Saturday, August 3, 2013

Benton County Fair 2013 part 2

Following on from yesterday's post here is part 2 of the Benton County fair. As I mentioned yesterday one of the highlights of the fair is the animal judging. It's a great way for kids to learn how to take care of their farm animals and learn how to treat them properly.
+Linda Dean managed to get some good shots as we strolled around the edge of the arena.
The sheep judging was interesting, the owners hold up the sheep's head to show off the sheep's back and legs.
And while on the subject of sheep, we got to see our first sheep rodeo, kids rodeo or mutton busting to those in the know.
Since I was a child I've always loved old cars and trucks so coming across a couple of old Hull-Oakes Lumber Co. Mack logging trucks and a Ford TT was a real treat for me.

 Classic Mack trucks restored and kept in great condition for future generations to enjoy.
Given the age of the vehicles and the lighting I thought black and white worked really well for the next few images, I love the shadows and lighting.
+Linda Dean checking out the logging truck below.
The Ford TT was really great to see, there can't be to many of these left on or off the road anymore so it was great seeing one at the fair.
I think that's a good place to leave it for today, I don't want to be boring people with endless scrolling down the page and there is still a fair few images to go including the produce section that had the biggest onion I've ever seen, it could have fed a house full and looked really delicious. But I'll save that for the Benton County Fair part 3 which I'll post tomorrow.