There was a carnival in my town this weekend which, of course, I did not attend. I had other things to do and really have no need to go to a parking lot carnival, at least a local one. If I came across one in another town and had nothing better to do, I might consider it. A carnival is a colorful place and can offer some good photo opportunities. I especially like how everything still has a vintage feel to it, especially the signs and logos on the rides and attractions. But carnivals are also full of people and I usually don’t shoot people photos. It’s just not my thing. A picture of a kid eating cotton candy just doesn’t appeal to me. If I had the opportunity I would rather take photos at the carnival early in the morning before it opens. I could still capture the color and feel without dealing with the public and probably have better light to boot.
Okay, now on to the photos. I was in the area of the carnival today and it was almost completely torn down. There were a few rides left that still hadn’t moved out and I thought they looked pretty colorful. I liked the dragons and tried a few shots from different angles but I couldn’t get a good shot without the overhead power lines in it. You get that sometimes when shooting in parking lots! My wife wanted me to shoot the monkey ride because of the vintage look. So, a little bright color for a change. Enjoy!