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2012 State Fair Photographs by J R Compton
 
 

The Last Day

October 21 2012

 

Join The Quarterback Club - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Throw the Ball, Win A Prize

 

 

Roll A Ball, Win Kissy Puppy - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Roll A Ball, Win Kissy Puppy

 

 

Lucky Ducky - Prize Every Time - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Lucky Ducky - Prize Every Time

 

 

Tub Toss - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Tub Toss

 

Choice Choice - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Choice Choice

 

 

The Firing Line - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

The Firing Line

 

 

Balloon Pop - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Balloon Pop

 

 

Bank A Ball - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Bank A Ball

 

 

Bringing Down Another Prize - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Bringing Down Another Prize

 

 

Whack A Ball - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Whack A Ball

 

 

Frozen Treats Stand - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Frozen Treats Stand

 

 

Tributes to Big Tex - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Tributes to Big Tex

 

 

Big Yellow Monkey - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Big Yellow Monkey

 

 

xCop Call - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Cop Call

 

 

Skulls Non-plussed - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Skulls Nonplussed

 

 

xKid with Piglet - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Kid with Piglet

 

 

It's A Happy Day - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

It's A Happy Day

 

 
 

Red Spiral - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Red Spiral

 

 

Two-Story Fun House - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Two-story Fun House

 

 

Melting Pot Spin - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Melting Pot Spin

 

 

Image Collision - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Image Collision

 

 

Pen-goonies - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Pen Goonies

 

 

day 10

 

October 19 2012

 

Klu Klux Lambs - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Ku Klux Lambs

 

 

11-51 - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

11-51   keeping them clean before they're judged

 

 

Sheep Shadow Grid - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Sheet Shadow Grid

 

 

Blue Lamb - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Blue Lamb

 

 

Sister Mary Lambie - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Sister Mary Lamby

 

 

Black Lamb in Stripes & Pink - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Black Lamb in Stripes and Pink

 

 

Purple, Black, Stripes and Pink - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Purple, Black, Stripes & Pink

 

 

Security Gate - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Security Gate

 

 

Police Dog Suit - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Police Dog Suit

 

 

Semi-Permanent Smoke Kaboom - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Semi-Permanent Smoke Ka-Boom!

 

 

Hallowed Ground - RIP Big Tex - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Hallowed Ground - Rest In Peace, Big Tex

 

 

Something Missing - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Something Missing [ see pic below ]

 

 

Blue Lump - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Blue Lump

 

 

Pink Hat - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Pink Hat & Flyaway Ponytail

 

 

CrocoLigator - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Croco Ligator

 

 

Happy Trails - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Happy Trails

 

 

day 9

October 16 2012

 

Red Cigar - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Red Cigar 

 

 

Click In Pink - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Click In Pink

 

 

Chef Gene - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Chef Gene

 

 

More Stripes - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

More Stripes

 

 

The Cotton Bowl - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Cotton Bowl

 

 

Chicken Rags - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Chicken Rag Men

 

 

Cowboy Hats - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Hat Shapes

 

 

Juicys - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Juicys Smoke

 

 

Fast-talking Ford Robot - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Glib Robot

 

 

Mohawk Hat - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Mohawk Hat

 

 

Stripey Toys - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Stripeys

 

Trying A New Car - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

New Car

 

 

Massage - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Massage

 

 

Refreshed - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Refreshed

 

 

Green-haired Clown - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Green-haired Clown

 

 

Butterfly People - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Butterfly People

 

 

When I Grow Up - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

When I Grow Up

 

 

Black Iguana - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Black Iguana

 

 

 Laid Back - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Laid Back

 

 

Blue Shark - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Blue Shark

 

 

day 8

October 14 2012

 

Cowboy Hats - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Hats, Boots & Cigarettes

 

 

Girl in Pink and Stripes - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Pink & Stripes

 

 

A Pile of  Prizes - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Pile of Prizes

 

 

Pink and STripes - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Pink & Stripes

 

 

Riders in Pink - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Princesses In Pink

 

 

Twins with Twin Prizes - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Twins with Twin Prizes

 

 

Running Girl in Red & Pink - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Little Pink Running Girl

 

 

Umbrella Woman - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Staring at the Photographer 1

 

 

Staring at the Photographer - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Staring at the Photographer 2
 

 

Staring at the Photographer - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Staring at the Photographer 3

 

 

Staring at the Photographer - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Staring at the Photographer 4

 

 

Staring at the Photographer - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Staring at the Photographer 5

 

 

Giant Bear with Kids Inside It - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Giant Bear with Kids Inside

 

 

House of Tomorrow - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

House of Tomorrow

 

The more I try to get away from what I've been doing to do something new with my photography, the stranger it looks, and I wonder, "Can I get away with doing this?"  The Staring At The Photographer series were when I was waiting for Anna and Alice, who is six, to come out of The Petting Zoo. I'd already been. A lot of these others are from then, too — killing time taking pictures fast.

