Thursday, September 24, 2009

End of Summer

By the time you're reading this, we will have moved from Summer to Fall here in the mountains of Pennsylvania. The photos on this week's blog were shot in the last few weeks of summer. This post brings us up-to-date on the area happenings.

Right off of the midway at the Cambria County Fair are a bunch of food concession stands that are operated every year by the same family or organization. The food is good and the prices aren't too bad.

More than a few people were upset this year at the fair because they didn't think it was right to pay $8 for entrance to the grounds and find flea-market type stands set up for sales.

As the sun slowly sinks in the west, and the lights come on, the fairgrounds take on a whole different atmosphere.

A kids dragon roller coaster, hand held shot with available light.

Unfortunately, I don't know the name of most of the rides that I shot at the Cambria County Fair this year. It's not the ride that I'm interested in. It's the riders.

Looks like the grand kids will get a little something from the fair this year.

Chair swing, sometime around 7 in the evening.

Toss the ring, take home the bling.

With every ring on the knife, there is a winner.

Study in color and form.

Reflections on the Fun Slide.

The first home football game of the Red Flash from Saint Francis University was played on Saturday, September 12, 2009.

The new and IMPROVED mascot, Saint Francis University, Frankie the Friar.

This new team mascot was making it's debut at the Saint Francis vs. Morehead State home football game on Saturday, 12 September 2009.

An even better event that occurred at that same game was A WIN! The first after last years 0-10 season.

I was back on campus on Friday, 18 September to shoot the memorial benches and trees and took the following shots for use here on the blog.

Yes, this does look a little Halloweenish. But, I was having fun in PhotoShop with this picture inviting faculty, staff and students of the University to donate blood at the JFK Student Center on Wednesday, 16 Sept 2009. This shot was taken on Friday, 18 Sept 2009.

Memorial bench on the campus of Saint Francis University.

Schwab Hall with the Peace Pole in the foreground on the campus of Saint Francis University.

Benches in front of St. Francis Hall, Student Residence building on the campus of Saint Francis University.

From the University to High School...Later on Friday, I was at the Cambria Heights High School homecoming and football game. However you'll only find pictures of the homecoming. I ran out of time this week because of other commitments.

Haley Nedock, Erica Finet, Lacey Vallery, and Devin Hayostek pose before the Homecoming ceremonies begin at the high school football field in Patton, PA.

Devin Hayostek and Erica Finet....just friends.

Haley Nedock pins a carnation on Travis Born.

Josh Selfridge warms up prior to the game.

The local studio photographer has assistants check the placement of the homecoming balloon arch prior to the evening's ceremonies.

Color guard march past the homecoming arch during the opening ceremonies.

Twirler and Pipers.

I figured I would need at least one wide angled shot to show all the students on the field.

The Homecoming King and Queen for the 2009-10 school year at Cambria Heights High School, Patton, PA are Kyle Cunningham and Lacey Vallery.

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