After many years of wanting to get back to any one of the many county fairs in my area, I finally bit the bullet and went to the Fonda Fair which is definitely a harbinger of summer's end, and stayed long enough to get some dusk images of the rides on the midway.
I started out when it was still pretty light just to get some hand-held action shots.
Then when it began getting darker I grabbed my tripod and used some slow shutter speeds to get the movement and the lights.
I used my 11-18 wide angle for many of the images seen here. What fun!
A security guard followed me back to the booth where I stashed my camera bag with some friends. Unbeknownst to me, some parents were complaining that I was taking pictures and they didn't like it. (One lady did come up to me and ask if I was with the newspaper--I said "no, these are just for me personally". She said she had a reason for asking because she didn't want her son... I cut her off and said I wasn't taking photos of the kids and I showed her a couple of the images. I guess she was placated because she walked away satisfied.)
So, I guess the security guard was on a mission to:
1) kick me out
2) have me arrested
3) commandeer my flash card
4) read me the riot act
No seriously, none of that happened and when I showed him a few of the images, he just waved his hand and said, "you're okay", and walked away.
Sheesh! We live in a sad world, but really, public place = no expectation of privacy.
I can see both sides of the debate, but at least I got my images tonight.