Originally published Sept. 13, 2011
I have been doing fine art photography at the State Fair for several years now. If you are reading this from outside Minnesota, you may not know that our State Fair is loved by many residents and gets around 1.7 million attendees a year, although I think a few are probably repeat visitors.
Photography can run the gamut from food, people, animals, night life, rides, games, fireworks, and live music either as single subjects or in a multitude of combinations. I have so much fun that I wish they would come up with an unlimited pass to all 12 days of the fair.
This year I decided I would take advantage of some of the rides with elevation in order to gain a higher perspective. That included the Sky Ride, the Chair Lift Ride, and the big Ferris Wheel on the Midway.
Here are a few of the aerial images taken during my 3 visits. Only a little over 300 days to go until next year!
I am a photographer who lives in Minnesota. I blog about Minnesota, photography, music, food and miscellaneous topics.