“Step Right Up to the The Magic of the Midway”
I have always been scared of going on the rides at the Midway. Over the years, I have just excused myself from the fair by saying, “Ya, I’m not really a fair person.” Sure, I love to go in the morning and see all the animals and check out the vegetables that won the blue ribbons but don’t ask me to stay until the midway opens.
But today, I actually waited until I knew the rides would be whirling around and the midway music would be playing before I headed out to the fairgrounds. I have been dying to photograph a ferris wheel for some time now. I’m not sure why, but I have pictured it in my mind, and so today, I just had to go to the Oxford County Fair.
As usual, what I ended up “focusing on” was not so much the ferris wheel, although I think I did shoot over 150 images of it, but the people at the fair was what (were whom, Thanks, Mom) really grabbed my attention. Lovely people working at the fair, and enjoying the fair! This post is to say “thank you” to all those folks who allowed me to photograph them as they worked and as they played. I heard many stories, and all the people I met today seemed genuinely very happy to be at the fair, enjoying this gorgeous mid-September day in Maine.
See you at the County Fair!