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Waiting For The Ferris Wheel

One warm summer evening last year, I drove down the road to the parking lot of the Wal-Mart where the traveling county fair had set up the day before. I love vibrant colors and knew I would have to stop by to take a few pictures. It is impossible to be inconspicuous with a tripod and camera in hand, so I didn’t try to be. I figured if someone didn’t want me there or was not interested in being in a picture they would tell me. In this case, having a tripod actually helped and people tend to take you more seriously as a photographer.

One of the county fair ride attendants, came over to chat as I was snapping away. Toothless, unkept and smoking, I immediately sized him up and figured he was going to give me a hard time. Boy was I wrong. I should know better than to judge a book by its cover. He was genuinely interested in my reasons for being there, was kind, chatty and even shared some pictures of himself on the set of a television program that is filmed in the Atlanta area.

When they return this summer I’ll be sure to stop by again to take more pictures.

Ferris Wheel at Night

Round and Round we go

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Posted December 29, 2011 by Paul Coffin in Abstract Color, Street Photography

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