Ventura county fair

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The county fair is the best place to experience the alternative culture of a city or town, and one of the best parts is the fair rides. The swing ride being one of the most popular ride is also one of the most photogenic, especially when the lights are flashing.

Title: Swing Around
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer f/8


The ride is called The Zipper and basically tosses people around like a long ferris wheel, but in a dramatic fashion.

Title: Zipper
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer f/8


This ride is called the Evolution and is one of the most famous fair rides of all time. The ride consists of a swinging arm with a rotating circle where people are flipped around upside down.

Title: Evolution
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer f/8


One of the best parts about county fairs are all the flashing lights and bright neon colors. It seems like a dream to experience all the colors at dusk.

Title: Power Surge
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer f/8

Abstract liquid art


Each lime green water drop is a work of art.

Title: Lime green water drop
Location: Oxnard, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Dark blue liquid sculpture has the motion of a dancer.

Title: Dancing liquid
Location: Oxnard, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This liquid drop looks a lot like a mushroom.

Title: Blue liquid mushroom
Location: Oxnard, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a liquid distortion self portrait. We all have a distorted self image sometimes.

Title: Distorted liquid self image
Location: Oxnard, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


A starfish floating in blue water.

Title: Liquid starfish
Location: Oxnard, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Red, green and blue liquid drips


I love experimenting with liquid drips by using different liquids. I’m using milk with food coloring to get different abstract colors you see in this collection of liquid drips.

Title: Red liquid drips
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: Liquid green fractal
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: Red liquid drip into a green sea
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: Tie dye liquid drip
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: Green ripple
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

High speed oil and water drop photography


I love experimenting with high speed water drop photography. This is a collection of oil and water drops. The abstract patterns of the oil and water give each photo a unique look.

Title: Oil and water drop #2
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 50.0 mm f/1.4

Title: Oil and water drop #3

Title: Oil and water drop #4

Title: Oil and water drop #5

Star Trails


This is a group of Star trails. I took this first photo at 1:30am.

Title: 1:30am Star trail
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens:14.0 mm f/2.8


I love experimenting with long exposure photography. This photo was taken at 2:00am.

Title: 2:00am Star trail
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 14.0 mm f/2.8


This photo was taken looking straight up at the sky. I took it at 3:30am.

Title: 3:30am Star trail
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 14.0 mm f/2.8

Liquid Pour and Splash


This is a group of liquid splash and pour photography that I did. Industrial photography can be a lot of fun. I love messing around with different liquids.

Title: Blue shot glass
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: Red liquid splash

Title: Dark purple splash

Title: Light purple liquid

Title: Crystal blue liquid