 

The Wild Mouse - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

The Wild Mouse

 

 

days X

shots I somehow left behind

 

Fire-breathing Parade Dragon - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Fire-breathing Parade Dragon — upper, frontal detail

 

 

Float Girl Smiling - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Float Girl Smiling

 

 

 

Fuzzy Flower Dragon - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Fuzzy Flower Dragon

 

 

Big Pink Parade Bird - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Big Pink Parade Bird

 

I saw the evening Fair parade several times. This time, I was, as usual around this time, heading to my car and home, and it took me awhile to figure out why all those people were sitting in every available chair — I eventually sat with two cartoon sculptures in a pew with a back — where, so gradually and eventually I took still more pix, including this one of a kind for me (It's in focus; none of my other shots of this big pink bird are.) shot.

 

These and the following images are those that got left out of previous and subsequent day's photographs at The Fair.

 

 

Selling Several Thousand Dollars Worth of Pots - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Selling Several Thousand Dollars Worth (?) of Pots & Pans to Folks Mostly Just Along for the Ride

 

 

Free Bed Testing - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Free Bed Testing

 

 

Bumble Bee - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Bumble Bee

 

 

Cell Photo Mania - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Cell Photo Mania

 

 

Digging The Breeze - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Digging The Breeze

 

 

Dillons' Bunny - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Dillon's Bunny

 

 

Directions - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Directions

 

 

Guard - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Guard

 

 

Magnificent Spitting Beast - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Magnificent Spitting Beast Fountain

This is the Woofus, a 9-foot-tall, 3,000 pound stone statue that composites six Texas animals. This is a replica of the original work created for the 1936 Centennial Exposition that introduced much of the architecture still at the State Fairgrounds.

 

day 7

October 11 2012

 

Technicolor Grid - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Technicolor Grid

 

 

International Boulevard with Little Big Tex - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

International Boulevard with Little Big Tex

 

 

 

Chocolate Pineapple - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Chocolate  Pineapple Ice Cream

 

 

Sky, Tent and Lights - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Sky, Tent and Lights

 

 

J R's Griddy Grid - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

J R's Griddy Grid

 

 

I Will Guess Your Weight within Three Pounds - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

I Will Guess Your Weight Within Three Pounds

 

 

How Now Brown Cow - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

How Now Brown Cow

 

 

Mild Woolies - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Mild Woollies

 

 

Friendly Goat - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Friendly Goat

 

 

Chocolate Goat - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Chocolate Goat

 

 

Dark and Milk Chocolate Goats - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Dark & Milk Chocolate Goats

 

 

Horse of a Different Color - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Horse of a Different Color

 

 

Horse Interrupted By Red - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Horse Interrupted By Red

 

 

Cow with Purple Halter - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Cow with Purple Halter

 

I got so tired of shooting cute babies that I had to quit a few days and catch my breath and figure out where I was going. That night I snapped to the animals at The Fair that a lot of people think are much more important than the rides or the games and carnival. So that's where I went today. A pleasant respite from all those humans and another dimension of The Fair.

 

day 6

October 7 2012

 

Snowflake Lei - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Snowflake Lei

 

Except for the shot of Anna on the carousel horse, I did not pose any of these subjects. I photographed them quickly and almost always without their knowledge.

 

GAP - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Gap

 

 

Fuzzy Hat - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Fuzzy Hat

 

 

Mohawk - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Mohawk

 

 

Jacket Sandwich - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Jacket Sandwich

 

 

Chicken Red - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Red Bird

 

 

Walking Sticks - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Walking Sticks

 

 

Adult Facepaint - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Adult Face Paint

 

 

Cowboy - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Cowboy Hat

 

 

Foam Hands - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Foam Hands

 

 

Baby Blue - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Baby Blue

 

 

Hurley & The Blue Boy - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Hurley and Blue

 

 

Blue Monkey - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Blue Monkey

 

 

Redskin - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Redskin

 

 

Brown & Gold - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Brown & Gold

 

 

Monster Table - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Monsters on the Table

 

Gotta wonder why I am still doing this. It's expensive, although I've finally got a decent parking setup so I don't have to walk to and from 500X every day, and Thursdays are free for us Seniors, and other days are cheaper with canned goods and … oh, something else. And nice as these shots are getting, there's lots of duplication going on. Maybe next time I'll do carnies and barkers. That should be a challenge. Those guys are wary and sometimes scary.

