Gwinnett County Fair

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My photography group made a trip to the fair, which was somewhat nostalgic as I hadn’t been to one in over 25 years.  It turns out that they’re still popular.

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Right, and speaking of food, we stopped at Local Republic on the way, a Gastropub in Lawrenceville.  Pretty awesome.  I had a Monday Night Brewing beer and (sword)fish tacos.  If it were only more convenient to where we live...

I was expecting “Carnie” faces hosting the rides and vendors – those wizened, tattooed, possibly misshapen stereotypes you would see on TV.  Not so much.

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Not busy?  Dial a customer!  Well, dial someone.

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It seemed we weren’t the only ones who ate before we arrived.  These Phat pizza guys were busy though.

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Had I stayed longer, I might have tried to dunk the teaser.  He had a very annoying laugh.

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Is anyone out there?

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Actually, had I not been full, I would have been all over a foot-long corndog.  The kids below happened to be almost in focus as I was playing with apertures to capture a blur.  They look all business.

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Take us to the Mothership!

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I like how this one actually brightened the trees behind the swings.

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I was really pleased with this Ferris Wheel shot.

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This is what happens when your aperture is open and you play with the zoom.

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And here’s two without as much trickery.  I don’t have an explanation as to why it looks like it’s about to topple.  Just perspective, I guess.

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Okay, those were with the “good” camera.  (Nikon).  There was also time to play with the iPhone.

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The best camera is the one you have with you.  Pretty cool Apps help. 

Now, in all honesty, I paid $5 admission, and otherwise didn’t spend a dime.  For 75 cents, I really should have checked out the Mermaid.  C’mon... stop taking pictures and see what you’re looking at...

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Yeah, it was a fun night.

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