Cecil County Fair

Last week I went to the Cecil County Fair in northeaster Maryland. I like county fairs; they're a nice throwback to a more simpler time in life when every day wasn't moving at the speed of sound.

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I really enjoy the exhibits and the animals at the fair. Ribbons for vegetable assortments, baking and decorations, art, and other things that might be done in a rural environment maybe 80-100 years ago. It almost has a romantic feeling to it.

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Of course, it's not 80-100 years ago; it's 2022, and county fairs have not only animal and food exhibits, but they have a midway with rides and games.

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Obviously the ferris wheel was a particularly good backdrop for me. I thought it was pretty snazzy and easy to fill the frame with.

There were also some artisans at the fair; in particular, a glass blower and a blacksmith. I've always been fascinated by blacksmithing and this fellow was very personable. I ended up buying some 'tokens' that he made because he was just that good and I wanted to support him. I thought it was interesting that his forge was gas powered - no bellows at all in sight.

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For this adventure I used my new-to-me Canon FT QL and a roll of black and white Ilford HPS5, 400 ISO.

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My other film cameras:


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I love county fairs and remember as a kid actually baking things to win a coveted ribbon when I used to visit my grandmother! Awesome times:)

Love the film shots, been many a year since I have done that!

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I grew up to a single parent in an urban environment (Calgary) and didn't even realise that things like county fairs existed outside of television until I got to visit on in Ontario in my early 20's. I was fascinated, and have enjoyed them ever since. I look forward to this one every year. I only go once, and only for a couple of hours, but it's a couple of hours well spent.

I've been building a collection of vintage film cameras and have been experimenting with them. It has been a great deal of fun, I must say. I think I've used my digital camera only once this year.

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Well if you only go once a year for a couple of hours, then it will never get old so to speak, it will always be fresh!
Aha a collection of vintage film cameras to go with your 78s and gramophone players!
That is cool:)

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