Country Shows are a pretty good spot to be able to grab some shots of rides, some of the people who attend the show and some of the people who run the rides, these are normally two different types of people. There are also some opportunities to be able to do some long exposure shots of the rides as the whip around. The only problem is that you have to be willing to walk around with a heavy tripod everywhere you go, not to mention that when setting up for shots you need to be on your guard so your gear doesn’t get knocked over in the stampede.
Sideshow alley was pretty packed with people so I went in search for a side alley that might have been a little quieter to shoot some long exposures hopefully removing the crowds entirely but it wasn’t to be.
This ride (pictured below) looked pretty scary from a distance but the line up for it was massive. You could stand underneath and get a glimpse of some of the scarred kids faces as they hurtled towards earth. It was pretty funny to watch, especially when they got off the rides and usually back into the waiting arms of their friends as they now had some street cred.
There was fireworks later that night however due to picking up the dreaded lurgy somewhere the only thing that I really wanted was a warm bed and not the bustling, heaving crowds of a country show so we called it quits early and headed for home.
So now I’m off to bed to get some rest. Happy shooting.