Washington State Fair

I rarely get to the Washington State Fair unless our grandchildren are showing their 4-H animals.  But since they haven’t done that for awhile, it’s been several years since I’ve attended, and I’ve never gone with the sole purpose of taking night photos.  But this year Gary Wells, Scott Wood, and I ventured north to Puyallup to see the sights, eat the food, and shoot the rides – with our cameras!  Here are some of my favorite resulting images.  These were all shot in manual mode with the Blub setting so I basically just guessed at how long to keep the shutter open.  Sometimes it works, sometimes not, but it’s really the only way because you’d go crazy trying to set up the proper exposure every time.

Here is a sampling of what I shot that day. For the complete gallery, click here.