Monday, 26 October 2009

Le samedi après-midi à la fête foraine


Saturday afternoon at the fair. For those who like this kind of thing, it seemed like fun. I'm not into fairs like these, yet I had a ball taking the photos!
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Samedi à la fête foraine. Pour ceux qui aiment, ça avait l'air sympa. Moi, c'est pas trop mon truc, en revanche je me suis éclatée à prendre ces photos.

27 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Funny and colorful images. I am 'in' many things I don't like, simply for a good shot. Glad not to be alone in this 'sacrifice'!

Jacob said...

I can see why you're not into fairs like these...they make you dizzy!

I'm with you and VP - we photographers have to suffer so many indignities for our craft. But we do so sacrificially yet without whining because we know the result is worth the effort.

Kudos to you, my friend Ciel, for sticking it out and providing us with these colorful, if dizzying, images!

And have a good week!

akarui said...

Des images interessantes a prendre dans une fete foraine et tu as tres bien reussi.

Bob Crowe said...

That top picture is spectacular - love the top and bottom yellow bands and the perfect shutter speed.

Virginia said...

Great shots. This is something that is very much like our fairs here. Great shots, bravo!!!
V

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

wow, awesome first photo. your composition and execution of it was perfect. well done. I have never been to a fair to photograph it and you have inspired me to try one day

Buck said...

Excellent photos!

PERBS said...

I understand as I spend a good portion of my day at the Fair taking photos too! I might never do it if I had to pay to develop photos like years back before the digital age.

James said...

Great shots, but now I'm dizzy. :)

Lee Spangler said...

I love that whirling image of yours. I understand though about fairs. Sometimes it feels like dumb entertainment but with the right mood and the right people they can be fun. Re: hiking and animals. More concern is with stepping on a rattlesnake. Big cats are shy and not common and I would never carry a gun. Re gardens. I enjoyed the Jardin des Plantes a lot. Thanks for your continuous kindness.

Tash said...

Ah, really teriffic - the colors, the motion, the fun!!! I can hear the delighted children and the music...

Small City Scenes said...

You really put the spin on. that is very clever. MB

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shots !! Nice post !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

Hilda said...

I'm getting dizzy just looking at your photos. Love the bright colors!

B SQUARED said...

I think they appeal more to kids.

Halcyon said...

Your pictures did come out very well. I especially love the first one. Hope you had some good eats at least!

Stine in Ontario said...

People watching is always fun!

Cergie said...

Ah dis donc, tu as remarqué, elles sont floues tes deux photos surtout celle du haut (elle est gaie et chouette), tu as tourné autour très vite pour les prendre ?
A Pontoise la foire débute aux alentours de la St Martin (11 novembre), on y mange du hareng avec les doigts et boit du ginglet (du vin d'ici) ; mais cette année on n'y sera pas, car nous aussi, parfois on s'en va....

Becky said...

The colours are fabulous, my friend! Nice job capturing the excitement of the fair!

cieldequimper said...

@ all: thank you! I'll let you imagine the high pitched screams of the kids and teenagers as that 'train' sped past!

Marie-Noyale said...

Je suis comme toi je prefere le voir sur la terre ferme!!
Tu t'es bien amusee et elles sont vraiment reussies.

Bergson said...

mon manège à moi c'est .....

Catherine said...

Ton manège est beau comme un oollier de bonbons..
Il nous manque que les cris et les rires des participants.

JM said...

Colourful and pretty cool shots! Well done!

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh, gosh, I don't have a strong stomach, such spinning things get me in trouble...
God bless you!
Cezar

Sharon Van Lieu said...

I like your take on these, Ciel - fun, colorful with a great feel for the dizzying rides.

Sharon

Rebecca said...

Love the motion in these photos!