Saturday, July 20, 2013

Alameda County Fair 2013 (Part 8)

Every year, Alameda County here in California hosts a fair from mid-June to mid-July on the fair grounds in Pleasanton, CA. While I am not a big fan of fair/amusement part rides, I thought it would be a great place for some photography, plus a few of my friends kind of dragged me along (a few of them requested I don't post photos of them online, therefore I took care not to include them in any of my shots). So, here I will be sharing with you the photos I took at the fair. The photos will include the rides and games in the fair, the Freestyle Motorcross, All Alaskan Pig Racing, Model Railroad, and some other stuff. I took a little over 200 photos, and will be splitting them into several parts. I hope you enjoy.

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Today I have photos of the Model Railroad Exhibit, a photo from the small animals exhibit, and a few "street photography" type photos. This is the last of my photos from the Alameda County Fair.

Some machinery right outside of the Model Railroad Exhibit. 

A few photos of the Model Railroad. It was a very big one! 


A model bridge. 

It wasn't very bright inside so I was using my Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT. It reflected off the glass a bit. 


Lucky for me, there was something to set my camera on so the last 3 shots I did of the Model Railroad turned out really nice as I was able to exposure it longer. 

There was some sort of talent show in the fair too. I too a photo of the people watching the performance. My friends and I have been standing/walking and decided to sit down for a rest. I was too tired to walk to the performance stage. 


After our little rest, we went to the small animals exhibit. This is a photo of a tarantula. I wanted to get some photos of other animals, but they were too hard to photograph. Plus, I didn't want the owners to scream at me for using my super bright Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT. LOL

A photo near the White Water Ride of the people at the fair. 

My last image is of this giant Android inflatable inside one of the buildings at the Verizon booth. 

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