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Fair Fun!

One of the best parts of a Sacramento summer is the California State Fair. I have been going to fair regularly for at least 12 years, but it is always a family experience. I never take my camera. This year I saw that one of the local Meet Up groups was having a night to the fair so I decided to go since it would give me the opportunity to photograph the fair and not disrupt our family visit to the fair.

 
You should see the looks a group of twenty photographers, most with tripods gets when you walk around a fair! There was so much to photograph! I concentrated on the colors of the fair but I could se it being a bonanza for people photographer and a real gem for those working on all the small details of the fair. I wish I had more time to play with my Lensbaby and just do details but I could only concentrate on one aspect at a time! 
 
I decided to play with different shutter speeds and experiment with zooming the lens and moving the camera during exposures to see what effects I would get with all the colorful lights. I made all my images with my Canon 1Ds Mark 3 and 24-105 L series lens, on my Feisol 3372 tripod with the leveling base and my Really Right Stuff BH-55 ball head. For convenience I wore my Cotton Carrier for walking around and entering and leaving the fair. I just had one Lexar 32GB 600x card, which was more than sufficient for one night’s shooting.
 
I created on short 8 sec time lapse, which is a lot of fun to watch, and had a great time experimenting and “playing”
 
I have created a gallery of images with exposure data for you!  To view click here
 
Here is the time lapse
 
 

 

State Fair #27

1.3 s at  f/22 ISO 250   moved the camera during exposure

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State Fair #26

0.8 s at  f/22 ISO 250   moved the camera during exposure

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State Fair #25

0.8 s at  f/22 ISO 250   zoomed lens during exposure

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State Fair #24

1.6 s at  f/22 ISO 250   zoomed lens during exposure

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State Fair #23

2.0 s at  f/22 ISO 250   zoomed lens during exposure

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State Fair #22

1.0 s at  f/22 ISO 250   zoomed lens during exposure

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State Fair #21

1.3 s at  f/22 ISO 250  

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State Fair #20

1.0 s at  f/22 ISO 250   zoomed lens during exposure 

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State Fair #19

2.0 s at  f/22 ISO 400 

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