FRAMES: Photo Challenge #55: The Fair and StampedeAugust 21st, 2012 by Meegan Reid
I know I say it every year but gosh darn it Larry and I love photographing the fair and rodeo! In fact, we tend to plan vacations around this time of year so that we don’t miss it. We’ve also been known to scrutinize each others schedules to see what the other gets to shoot and what we’re missing out on. I’m the late shift which means I get the rodeos (score) but Larry’s day shift so gets all the cute kids and animals shots…sigh…maybe we can trade one of these days to balance out the cowboys and cute kids shots.
But I digress…ANYWAY since we love the fair and rodeo, I think you all should love it to. The photo possibilities are almost as endless as the slightly nauseating smell of the carnival. You’ve got kids, you’ve got animals and you’ve got colors and lights all around you. So, your challenge is to show us your best shot from the Fair and/or Stampede. So get to the Kitsap County Fairgrounds this August 22-26th. and get snapping!
Deadline for entries will be Tuesday, August 28th.
Don’t forget to put your real name somewhere on the entry!!!
Here are a few from our archives to get you thinking:
Cowboys take to the arena for the first night of the Kitsap County Stampede. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)
A Davis Amusements / Cascadia ride looks ready to take off Friday night at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on the midway. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
Bareback rider Chris Harris, of Itasca, Texas, celebrates his eight second ride after dismounting a horse named Global Rocket during Wednesday’s Kitsap Stampede at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)
Jamie Milliron, 15, and Robert Jogerst, 15, watch as their friends ride the Octopus at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on Friday. (MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN)
Baylee Abplanalp,12, of Belfair is inside the floating ball on the ” Walk on Water” ride at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on Wednesday. (LARRY STEAGALL | KITSAP SUN)
Amber Bumbalough,10 , snuggles with her pig Lucky prior to the start of the 2010 market auction at the Kitsap County Fair. (MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN)
Superior West Amusements worker Sarah Jacklich gets the stuffed dinosaur prizes ready on the hoop shoot Monday at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, The fair will be held Wednesday through Sunday. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
Kitsap County Fair and Stampede contestant Tim Crabtree,13, of Kingston uses his angus Maie for a pillow in the beef barn Friday. (LARRY STEAGALL | KITSAP SUN)
Kitsap Fair and Stampede cowboys move away from the chutes as Red Headed Stepchild tries to jump out during the bareback riding competition Saturday night. (LARRY STEAGALL/KITSAP SUN)