Carnival Time

As the weather across the country starts to cool down, many states and counties take advantage of the cooler season and hold their annual fairs. This usually coincides with activities like a rodeo, art contests, chili cook-offs, and other events that bring in the crowds. But one thing they all have is the carnival. What […]

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Carnival Lights

If you have spent anytime looking through my images, you know that I enjoy large subjects and wide-angle lenses. Recently I’ve tried to step out of my comfort zone and look at smaller pieces of the bigger picture. I don’t always like what I shoot, but it’s been a trend I’ll keep practicing.  These lights […]

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Pleasure Pier at Night

Carnivals are fun anytime, but they are best enjoyed at night. The Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier really comes to life at night. When things get dark, the lights turn on and it comes to life. I have not been on the pier itself yet, but I think a trip back out to Galveston is in my […]

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Creep Show

It’s about this time of the year that people look forward to getting scared. Odds are, there is a haunted house or two in your town right now, getting folks in the mood for the Halloween. Carnivals get in the act too, as most seem to have a ride that tries to scare you just […]

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Rave Wave

One thing I enjoy about carnivals is the decoration and artwork of the rides.  With all the moving lights and paintings, it’s like a large art exhibition, on steroids.  It’s also a great opportunity to people watch, especially in a city like Houston. You find all walks of life, from all over the world. Just […]

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Evolution

Though this very large ride is called Evolution, it should be Revolution, as it revolves around the center mounting point. It’s just one of many large rides you find at state fairs and large carnivals. As it revolves around the center, the riders swing in a circle on the end also. It’s a great ride […]

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Super Slide

As far back as I can remember, the slide was always one of the top things to play on at the park. Yes, there were the swings and the jungle jim, but the slide was unique. It was the one item that stood taller than the others on the playground. If you think about it, […]

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