Fair Ground sugary treat lady by phil_howcroft

Fair Ground sugary treat lady

Every summer, a week before the summer holidays start, Arnold has a travelling fair that comes to town.

The fair lasts for about four days and has a varied mix of small rides, dodgems, things that spin you and things that twirl you.

It also has an wide selection of fairground fayre available.

This lady runs a stall that serves lots of sweet toothed treats...crepes, slush, candy floss, sweets etc.

I asked the lady if I could take her picture. I explained I was an amateur photographer and she agreed for me to take a few quick shots. She asked if I could include the some of the stall details, so here she is with her candy floss, sweet dummies and crepe list

Edited in rawtherapee, with some adjustments for skin tones and tone mapping.

A very sweet photo of this lady in pink! Nice that she gave you a smile!
July 19th, 2015  
A good advert for the fair Phil. I used to love candy floss when I was young. I'm surprised they still allow it - it's all sugar!
July 19th, 2015  
Awesome shot
July 19th, 2015  
Cool tone mapping, Phil, subtle and effective. The dof works well too. Nicely done.
July 20th, 2015  
Nice pic!
July 20th, 2015  
Great shot - lots to look at!
July 20th, 2015  
oooh i do love sweet treats :)
July 20th, 2015  
Oh, what a happy shot - love the colours.
July 20th, 2015  
She used you for free advertising, Phil. Well it is tit for tat, I suppose. Having said that she is a sweet lady and you did her honour with your capture.
July 20th, 2015  
@sangwann thanks dione, your comments are always appreciated

@quietpurplehaze i intended to do a mono conversion hazel, but the colours were too good to ignore

@annied ahhhhh a sweet tooth annie :) Not too sure of the treats on offer travel well to Oz :)

@alinz thanks ali ,yes there is

@dulciknit thanks alison, the 50mm lens really is a cracking addition to a camera bag
July 20th, 2015  
I like it that there is enough of the environment in the picture - really gives it a context.
July 20th, 2015  
@kerristephens cheers kerri

@busylady ahh judith, i must admit that i have never really ate candy floss , other than a little sample of someone else’s stick !! It was far too sweet and messy
July 20th, 2015  
@maggiemae a very sweet comment from you maggie :)
July 20th, 2015  
@vera365 thanks vera, you are right :)
July 20th, 2015  

My mother wouldn't let my sis and me have candyfloss - thought it was rubbish - seems she was right!!!! But I think we felt deprived.....
July 21st, 2015  
Fun portrait shot...love the pinks and blues. I'll take one of the lemon and sugar crepes please!
July 22nd, 2015  
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