The Photo of the Week is posted every Monday. Each photo aims to document the things I've seen, places I've been and all sorts of curious things I have encountered as I go about my daily activities. Along with the photo I will provide some background and interesting facts about the image and some technical information as well.
As the warm weather of Spring and Summer takes hold, many tell-tale signs of the season begin to emerge: Birds, flowers, insects and of course kids! The above photo was taken at a Grand Opening store event at a shopping plaza in New York State. I've known the store owner for many years and she asked if I could take photos at her Grand Opening event to be used for her Blog and a newsletter. The event was a great success with hundreds of people coming out to have fun and support her business. The special sale prices and money saving bargains attracted shoppers while the carnival rides, music and edible goodies lured in children of all ages.
This young girl seems to have had no problem finding the cotton candy booth! She was actually surrounded by a bunch of other cotton candy wielding friends enjoying their sugary treats but I preferred this expressive solo photo over the group shot. I spoke with the girl's mother and she loved the photo. She gave me her e-mail address and I sent the pic to her, much to her daughter's delight. Let's hope the girl gets a chance to wash her sticky fingers before she gets back in the car with her family!
Equipment and Settings
1/500 sec at f7.1, ISO 250
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS USM lens set at 200mm