Be There. The Fair.

by Michael Sakowicz April. 11, 2010 4064 views

2008 Dade County Fair Public Television Commercial [youtube.com]

So yes, I did make it to the Dade County Fair this year. No, I didn't lie to you in my previous post; I really thought I wasn't going to make it and today was completely last minute. And a good idea too, seeing as how the crowd was pretty light and we we're able to walk through the whole thing in a few hours.

Also, I'm not going to sound off about the treatment of animals in cages since people (like yours truly) seem to be just fine with taking photos of said animals. Oh, and for those of you keeping score, I had a corn on the cob, a foot long corn dog and a medium mountain dew; probably enough sugar, salt and calories for the whole week! Cheers.

25°44'59.76“N, 80°22'16.66”W

01. We're There. This is the entrance. Not much more to say about it. It's a permanent part of the fairgrounds. Nikon D70s | f/11 | 1/500" | ISO 500 | 18mm

02. Catching Some Zzz. Well, how would you feel if you had to be cooped up in a small cage all day?! Nikon D70s | f/4.5 | 1/40" | ISO 1250 | 70mm

03. Watch That Beard. This ‘Glass Blower’ was super cool. I just had to watch him for about ten minutes. Nikon D70s | f/5.6 | 1/125" | ISO 1250 | 70mm

04. Lady Gaga Has Competition. Yeah, she ain't got nothing on this little guy!
Nikon D70s | f/4.5 | 1/25" | ISO 1250 | 70mm

05. Up Where We Belong. The cliché ferris wheel shot. Ya gotta do it I suppose.
Nikon D70s | f/5.6 | 1/125" | ISO 1250 | 60mm

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Alison 11 years, 1 month ago

I love 5... cliche or not... great capture!

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Susan Jane 11 years, 1 month ago

This is awonderful set, Love the glass fire guy and of course, who doesn't love a good rooster shot! Actually they are all well done!

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Juan Bautista 11 years, 1 month ago

gran trabajo!

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Jesse Kline 11 years, 2 months ago

Everyone definitely needs a ferris wheel shot. I'm yet to add one to my collection. Aside from that, great set. It looks like you had a great day.

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mitchell 11 years, 2 months ago

aww the fair makes me happy :D

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Brian 11 years, 2 months ago

Definately hung over in #2. Fairs are a wonder place.

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 11 years, 2 months ago

the glass blower is awesome!

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Pandka 11 years, 2 months ago

2 and 4 are great!

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Unregardpartage 11 years, 2 months ago

Merci pour ces morceaux choisis

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Miclaud 11 years, 2 months ago

Ha ha ha!! Lady Gaga nicer than in reality ;))))
Nice place...

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lynn 11 years, 2 months ago

SUPER!!! It sounds like a fun time...and you captured some great shots. I really love #2 and 5 is very cool :))

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Dorothe 11 years, 2 months ago

Great set! #3 and 5 are my favs! ...hey only one ride and you could start with the food again...:-)))))

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mujay 11 years, 2 months ago

i like 3rd shot , very nice :) beautiful set .

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Manuele 11 years, 2 months ago

great

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Neil Rosenberger 11 years, 2 months ago

Great Set !! Think you really held back on the food thing !! There had to be a bunch of "Over Sugared,Over Salted,Over Fried and Just really NOT good for you things to choose from", Loved your chicken shots !! cd

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Amoeba 11 years, 2 months ago

Fantastic set!!! Oooh Ferris Wheel shot...super pretty...I'm a bit of a sucker for Ferris Wheel shots...just LOVE them:)

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ole Kristian Valle 11 years, 2 months ago

Very nice set!

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Christa 11 years, 2 months ago

Oh, you did it! Great faire and a lot of fun, too. I like the glass blower and of course, Lady Gaga's fatal look! :)

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Azra Kukura Burzic 11 years, 2 months ago

great

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Huiching 11 years, 2 months ago

All are cool. Haha.. Love that lady gaga shot.

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 11 years, 2 months ago

The chicken shots are amazing, still smiling

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 11 years, 2 months ago

The lighting in de second shot is so perfect!!! (like in all your pictures actually ... )
The chicken shots are indeed sad and great!

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Carisma 11 years, 2 months ago

LOVE these. added a few to my favorites

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sandyk 11 years, 2 months ago

What great captures Mike!! love the chicken thats sleeping!

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Heather 11 years, 2 months ago

Nice ferris wheel...I want to go!

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 11 years, 2 months ago

Looks like a nice walk down memory lane. Great set!

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jennye 11 years, 2 months ago

I love that funky looking chicken in the fourth shot! and the ferris wheel. ....and what is that man doing in the third shot? the sleeping chicken is cool too!
I guess I should just say great set Mike! ..... and now I want a corn dog!! :))

11 years, 2 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 11 years, 2 months ago

Love #2, what a funny shot!!!!

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