State Fair at dusk

Margaret and I walked toward the midway at dusk. It can’t be happenstance that the setting sun provides the arch’s evening backdrop, indigo and blush, drawing people in.

We had been drawn to each other this night, our third or fourth date. We walked and talked, occasionally pausing for a photograph. I carried my Olympus XA; I gave Margaret my XA2.

But upon this scene I let go Margaret’s hand. I wanted to frame this photograph properly. It might have been the only time all night I wasn’t touching her.

State Fair at dusk • Olympus XA • Fujifilm Superia X-tra 800 • August, 2013


6 responses to “Favorite Photos Week: State Fair at dusk”

  1. J P Cavanaugh Avatar

    This really ought to be the home page for the State Fair’s website. A shot that captures the essence of fun at the fair. This picture makes me want to be there.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks JPC! I’m so fond of this shot that a crop of it has been my phone’s wallpaper for 2 years.

  2. KristerP Avatar

    I like it a lot :)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar


  3. Walter Czyz Avatar
    Walter Czyz

    That is a beautiful shot just at the right moment!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It did turn out, didn’t it!

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