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Along the Way: Loveland, Colorado – Larimer County Fair

Aside from my Hand-Made project (which you can see by clicking here), I’ve been working on an ongoing series called “Along The Way” that features various local lifestyle scenes from around the U.S. and the world. A few months ago, I had a job that took me to beautiful Colorado. As my scheduled shoot wrapped in Loveland, CO, I took a side trip to the Larimer County Fair in Loveland Colorado. It was, both photographically and anecdotally an interesting experience. Though county fairs aren’t completely foreign to our neck of the woods in southeastern PA, there was something especially authentic about this county fair in the mid-west. There was an appreciation for animals and a level of seriousness, especially from the kids, that was neat to see. For my part, I couldn’t imagine the ten year-old version of myself having the faintest idea what to do with a sheep or how to tell an award-winning sheep from your regular ol’ run-of-the-mill sheep. Alas, I suppose everyone misses out on some important childhood experiences.

In addition to the county fair, I took a day trip westwards into Rocky Mountain National Park. After having¬†achieved my goal of visiting all 50 states, the next traveling goal I’ve set is to see all 58 U.S. National Parks. I got up at 4am to make sure I could catch the sun as it rose in the valley just east of the Rockies and managed to capture one of my favorite landscapes pictured first below.

This year we have trips planned to the Florida Keys, Jackson Wyoming, and Maine that will, I’m sure, provide inspirational fodder for future “Along the Way” shoots. Enjoy the images!

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