Thursday, November 4, 2010

turn on the bright lights.











Last week, I went to the state fair to watch a dance recital for three of my darling nieces. The fair is pretty ghetto, there are gross smells around every corner, and it's ridiculously overpriced.

But I still get a thrill out of the colors everywhere, the people-watching, the ferris wheel, and my absolute favorite: those giant slides. (I went down them three times with the little girls - just look at that big smile on my face).

26 comments:

  1. Such fun, colorful photos! You really made the fair look much less ghetto, haha.

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  2. your pictures are beautiful! loooove them!

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  3. Some of the most fabulous photos I have seen all day. I have not been to the fair in at least 10 years.

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  4. the colors are really fabulous

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  6. look at those photos! awesome. i have to say that there is nothing like the arizona state fair. i love it.

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  7. fantastic.

    you're neices are adorable!

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  8. *your.

    my brain is missing today.

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  9. love the pics! im wishing i would have given the giant slide a chance. love the colors.

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  10. these put a smile on my face. Oooooh the good old days of fairs and cotton candy!

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  12. Amazing - LOVE your pictures! You are one talented gal. :)

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  13. i remember riding the big slides like that one. so fun!

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  14. I love love love the AZ State Fair. I'm sad I missed it this year.

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  15. I love how you see your litte corner of your world. These photos would look lovely in a nursery or play room. I love their youthfulness and brightness. They make me happy.

    I think you look beautiful in the picture of you sliding with your nieces and a big smile on your face.

    And dang it because of you, I am not going to be happy with any old Christmas picture. I want a picture of all of us sliding down that slide for our annual card, and my photographer lives in Idaho now.

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  16. Whoa! The State Fair may smell, but it sure looks great on film!

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  17. great, GREAT, pictures. It looks like you traveled back in time and spent the day at Coney Island. The last fair I went to was the Western Idaho Fair, when I was 18... I really wish I had a Pronto Pup (fresh fried corn dog, painted with mustard) right about now!

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  18. I got a link for your photos from, Where the Lovely Things Are.
    I like you love color and these photos are just plain awesome to me.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  19. i've been wanting to go to the fair just to ride the super slide for years now. i'm hoping boyd agrees to go tonight. do you know if we're allowed to take evie on it? is there an age requirement?

    ps. the photos are fab! you just made the ghetto fair look like a charming vintage carnival.

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  20. I am completely smitten with all of these photos. The color is simply spectacular. If you ever decide to sell them as prints will you please let me know? Thanks!

    theobsessiveimagist@gmail.com
    www.theobsessiveimagist.com

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  21. I've never seen slides like that in real life.

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  22. These are beautiful pictures. The colors you captured remind me of the fun I had as a little girl when I went to the AZ state fair. Thanks for bringing back the memories through your beautiful pictures. :)- jen

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  23. Those are great photos! The Fair should hire you for publicity. They make me want to go to the fair, and I usually don't have any desire to go to the fair!

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  24. Anonymous6/20/2012

    Is there water on that huge slide?

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