Wisconsin State Fair Photos

I went to the last Saturday of the Fair this August, and brought along my camera to take some Wisconsin State Fair Photos. Even onto the rides. I broke my 5D3 to the lightest form I could, which included just using the light “plastic fantastic” Canon 50mm f/1.8.

After taking the above photo, the guy with his thumbs up (lower left), who I didn’t know, asked if I got him in the shot.

When I took the photo I didn’t realize he had his thumb up, but when I quickly reviewed it, my eye was immediately drawn to him.

He took a look at the photo and declared that it’s going to go viral.

I won’t be angry if he’s right 😛



The above photo is from one of the barns, at a coloring station for kids. I immediately thought this was hilarious.

The part that really gets me is that whoever colored this colored in one of the adults jeans, and then was like “screw this,” scribbling out the parents and sibling.

SKYFLYER PHOTOS

So this ride called “Skyflyer” was like a standard swing-ride on steroids.

It definitely didn’t seem super safe, and we actually had to come back down after initial lift-off as someone was panicking.

But it certainly was exhilarating and got some great views of the fair.





HORSE AND COW COMPETITIONS






And some more fun at the Fair…






The Wisconsin State Fair was already more than 2 weeks ago, and it sure makes you realize how fast summer is flying by. Was a great time and makes me wish I could make those moments last forever.

Waupaca Boatride Photos

I played in the Waupaca Boatride Volleyball tournament in mid-July. It’s one of the biggest volleyball events, and is held annually in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I took the below photos after playing sand doubles and Friday and before playing grass triples on Saturday.

Sand finals for Mens Open at Brighton Acres:


Thunder-moon over our campsite:

Boat Skateboard Jump

Testing a skateboard trick off a moving boat for the in progress film project “Thrash or Die.” Stuntman is skater/actor/writer Nick Sommer doing the boat skateboard jump onto the pier. The shots are from the Milwaukee River in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Nick having a good time on our way to the test site:


Pulling up to the test site:

I call this masterpiece, “Party Foul.” Note the wasted beer in the bottom frame.
Nick landed this 3 or 4 times in a row while the boat was tied up, but this makes me giggle, so had to post it.
There’s also a wedding party taking pictures of us and them and cheering Nick on right next to us, just off-cam:

After landing with the boat tied up, we finally did it they way I wanted 😛 with the boat moving!
Nick lands it like a beast after a couple tries. No beer spill either: