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Americana at 14mm. Everytown, USA

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Alanroseman, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Heading to a fairly large county fair in Virginia seemed like a great opportunity to shoot some street.

    When I began looking at the images they were telling a different story. This is Americana, happening every weekend all over the USA.

    This happens to be the Prince William County, County Fair.

    All shot with a GF1 / Panny 14mm / Aperture 3 / NIK software various.

    #1 Funnel Cake factory

    1060030_-_Version_2.


    #2 A happy vendor

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    #3 Barbeque

    1060032_-_Version_2.



    #4 Proud John Deere owners

    1060011.


    #5 Cheeseburger Stand

    1060029_-_Version_2.



    # 6 The all american corn dog

    1060051_-_Version_2.
     
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Very interesting Alan and great colours.
     
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  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Great series, Alan.
     
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  4. How about those Panny colours, eh? Really vibrant images. They may well have been Color Efex enhanced but they still came out of a Panasonic camera.
     
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  5. ajramirez

    ajramirez Mu-43 Veteran

    212
    Jan 16, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    What a wonderful set. Bravo!

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  6. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Thanks for the kind words all.

    Occasionally I post images and wonder if I might be the only interested party.

    I enjoyed this set of images on its own merit. It isn't art, it isn't over processed, it's just a slice of American life.

    I'm truly gratified that others got some enjoyment form seeing them.

    Alan
     
  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Yeah, I like 'em too Alan. I see Color Efex all over a couple of 'em, but in a GOOD way! Great document, slice of life, as you say...

    -Ray
     
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  8. JCD

    JCD Mu-43 Veteran

    257
    Nov 10, 2010
    Palermo, Italy
    nice set! :thumbup:
     
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  9. arbutusq

    arbutusq Mu-43 Regular

    34
    Aug 10, 2011
    Those photos show what is best in the USA. That can do innovative spirit applied to fried food. :) I really like them.
     
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  10. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Alan,

    The nachos are just as important as the corndog :thumbup:
     
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  11. Peezie

    Peezie Mu-43 Regular

    137
    Mar 30, 2011
    Toronto
    Great set Alan.. right from the very first picture with out looking at who posted it... i was like "oh man i have to go to The Ex"(Canadian National Exhibition) runs for 2 weeks long in Toronto. There is something about these fairs that always excite me, maybe the scent of food, sounds of games and kids. Lastly, the beautiful colour you have captured in this set. :2thumbs:
     
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  12. peterpix

    peterpix Mu-43 Veteran

    234
    Feb 8, 2010
    So. Maine
    Peter Randal
    Nice Alan,, nice time of day to get those colors! Makes me want to get out to a good old NH country faiah!
     
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  13. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    I stand corrected!

    Nachos now have equal standing in the lexicon of Americana. There is no doubt, they have become a ubiquitous offering at every fair, race, sporting even and movie.

    That's why I chose you as my editor...:smile:
     
  14. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    As I said, I went there looking for some street thread postings, the actual images just said something else...

    it is true enough, if you visit these events, you'll be bombarded with color and lights, and aroma!

    We need a smell enhanced sensor in one of our future ยต43 bodies.
     
  15. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Love the colors!
     
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  16. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    I like the last shot the most - or at least my stomach does! :biggrin:

    via mu43 app for Android
     
  17. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi Hyubie,

    The older we get the more of an issue that becomes..
     
  18. Lumixy

    Lumixy Mu-43 Regular

    42
    Aug 21, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Thank you for those great pictures Alan :drinks:

    Man... I need to visit the States. Would love a real American cheeseburger right now:thumbup:
     
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  19. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    C'mon over. There's a cheeseburger stand on every corner...