Thursday, September 16, 2010

Outtakes…and the New York State Fair

I do so enjoy capturing the life and beautiful moments of my little loves.  Many of my favorite images make it here in this space.  But oh so many more stay tucked away in a little folder hidden away somewhere deep inside my computer.  These outtakes are precious in and of themselves as they are a testament of the spontaneous joy that it is to photograph children. 

On our recent out of town adventures we visited the New York State Fair.  It was a day packed full of spectacles, livestock, and crafts beyond the imagination.  Here are a few outtakes from a desperate attempt to capture, in super generic stand-side-by-side and smile style, their windblown joy after touring a historic train. 

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There was simply so much to see and do.  We barely scratched the surface really…but as everyone left completely exhausted with little minds full of wonderful sights and sounds and lots of big ideas, we’ll call it a wild success.  Among our favorites were the horse shows (full of completely decked out and very fancy horses) which completely captivated my littles, and a brood of rainbow colored chicks.  Though the broods unique colors could be explained logically…(kool aid dye! which washes out in a day or two) it was pure and unquestionable magic and wonder to little minds.  To be honest I expect that the little chicks that we hope enter our lives someday will spend a day or two with the same color treatment.  I just don’t think they’ll be able to resist such colorful fun.