Views from the Fair

Here’s some more photographs from the New York State Fair. Anyone else posting or have posted fair photos this year?

The poster for this years Great New York State Fair is whimsical.  As an aside, this years big fried food craze is Deep Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly.  Yum-yum!

The poster for this year's Great New York State Fair is whimsical. As an aside, this year's big fried food craze is Deep Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly. Yum-yum!

What do you do with a 900 pound block of butter?  You create this years butter sculpture for the Dairy Building.  This is a tradition going back 41 years.

What do you do with a 900 pound block of butter? You create this year's butter sculpture for the Dairy Building. This is a tradition going back 41 years.

My daughters annual photo of her holding a newly hatched chicken in the 4-H Youth building.

My daughter's annual photo of her holding a newly hatched chicken in the 4-H Youth building.

Sea Ray Arc. After a couple of attempts, I finally got the shutter speed right to capture one swing or arc of the Sea Ray (ie., pirate ship) midway ride using the Tokina 11-16 wide angle lens at 11mm focal length.

Sea Ray Arc. After a couple of attempts, I finally got the shutter speed right to capture one swing or arc of the Sea Ray (ie., pirate ship) midway ride using the Tokina 11-16 wide angle lens at 11mm focal length.

I have not forgotten about the Pizze Frittes. Stay tuned!

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11 Responses to Views from the Fair

  1. Carsten says:

    Nice series from the fair Scott.
    My favourite image is the Sea Ray Arc. Perhaps because I’m trying to shoot this type of objects when possible. You are way ahead….

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  2. Gerry says:

    Thank you for taking us to the Fair! The annual baby chick photo is a great tradition. Wonder if I could get Rob the Firefighter to start something like that at this late date . . . prob’ly not.

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  3. kanniduba says:

    Was sad we couldn’t make it to our County Fair this year…Thanks for allowing me to live vicariously through your photos! LOVE the photo of your daughter holding the chick…my favorite, hands down. 🙂

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  4. These are great! My favorite is the Sea Ray Arc, too, and the butter sculpture.
    No Fair pictures from me. The Texas State Fair costs a fortune and I refuse to go!

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  5. giiid says:

    Interesting, is this going on in every state?
    The photo of your daughter with the chicken is so sweet, that is my favorite, but the butter sculpture is funny! What an idea!

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    • Not every US state has one, Birgitte. Those that do, the months of August and September are usually the time they are run. For New York, the Fair for all it’s fun and wonders is the unoffical end of summer. Children return to school this week and most work vacations are over.

      On the flip side, for those who can, this is a great time to visit traditional summer tourist spots around New York like Niagara Falls, 1000 Islands, Finger Lakes and Adirondack Mountains.

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