Young Fair People

The New York State Fair is for people of all ages.  Young people especially know how to enjoy it. I mean, look at the optimism on this boy’s face when presented with a hundred bottles and not one of them has had a ring successfully thrown on to.

A boy throwing a ring to try and win a prize on the Midway of the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York.

A boy throwing a ring to try and win a prize as people watch on the Midway of the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/100s, f/5, ISO 200, EV 0, 48mm focal length, fill flash.

The Talent Showcase stage features young people singing and dancing of ages up to eighteen.  I was floored by the voice of this girl singing Thoroughly Modern Millie. She gave it her all on the song’s final note.

Young singer gives it her all while performing on the Talent Showcase stage at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York.

Young singer gives it her all while performing on the Talent Showcase stage at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/160s, f/5.6, EV 0, 300mm focal length.

The Dairy Cattle Barn is one of my favorite places to look for young people as they wait with their Dairy cows to show in one of the many classes during the twelve days of the Fair.

Young girl waiting to show her Dairy cow inside the Dairy Cattle Barn at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York.

Young girl waiting to show her Dairy cow inside the Dairy Cattle Barn at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/5.6, ISO 2800, EV +0.3, 230mm focal length.

My very favorite young people at the Fair work in the hundreds of food vendor booths found outside or in a few of the buildings.  Especially my favorite sweet treat from Grandma’s Kitchen inside the International Building: Red Raspberry Pie a la mode and served with a smile.

Young woman serving a raspberry pie with ice cream at Grandma's Kitchen food booth inside the Great New York State Fair International Building in Syracuse, New York.

Young woman serving a raspberry pie with ice cream at Grandma’s Kitchen food booth inside the Great New York State Fair International Building in Syracuse, New York.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/8, ISO 400, EV -0.3, 28mm focal length, bounced flash at -1 power.

Before the Fair started I was inspired by fellow blogger YesBut’s Street Portraits and was determined to do some.  People are more relaxed at the Fair and having fun.  The above photo is one as is the man with the butterfly hat.  I will continue to look for interesting people who will agree to letting me photograph them.

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3 Responses to Young Fair People

  1. Simone says:

    I love the shot of the girl and her cow, that’s a real beauty 🙂

    Like

  2. montucky says:

    My favorite is the girl and her cow too. That’s what a fair is all about.

    Like

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