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The Fair


October is that time of year when the Fair comes to our neck of the woods.
This year my grandson (age 9) and I went from 4:15 - 10:15 and enjoyed it in daylight and nightlight.

This starts a series of Fair images....

The Fair


October is that time of year when the Fair comes to our neck of the woods.
This year my grandson (age 9) and I went from 4:15 - 10:15 and enjoyed it in daylight and nightlight.

This starts a series of Fair images....

comments (47)

Back to the windmills Ginnie, even if they are different. Look forward to the forthcoming images, glad yu enjoyed the event.

Like the image by the way.
Ginnie Hart: Windmills of any kind totally mesmerize me, Les. YES! This has been the 8th year in a row that I have taken Nicholas to the Fair, and he's only 9! Each year it gets better and better as he gets older. smile Thanks.
nice foto...full character // I loive it // Regards from Yogyakarta City, Indonesia //
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir! smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Oct 2009, 01:28
This certainly says "country", Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: We're in one of the northern suburbs of Atlanta, Ray, where we still see vestiges of the old South. It's quite eclectic!
  • Linda
  • USA
  • 19 Oct 2009, 02:15
How Texas! Uh, Georgia! OK, American! I love windmills, and this is a beautiful photo. Purely decorative, I presume?
Ginnie Hart: The land used every year for this Fair used to be an old family homestead, Linda, where some of the old relics remain. It's part of the Fair's allure for me. It's become an eclectic mix of the new and the old.

If ever I get a tattoo, it will be of a windmill...but more of the Dutch variety. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 19 Oct 2009, 03:31
these fair's have lotsa character, hope to get to visit one too in the future.. smile nice shot..
Ginnie Hart: I didn't grow up going to fairs, Rian, but have gone every year the last 8 years with my grandson in tow. He LOVES the fair and waits for it with anticipation every year. Everything I missed as a child is being lived through him now. I love it! Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 19 Oct 2009, 04:46
cool windmill, looks like the sign is hovering in mid air... neat night shot
Ginnie Hart: I take a picture of this windmill every year I go to the Fair, Elaine. HA! It knows me by name by now! Thanks.
  • Mroy
  • USA
  • 19 Oct 2009, 05:05
Oh it's looks like a country fair from this initial entry. Can't wait for the rest.
Ginnie Hart: It is indeed a country fair, Maria, with all kinds of wonderful things that other city fairs don't have, which you'll soon see. smile Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Oct 2009, 05:40
A fine looking windpump: they used to be a common sight here too
Ginnie Hart: They're a pretty common sight here in our country, Chris, especially when you get out away from the city. I love them!
  • Astrid
  • aan het ontbijt
  • 19 Oct 2009, 06:11
for me these are the landmarks of America, like our windmills,
a wonderful picture.
I love the composition and the black background.
I am looking forward to the series.
een prettige dag voor jou, tot vanmiddag. MLS
Ginnie Hart: Windmills of a different color, MLMA. I never learned to really appreciate ours until I fell in love with yours. Now I love them all. But when I get a tattoo, it will be of YOUR variety, not mine. grin Ontzettend bedankt.
encore une fois la simplicité qui fait la beauté
Ginnie Hart: Merci, O-P. I, too, like the simplicity of this lone windmill!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Oct 2009, 06:53
Yes, you are right- in my town just, too (except the Oktoberfest in Munich)-and soon we 'll enjoy the Christmärkte allover here! - I like this traditional fair sign -surely reminding you of the lieve windmolen in Nederland- especially I admire your photographical skills- the toning- the frameless night pic!
Ginnie Hart: It is such a wonderful time of the year, Philine, to have Fairs and Oktoberfests. I remember them so well from when I was in Hannover a few years back. And yes, soon it will be the Christmärkte. Hannover has such a delightful one, as do other cities in Germany. I wonder if I'll see a good one on Gorinchem soon! smile Bedankt voor jouw lieve woorden!
  • Caroline
  • United States
  • 19 Oct 2009, 07:16
Ohhh...love the vintage quality of this. Fantastic shot!
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh...thank you, Caroline. smile
Sounds like fun in store Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: If you like Fairs, Bill, I hope so. smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Oct 2009, 07:36
Great mount with the black background.
The winds of change they are a blowing.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Louis. The winds of change are definitely blowing!!! smile Thanks.
Just seeing the word Fair just brings to mind all those yummy foods... mmmMm lovely shot.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Brian. You'll see a shot later that reminds you even more! grin Thanks.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Oct 2009, 08:05
I like the lighting in this, Ginnie; the muted colours suit this very well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Alan.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 19 Oct 2009, 08:05
Nothing more country than a windmill, nice start to the series ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Tony. smile Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2009, 08:56
I am reaching for my "long neck" beer and settling back to enjoy the show ;o) Great opening shot ;o)
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Mike. Thank you.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2009, 09:14
This evokes what I imagine American country life to be (mostly gleaned from the TV!) I shall look forward to this series. Wonderfully clear night shot.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: The funny thing, Ingrid, is that this is in the middle of our small city suburb north of Atlanta. The Fair has kept some of the relics of the old farmstead from years ago, so it has quite the eclectic appeal of both old and new. Thanks.
so vintage , so beautiful !
lovely shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Jean-Luc. Merci!
I thought you only saw this sort of thing in the red light district of Amsterdam.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Anywhere else but there, Chad. grin
Love this one A LOT!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
Beautiful photography: I like the theme, framing, composition ...
Congratulations
Ginnie Hart: Muchas, muchas gracias, Ricardo.
Wonderful Ginnie. This definitely breathes the countryside!
Ginnie Hart: The funny thing is that this is in the middle of our city suburb north of Atlanta, Richard. I'm so glad they kept it there from days gone by. Merci.
I'm surprised they didn't build a clock-tower combined with a windmill for you Ginnie grin

