Archive for Teton County Fair

Life Is A Carnival, And Vice Versa

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 28, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Leica M, 35mm Summilux, processed in LR5 and Nik Viveza (to lower the bright lights in a few places.) And thus concludes our coverage of the 2013 Teton County Fair.

Last Fair Shot (1 of 1)

The Would-Be Dangling Man

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 27, 2013 by johnbuckley100

With apologies to Saul Bellow.  Leica M, 35mm Summilux FLE.

Dangling Man (1 of 1)

Not To Beat A Dead Horse…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 27, 2013 by johnbuckley100

But here’s image Number 1 after the application of the Healing/Cloning tool in LR5.  Maybe a little clumsily applied, but it does fix the problem with the Porta-potties.

Ferris Heal (1 of 1)

Determining The Best Among Three Similar Images

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 27, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Three pictures of essentially the same image, taken at different times, but with the same camera and lens (Leica M, 35mm Summilux).  The first is, to our eye, by far the best, but flawed by the fact that in the lower right hand corner, you can see Porta-potties and a dumpster.  Still, we love those clouds, the colors as processed in LR5 and Nik Color Efex Pro 4.

Ferris 1 (1 of 1)

 

Here we try to get the same shot, but without the flaws.  Alas, the sky was not nearly as dynamic.  Processed in LR5 and Nik Viveza (mostly to reduce brightness.)

Ferris 2 (1 of 1)

 

Finally, we have this one.  Same evening as the one above, hence no clouds.  But at least the dumpster and bathrooms aren’t visible.  Processed as above.

Ferris 3 (1 of 1)

 

Hard to say which is best, except clearly the clouds make the first one pop.  But I also like the third one.  And, uh, the second… And click on any of the three to see a series of vignettes taking place among the people who — even standing precariously and shooting handheld at, like, 1/12th of a second — you can clearly see enjoying themselves in the fairground crowd.

Street Photography And The Teton County Fair II

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 26, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Day two Teton Fair 10 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm Noctilux

Did we mention there was a rodeo?  So of course there were rodeo princesses.

Day two Teton Fair 9 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm Noctilux

And did we mention there was pig wrestling? Who even knew such an event existed?

Day two Teton Fair 1 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

But on a beautiful evening in the Tetons, the Teton County Fair rolled along for a second day, and provided more opportunities for wandering with a camera.

Day two Teton Fair 2 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

Every once in a while you would find someone surprised to be photographed.

Teton Fair 3 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

But for as many people as there were surprised, there were others whom, one suspects, enjoyed being part of the drama.

Day two Teton Fair 7 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm Noctilux

Day two Teton Fair 4 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm Noctilux

It was a pretty great party.

Day two Teton Fair 6 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm Noctilux

And as evening fell, the lighted byways of the fair made it seem as if the party would go late into the night.

Day two Teton Fair 8 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 35mm Summilux FLE

Street Photography And The Teton County Fair, Part 1

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on July 25, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Less Pink

Leica M, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

The Teton County Fair is an annual event in Jackson, Wyoming, and it is notable not simply as a prototypical American county fair, replete with pig wrestling and the rodeo next door, but for the way it brings together such a wide range of people.  It is, for street photography, a target rich environment.

Teton Fair 6 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm Noctilux

People come to see and be seen, and the rich pageant of personalities — some locals, some tourists — is a feast for the eyes.

Teton Fair 2 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

Families come for the rides and the entertainment, and to see their friends.  It is a communal gathering with roots in such fairs that go back to the dawn of civilization.  And so too should we think of street photography at such events — a capturing of humanity gathering together with roots in painting going back to the time of Breugel.

Teton Fair 5 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm Noctilux

People are open, and less guarded about having their pictures taken.

Teton Fair 8 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm Noctilux

For a fair in a relatively isolated resort community in the West, you see all types.

Teton Fair 7 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

From those who live in Teton County to those visiting from big cities around the world.

Teton Fair 4 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

There is an innocence that seems to accompany those participating in the spectacle.

Teton Fair 9 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm Noctilux

And a simple delight in being there.

The Fair, At Night

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 25, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Teton County Fair. Leica M, 35mm Summilux, ISO 640.

Night Time Fair (1 of 1)

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