Friday, July 19, 2013

All Alaskan Pig Race - Alameda County Fair 2013 (Part 7)

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 viewing the photos.

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Today I have photos of the All Alaskan Pig Race at the fair. Those pigs sure knew how to run! Some of these shots are continuous shutter shots, so like the Freestyle Motocross pictures, you can click on the first image and a slideshow should load.

The people that came to watch the pig race. I sat right up next to the fence to get some great head on shots at the curve of the track. The sun was very strong that day. Even though I used sunscreen before I left for the fair, my face was red by the time I got home. 

 Look at the pigs run!

 The pig owner set up a few hurdles for the pigs to jump over. 

 Race with just one of the pigs and an extra high hurdle. I think this pig was called the "Sourdough Jack" as an advertisement for Jack in the Box. 

One last race. 

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed viewing them. Next time, I will have photos of the Model Railroad Exhibit, a photo from the small animals exhibit, and some more regular street photography type photos from the fair. Please don't forget to share the blog post with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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