Seems like an intriguing fare to me - waiting for more captures of this event from you.
Ginnie Hart: HA! We do have a clock tower nearby, Thomas, a couple blocks from the Fair. And you had no idea. smile Thanks.
Our last Fair is the end of September, to cold after that. Beautiful windmill that you always seem to find Ginnie. Lovely tones as usual and I really like the black background here.
Ginnie Hart: It usually is still very hot here, John, but this year it was rainy most of the time and quite chilly. I was very lucky that Nicholas and I hit a good day at the very beginning! Thanks.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 19 Oct 2009, 13:21
WOW! Such an impressive night shot!! Great work, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martie.
  • chunter
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2009, 14:15
As ever, you have a keen eye for extracting photoenic detail out of the everyday, and the presentation here sets it off beautifully.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Colin. Thank you...and good to see you again!
very cool composition I like it
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio!
Just superb Ginnie,Looks really good with the black background and no frame.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your vote of confidence, Linda. I appreciate it. smile
  • hoi
  • United States
  • 19 Oct 2009, 16:41
cool! I like this with a dark background.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Hoi. That's what it looked like at night. smile
Windmills from Amsterdam to Atlanta? You sure have it all covered. I hope you had a lot of fun at the fair.
Ginnie Hart: Wow, Kunle. You have such a good memory! Believe it or not, I will be moving to the Netherlands at the end of November...and will see REAL windmills once again. smile Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 19 Oct 2009, 20:09
very very country..., near from far west. I like this brown
Ginnie Hart: Very country indeed, Oscar. Muchas gracias.
Beautiful night shot. Like the tones
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Pernilla! smile
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 20 Oct 2009, 03:25
Is this in Cummings, Georgia? I have family there. Love the night capture.
Ginnie Hart: Are you kidding me, Sherri?? Cumming is a suburb north of Atlanta...if that's the one you're talking about (no 's'wink. Do you happen to know what street they live on? Wouldn't that be something if I pass them ever so often! It's a small world after all. smile Thanks.
Has creado una imagen con un encuadre prefecto, al cual se tiene que sumar el tratamiento y la composición.

Muy bonita la imagen.

Saludos.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Bernardo. Muchas gracias.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 20 Oct 2009, 08:25
Beautiful windmill and excellently captured. Looking forward to see more.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your support, Frida. You'll definitely see more. smile
Una gran foto de entada para una gran serie sin dudar, estoy impaciente por ver el resto, esta es magnifica contrasta mucho con el fondo negro, Saludos
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, MA. It's a fun series for me, so I do hope you'll enjoy it. Muchas gracias.
great capture Ginnie...caught my eye straight away ....hope all's well with you. been away from SC for a while. too busy tryin to find work...sad (i hate this crisis). found a solution to my study issue. smile
cheers
www.sarinagito.com
Ginnie Hart: Lots has happened since I "saw" you last, Sarina. Believe it or not, I'll be moving to your beautiful country at the end of November. It's a small world after all. I wish the best for us both in the days ahead! Thanks for stopping by again.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 20 Oct 2009, 14:08
No, I'm not kidding and yes, it's one and the same. I've been there and could get there again, but don't go by road namessmile It's one of my sisters and her family.
Ginnie Hart: That's just amazing, Sherri. By the end of November I will be moving to the Netherlands, and will not be here to meet you if you just happen to come back to visit. sad But what a small world...your flesh and blood here where I live now!
smile Hey Ginnie...yup alot has happened with me as well ...aaahhh enuff to pull my hair out of my head but ..some days are just simply better than others...sooo ....i'm dying to move to the US and you are coming here ??? u are brave...smile
whereabouts in the NL will you be...would be great to meet up indeed....smile feel free to email me if you wanna be more private....smile [email protected]

enjoy ur last few days in the lovely US ...smile it's gonna be coooold in november hehe just teasing..it will be but tja..what's new in the land of frogs....smile
XXX
Ginnie Hart: Passing ships in the night, Sarina! grin I'll be living in Gorinchem...and yes, I know it's cold there. Last year was the first time in 12 years the canals froze. I'm hoping they will freeze again this year so I can go ice skating! I wish you luck in your own journey, whatever it is and wherever it takes you!
A beautiful shot of an authentic American mill. I can still hear its sad sound in famous westerns smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. You know more than I do about that, Wim. I probably can hear your Dutch molen in my head more than any of these American windmills. So strange.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 20 Oct 2009, 21:05
must be fun spending time with your grandson! brings nothing but joy, great night shot of the mill here.
Ginnie Hart: I love these memories with him, Liang. They will live with me forever! Thanks.
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 20 Oct 2009, 22:16
Really cool old windmill. The fair sounds fun.
Ginnie Hart: I love windmills, Andy, so this is a soulful way for me to start this series. Thanks.
Very nicely photographed Ginnie. They have a lovely shape to them set against the dark background don't they.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, too, Brian. Thanks.
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 29 Oct 2009, 03:06
Wonderful image, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Julian.
  • david
  • Coumbus, Ohio
  • 30 Oct 2009, 11:31
super shot! i've enjoyed catching up with your site...missed some great stuff whilst i've been away!
Ginnie Hart: You are a sweetheart, David, to backtrack. You sure know how to make my day. Welcome back!

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