 

day 5

October 6 2012

  

Pink Stare - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Pink Stare

 

 

Yellow Brown Hug - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Yellow Hug

 

 

Fuzzy Zonk - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Fuzzy Zonk

 

 

xThree Rangers - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Family Close up

 

 

Yellow Balloon - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Yellow Balloon

 

 

Food Seller - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Food Seller in Amber

 

 

Black and Fur - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Black and Fur

 

 

C Octopus - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Squid Hat

 

 

Blue Rider - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Blue Rider

 

 

Tiger Boy - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Tiger Boy

 

 

Ground Skeleton - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Ground Skeleton

 

 

Mitt - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Mitt

 

 

Cotton Candy - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Cotton Candy

 

 

Pink Doubt - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Pink Doubt

 

 

Police Police - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Police Police

 

 

Brass Band - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Brass Band

 

 

Anna Dreams of a Pony - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Anna Dreams of a Pony

 

Anna and I visited The Fair this cold autumn Saturday. Brought our cameras and wandered lost and found till we couldn't stand it no more. I messed up kid pix last time, so I paid more attention tonight. I used to be pretty good at people pix. Nice getting it back. Just needs practice.

 

 

day 4

October 5 2012

 

Toys - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Toys

 

 

Hat and Lei - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Hat and Lei

 

 

Striped Dresses - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Matching Dresses

 

 

Waiting - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Waiting

 

 

Chocolate - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Chocolate

 

 

Fatal - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Fatal

 

 

Kid Boots - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Sparkly Boots

 

 

 

More Stripes - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

More Stripes

 

 

Fountain - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Red Lights
 

 

Big Beak - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Mr. Obsidian

 

 

The Photographer - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

The Photographer

 

 

Bus Stop - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Bus Stop

 

 

Smokin' - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Smokin'

 

 

Club Car - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Club Car

 

Today I took the bus, so I walked a little less and took more pictures. I usually go in the Parry Ave. entrance and head off to the right. Today, I turned left and tried to stay away from the rides. I even got a map.

 

 

day 3

October 4 2012

 

Starry - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.  

 

Starry Night

 

I drove home thinking tonight was a disaster, with no worthy shots. Till I studied them. Now I I'll go back again tomorrow. Walking is good. I've been thinking about editing some of this page's photos out. Instead I added a couple I almost liked well enough to do that yesterday. Except for Big Tex at the bottom, I don't know any of the people in these photographs. They were just there.

Not exactly Dogme 95, but there's no posing or collaging. What you see is what was there, time exposures and all.

 

Wave - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Wave

 

 

Beams - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Blue Beams

 

 

Thrillway - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Thrillway

 

 

Red-orange - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Red Orange

 

 

Girders - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Girder Frame

 

 

Night Cactus - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Night Cactus

 

Been thinking maybe I should remove the photos here that are just pictures of something, But aren't they all …

Anna's pix from The Fair are on her Facebook Page.

 

 

day 2

October 3

 

 Glow Face - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Glow

 

Again Wednesday.

 

Ice Cream - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Ice Cream

 

 

Up - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Up

 

 

Corvette - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Camaro

 

 

Cactus - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Cactus

 

 

Tiger - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

White Tiger

 

 

Upside-down - Copyright 2012 JRCompton.com/ All Rights Reserved.

 

Upside-down

 

 

Caddy - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Caddy

 

 

Nobody - Copyright 2012 JRCompton.com/ All Rights Reserved.

 

Nobody

 

 

Slide - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Slide

 

 

Peace - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Peace and Posing

 

 

Yellow - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Yellow and Red

 

 

Curly - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Curly

 

 

Fly - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Fly

 

 

Sox - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Guy Sox

 

 

Stars - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Stars

 

Didn't really have any goals, except to go back to The Fair and capture local color.

 

 

day 1

October 2

 

Blowout Sale - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.
 

Blowout  Sale
 

I probably have a recognizable style, but I don't know it enough to want to replicate it. Anna and I went to the State Fair. Usually, once is enough, but this year I want to go often. Take its pictures, and not say much.
 

Ladies in Red - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.


Women in Red

 


Men On Horses - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Cops on Horses
 
 

Lantern Land Lotus - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Lotus

 
 

Irish Rock - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.
 

Irish Rock


 

Footsie Wootsie - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.


Footsie Wootsie

 

 

State Fair Clean Team - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.


 
Clean Team

 

 

TEX RATS - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.


Texas Star


 
 

Statuary - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.


Amazons


 

W - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.


  W


 
 

Tweety - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.


Tweety


 

Whirly Wheels - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.


Whirly


 

Illumination Sensation - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.


Illumination Sensation



 

Foot - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.


Mural Foot


 

Woman in Striped Dress - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.


  Striped Dress


 

FAIRly Tired - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.


Fairly Tired

 

 

Loud Guy - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.


Big Tex

 

What I'm beginning to understand is that these images are about rides, people, statuary and decor, of course, but also about excitement and color, a sense of place and a willful suspension of gravity and disbelief.

Except for Big Tex here, almost all of these photographs were made using my Panasonic Lumix G2 with the Panasonic 100-300mm (200-600mm view equivalent) telephoto lens.

 

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