Country Fair ~ A Nostalgic Nod

Americana and southern traditions run deep here in the South every autumn.  This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Georgia National Fair, so we honored that milestone and joined the thousands of others from all over the state who did the same.  

It was a spectacular summer day in the fall...90 degrees - blue sky, sunshine, and vanilla cream cotton candy clouds.

This "picture perfect" day gave me the perfect opportunity to experiment with an idea I have had for quite a while...

...since the last time we were at the fair about three or four years ago {which is as often as I need this type of intense indulgence of everything}.

So, in between riding on some really scary rides that I was persuaded to try {just this one time} and prayed would not collapse while we were on them, I made some photographs.

While I was in the midst of posting these current photographs, I found some from one of our previous visits to the fair and played around with them as I did these new images.

A little cross process, tweaking fill light and saturation, and adding a "1960's" filter gave these photos just the look I was hoping for - a nostalgic nod to an ever present bygone era.

Vibrant colour, sparkly prizes, carnival lights, ornate details,

...and my little guy on the carousel when he was just four years old.

The details on some of the amusements are exquisitely crafted, even though ghoulish at times with their carved facial expressions popping out here and there, surprising us around each and every corner of the carnival.

Sensory overload in every way.

Even these yellow duckies had to put their shades on and chill out in the cool pool.

And after dizzying day of decadence in every way, so did we.

I hope you enjoyed my view of the Georgia National Fair.  Would love to hear your comments about this new collection of photographs.  

I will be offering some of these images in my Etsy Boutique, Zazzle Gallery, Society6, and My Front Porch - each available in different formats in each store.

As always, thank you for your visit.

Ciao amici,

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Joining a few of these friends on the Ferris Wheel this week.