Events and Festivals

Taste of the Arts, Fort Wayne, Indiana: The Aged Face of Wisdom

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Two summers ago, I attended the Taste of the Arts with several of my children and grandchildren. Held annually in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, Taste of the Arts exposes attendees to a variety of artistic and cultural experiences. This year’s Taste of the Arts will be held Friday, August 24 and Saturday 25.  Taste of the Arts brings all sorts of people together for their two day event. If you enjoy street photography, you will find a plethora of opportunities to ply your trade. I’ll be there this year, and if you live in the Fort Wayne area, I hope you will do the same.

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Photographs processed with Topaz Studio.

 

 

Interesting Photos From the 2017 Henry County Fair

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Food vendor, Henry County Fair, 2017

I have posted two other articles about our family’s recent visit to the Henry County Fair in Napoleon, Ohio — A Young Woman and Her Cow at the Henry County Fair  and Vintage Military Planes Fly Over Henry County Fair.

Here are four miscellaneous photographs you might find interesting.

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Sign above goat pen, Henry County Fair, 2017

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Sign above hog pen, Henry County Fair, 2017

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Sleeping beauty, Henry County Fair, 2017. Hard work, long hours, I saw several young people sound asleep, oblivious of their surroundings. I envied their ability to do so.

 

 

Vintage Military Planes Fly Over Henry County Fair

Last Saturday, my wife and I, along with our oldest daughter attended the Henry County Fair. While touring the fairgrounds, five vintage military planes streaked through the sky. I really didn’t have the “right” lens for taking photographs of the planes, but I learned long ago that it’s better to shoot and fail than not shoot at all. As you can see, I was rewarded for my faith.vintage military planes 2017 (2) vintage military planes 2017 (1)

A Young Woman and Her Cow at the Henry County Fair

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My wife and I, along with our oldest daughter, joined two of our sons and their families for a night at Henry County Fair. Polly and I will both admit that we don’t care much for going to fairs — once every ten years is often enough for us. Nothing at the Henry County Fair changed our minds about fairs in general.  We did, however, thoroughly enjoy the NTPA (National Tractor Pulling Association) sanctioned tractor pull. Outside of the tractor pull, our fair experience pretty much lined up with our previous visits to the Perry County Fair (1980s) and Williams County Fair (1990s).  I told Polly, as a teen I loved going to the fair. Girls, food, and rides. What’s not to like, right?  I am now too old to chase girls, on a diet, and scared to death of the rides. Such is life, I suppose.

While touring one of the livestock barns, I came a young women relaxing in a barn stall with her Holstein cow. She graciously granted me permission to take photographs.

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