Posts Tagged ‘Fair

06
Sep
16

Tales of the Great Allentown Fair

The following images are a collection of my perception of the life and stories of the Allentown Fair. In order to capture these images, it required me to first start a dialog with my subjects, and then after gaining their trust, I would take the picture. This requires one to step out of there comfort zone and try to become a small part of the “culture”. All of the images were shot handheld with the Olympus PEN-F and in many cases the exposures were in excess of a half of a second. I was only able to accomplish this because of the Olympus built in image stabilization system. One additional bonus from this shoot, is that it happened to be the day KISS performed, which provided some additional characters for the evening.

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22
Sep
14

The Great Allentown Fair in Color

As a follow up to yesterday’s post, here are the color shots.

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21
Sep
14

The Great Allentown Fair in Black & White

I made my annual trek to the Allentown Fair again a couple of weeks ago. I decided I would do two posts. One in B&W and one in color. Here is the B&W.

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16
Sep
13

The Great Allentown Fair

The fair and agricultural show is held at the Allentown Fairgrounds in Allentown PA. It is operated by the Lehigh County Agricultural Society. It is one of the oldest fairs in the United States and one of the largest in Pennsylvania. The first fair was held in 1852. There are so many photographic opportunities. It is sometimes difficult to decide where to point the camera. This is part one of two posts. These images are all in color. The next post will be all black & white.

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