For most people, county fairs are probably one of those things you either love or hate. Going on that scale, I’d have to say I love them. It’s got just the right amount of variety and excitement for me. From the food to the rides to the garden displays to the livestock barns (of course!), it wouldn’t feel like the complete fair experience to not see them all.
Although it was on the smaller scale, the Windsor Fair in Windsor, Maine (of all places) did not disappoint. One of the first things Andrew and I did was buy enough tickets to get us on three rides (we each chose one and mutually agreed that we had to ride on the Ferris Wheel as the third). For me there was really no question which ride I would pick. It had to be my childhood favorite “the swings”. After a little debate, Andrew selected “the hang-glider” which is pretty much the lying down version of the swings.
Sadly, I can’t report that our fun expectations were completely met. Although we really wanted to have a good time, our adult bodies just weren’t up to the task of being spun round and round and up and down. Neither of us lost our lunch, but we both ended up with a strange headache that lasted until evening.
The Ferris Wheel on the other hand was not only pleasant to ride but gave us a great view of the whole fair. Andrew took a picture of that view (the lead image of this post) and attempted to create a “tilt shift” effect in Photoshop. A “tilt shift” is supposed to make a real-life scene look like a miniature model. Although the concept seemed simple enough, the execution proved to be time-consuming. How do you think Andrew’s efforts turned out? If you have any tips please leave them in the comments!