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Summer is Coming to an End – Say Goodbye With This Dizzying County Fair Timelapse

By Hanssie on August 22nd 2014

The pencils are sharpened. The new backpacks and notebooks are purchased and ready for the first day of school. Parents everywhere are breathing a ragged sigh of relief that it’s finally that time to ship your kiddos back to school so we can salvage some of the remnants of our sanity. Fall is upon us and for now, the county fairs have packed up their tents, rickety rides and fried everything and have moved on to another city. But before it bids us adieu, here is a crazy, nauseating, psychedelic timelapse to give us that one last glimpse of summer fun.



The very fast paced, 3:32 minute video created by Thomas Schwarz, will bring you all the joys (and horrors) of the local fair – from the loud music, to the spinning lights and prize winning carnival games, all in super speed. It will make you long for summer to last just a little bit longer. This timelapse assaults all your senses for an overwhelming sensory overload, but hey, it’s Friday! It’ll remind you of the feeling you get when you just step off the tilt-a-whirl ride after having one too many.  A perfect way to usher in the weekend. Minus the hangover.

Gear Used:

Canon 60D & 550D and Magic Lantern
Postproduction of the photos: Lightroom and AfterEffects
Editing: PremierePro
Sound Effects: Adobe Audition

[Via Sploid/Thomas Schwarz]

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Keegan Carroll

    What an awesome video. Great inspiration to try this. I love the bright lights and the movement.

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  2. Herm Tjioe

    County fairs are going to be in full swing around California. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. I now have another excuse to bring a tripod and hang out for these shots while eating a funnel cake and anything that’s laced with bacon :)

    So looking forward

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    • Hanssie

      The Orange County fair just packed its bags, but I’ll be headed over to the LA County fair so I can have my fill of bacon wrapped, fried stuff…

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    • Austin Swenson

      Mmmm, bacon wrapped fried stuff…

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    • Herm Tjioe

      Central Cali are about to have theirs . . . getting my newly bought Aputure remote timer ready

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  3. Clare Havill

    Thanks for the info, I’ll be trying this out this weekend.

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