyone?

Real animals, anyone?
And isn't it great how excited dogs always are to meet?

Now THIS is a good idea, with all of the walking germ factories children around!

Ride tickets

Vomit, anyone?

Is this a Whack-A-Mole I see before me?
A classic! And don't you love the Mardi Gras beads hanging off the top?

For the little kiddies.

When I was a kid, Nathan's (the hot dog place--but the one near us had a big game room) had one of these. I lost a lot of quarters trying to cash in!

I know they're minimum wage jobs, but some of this looks like a fun way to spend the day.

Just out of the shot--someone saying, "Instead of the stuffed animals, what do I have to do to take you home?

Health food

More health food

And even more health food

Let's take a closer look at that last one...

Fried Oreos and fried cheescake? Like they're not good enough without being fried?

Good thing I'm dieting, or I might have tried some. :) Actually, that's not my kind of thing. On the other hand, the stuff in this next shot smelled wonderful!

If I were going to go for anything sweet, this would be more to my liking.

This guy was with one of the people running a booth, so he/she was tied up out back.

As we started heading out, I decided to take a few shots of this ride.

Don't they look thrilled to be there?

What I really wanted to do was see if I could find the right shutter speed to preserve some movement and still get the kids pretty sharp.

Shutter speed's too slow.

Getting there.

Oh, and do you think those two kids noticed the camera? :)

Joe Cool

That last shot? I should send it to the parents of all the little girls at this kid's school, framed like a Wanted Poster. This kid's trouble!

Now why couldn't I be so cool when I was that age? :)

1 comment:

CoffeeDog said...

The shot of the swings...where the shutter speed was too slow...I actually like that shot and the motion it portrays.