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

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Favorite Photos Week: State Fair at dusk


6 thoughts on “Favorite Photos Week: State Fair at dusk

  1. 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.

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