Sometimes, it is fun to just take a silly photo, because the opportunity is there! Such was the case when I took this image:
I was photographing at an agility trial held on the fairgrounds in Skowhegan, Maine, which is always a blast; it is one of the agility trials that my wife and I have attended for many years, and we consider it our home trial away from home (it’s a 5 hour drive 🙂 ). One of the fun aspects of this agility trial is that there is a real sense of camaraderie, as folks camp on the fairgrounds and congregate after the running of the dogs is done.
With this atmosphere comes a penchant for kidding each other, which is where this clown comes in; one of the competitors has a mild case of coulrophobia, so clowns tend to show up in all sorts of places. As I walked over to do a photoshoot with one of her dogs, what do I notice? You guessed it: this clown.
Captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using an EF 70-200mm f/2.8L lens. Exposure settings were 1/800 second with f/2.8 and 400 ISO.
Inspired by Daily Prompt – Circus