Awww Yes…. Summertime in small Kansas towns.
I know you’re thinking “What!!??” “What’s there to do in a small town in the middle of summer?”
Well sometimes there’s a lot to do. Like when the county fair rolls around.
Now; when the county fair rolls into our little town there’s no ferris wheel, there’s no roller coaster, there’s no deep fried everything on a stick. Nope. None of that.
We do have a parade, watermelon, music, horses, cattle, kettle corn, snow cones, bouncy houses, photography, crafts, a petting zoo, a ranch rodeo, dirt track races… lots more! This year we even had monster truck rides!
The last few years I’ve been out of town come fair time and haven’t been able to participate. But this year I was home.
Off I went camera in hand to see what sites I could capture.
The dirt track races were lots of fun to shoot even if I was covered head to toe with dirt by the time I got back to the house that night!
I really wanted to slow down the shutter and pan with the cars as they zoomed by at 100+ mph. That way I could show the motion and speed in the photos. However… when you are shooting with your lens sticking through a hole in the chicken wire fence there just isn’t enough room to pan.
So for the most part I shot with some fast fast shutter speeds and stopped those speeding cars in their tracks!
Not a bad job for my first attempt at shooting races! I’ll have to try it again next year and just maybe get out into the pit area where I can shoot without the fence in the way.