Fairground Bathroom

Useful when you need it!

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Peek.  A bit of an interesting theme, as it allows us to take it into many directions.

After yesterday’s historic locale in our peek in to the Forum, I thought that today it might be a great moment for something more mundane.  Fairgrounds are dotted across the United States, where they are both used for their original purpose of shows, as well as a gathering place for a variety of events.  When I took today’s photo, I was photographing a dog agility event at the Fairground in Chester, Connecticut.

This is what I happened upon early in the morning…

The Bathroom

Between the lines and the light, this scene needed to be photographed.  I did get an unusual look from a person who came to hang a placard, as I had a tripod set up for this shot, but that didn’t bother me much 🙂

Hope you enjoyed this sanitary expedition and have a wonderful day!

The Bathroom

We go here all the time!

With today’s daily prompt of Ordinary, the WordPress Daily Post challenges us to find the non-quotidian among the pedestrian!

Of course, that is a challenge that I accept gladly!

I present to you…

The Bathroom
The Bathroom

This wonderful bathroom is at the Chester Fairground in Connecticut.  A framed print of this hangs in our downstairs bathroom at home.

Americana – Fairground Bathroom

As a transplant from the Netherlands, I have a slightly different take on what those folks who grew up in the United States take as every day components of their environment.  This does provide me the opportunity to capture some images that translate this alternate perspective.  These are part of my series that I have loosely termed: Americana.

Today’s image is probably the one that started it all for this series.  I happened upon this scene during a weekend that had me photographing a dog agility competition in Chester, Connecticut.  The location is a small fairground, one of many around New England.  Upon entering this bathroom, I was struck by both the light and the lines that were presented to me.

Fair Bathroom

I did get an odd look from one of the fairground workers, who came to post some notices in the bathroom.  It wasn’t every day that they saw a photographer with a camera on a tripod in their bathrooms…

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon EOS 1D MkIII using an EF 17-40mm f4/L lens. This was shot as a series of 5 exposures with exposure values at -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 EV around the metered exposure. The shots were combined and process using HDRSoft’s Photomatix Pro.

Daily Prompt – Open

Potty humor?

Today’s Daily Prompt of Open is one of those interesting ones that we can take into multiple directions.  We can have Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Doors, be Open to New Ideas and even work with Open Source.

In today’s image, the Bathroom is Open, and I’d like to suggest that it’s open to all!

The Bathroom is Open!

This image was taken a number of years back at the Chester Fairground in Connecticut; I got a couple of strange looks for setting up a tripod, but the end result was well worth it!

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon EOS 1D Mk III with an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  It was taken as a series of 5 shots with exposure values of -2, -1, 0, +1 and +2 EV, which were processed in Photomatix Pro to create this HDR image.