Another fun day at the Georgia National Fair captured in photos. Late summer, October, 9 2019. The weather was pretty good this year. No rain and moderate temperatures in the mid 80’s, at least the days I went.
As always there is a lot of people up and down the rows of vendors, which in my opinion makes for some good shots. I was more pleased with the photos I took on this day than the previous day. I used a different lens. These were taken with my Nikkor 70-300 1:4-5.6 G instead of my Nikkor 50 1:1.4. The 70-300 isn’t as fancy, but I suppose it lends itself better to this type of street style photography.
I was quite happy with the way the concert shots came out. The lens is pretty slow, so the ISO is cranked pretty high on most of these shots. The noise isn’t that bad considering the high ISO, in my opinion. In some cases I actually like the grain.
The concert was very enjoyable. I always wanted to see Parliament and George Clinton. I’m glad I got this opportunity. I was told this may be one of their last tours. I feel blessed I had this opportunity, and took it, instead of sitting on my butt at home. Got some really good shots. Maybe someone else will see them.
I was allowed to sit in and take photos of a choir rehearsal at my church the other day. I enjoyed it and got some pretty good shots I think.
I enjoy going to the fair. I like to see the sights, smell the smells and hear the sounds. And you guessed it, I enjoy taking photographs. I feel like I managed to capture a good day at the fair with this batch which includes several shots of exhibits including quilting and art. I also got to enjoy a concert by the Gin Blossoms. I have always enjoyed their music and consider myself fortunate to have caught this performance.
My sister brought her daughter and son to visit their Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Bubba this summer. It was a nice visit. I, Uncle Bubba, always enjoy seeing them. I don’t get to see them nearly enough, so I very much enjoy when they visit. Family is important to me.
My niece had been doing some research on things to do in Georgia, and found something that interested her. She wanted to visit the fashion museum at the Savannah College of Art and Design campus in Atlanta. So it was written, so it was done.
I drove my niece, mother and sister up to Atlanta for a nice day trip. We stopped at The Varsity for lunch before going to the museum. I really enjoy the Varsity once in a while. I don’t think my niece was too impressed. Oh well, the grown ups enjoyed the meal.
The museum was pretty nice. They were doing some work changing an exhibit, which was a little unfortunate. We missed out on some exhibits, but we got a discount on the tickets.
I’m not sure how much my niece enjoyed the museum. She said she enjoyed it, and I hope she did. She made her way through it quite quickly, not spending much time examining the exhibits. And she grumbled at having her pictures taken. I tried not to infringe on her space too much, but I also really wanted at least a few photos of her here.
I wonder if I enjoyed the museum more than she did. I’m no fashion expert by any means, but I do enjoy artistic expression greatly. And the outfits were very impressive and artistic. The museum was set up and presented very well. The lighting was very well done, and was conducive to some good photographs of the exhibits.
After leaving the museum I took everyone to Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. They had never been, and I thought it would be a nice stop. My niece was less than excited about it, but mother and sis thought it sounded good. We spent a little while walking around and enjoying the atmosphere. Now they can say they have been there, done that.
It’s been a while since I posted anything here on my blog. A lot has happened that sadly isn’t photo related. I intend this blog to be centered primarily around photography, and don’t want to post about my problems, politics or general thoughts. As it is, no one really cares much about my photographs let alone what I think. Photography is a thing I think I do well, and where I hope to develop and refine my skills. I put a good deal of effort into my photographs, and want a place to showcase them. I want to be able to look back and remember the things I did, the places I’ve seen and the people who I shared my experiences with. So without further rambling, my visit to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Summer of 2019 with my very good friend Rachel Gambill.
The order of the photos is mostly chronological as shot through the day. I moved a few around for a more logical flow.