Skies at the Fair

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fair sky
Here’s the sky when we got to the fair in North Brunswick – will it rain?

fair sky at night
Same sky two hours later: no, it didn’t rain.

Fair Ride for Summer Stock

amusement ride in North Brunswick
You won’t catch me on this amusement ride at the fair to support local sports in North Brunswick, New Jersey (off Route 1). My daughter and her friend thought it hilarious that even my 13 year old would not be allowed on this ride – the sign said 14 or above.

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Animals at Farm and Fair

In honor of my daughter who will run an animal shelter in twenty years according to her camp newsletter

Sleepy Cat at Howell Living History Farm in New Jersey
Sleepy Cat at Howell Living History Farm in New Jersey

And when the cat awoke, three little girls played with her.

They also played with this dog. The dressed-up-in-old-fashioned-clothes women at the farm taught the girls how to throw a corn cob so the dog would go catch it. The dog quickly and happily did so. Then the dog followed the girls around, eager for another game of “catch the corn cob.”

This rooster photo goes nicely with the photos of the hens on this post about the farm.

Even the geese at the farm show off for the visitors.

One of the best parts of the Middlesex County Fair back in early August is the animals. There was a Vietnamese Pot Belly (looked like a little ugly pig), but I didn’t get a photo.

It’s fun to watch the chicks at the fair hatch from the little eggs.

This week we are headed down to Cape May, the southernmost part of New Jersey. Should be lots of photo opportunities.

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Summer Stock at the Fair

Middlesex County Fair at night, August 3, 2009
Middlesex County Fair at night, August 3, 2009

Yes, more photos from the Middlesex County Fair: night shots capture action and light.

I really don’t like going on the rides, but they are fun to photograph. This photo was taken just a few hours earlier than the one above.

Dhaval thought my sepia photo of the fair was still a bit gloomy, so I added back in a bit more of the colors from the fair. Then I took the sky out of sepia mode, so now it’s really the cars alone that get the sepia treatment.

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