Kongo loves county fairs. There’s something about hot, sultry August afternoons, the smell of cotton candy, the carnival barkers, and the crowds that makes the monkey feel right at home. The Ventura County fair is like that. It’s not nearly as big or as sophisticated as the Los Angeles County Fair or the Del Mar Fair in San Diego. Now those are real fairs. Ventura County is kind of like your neighborhood 4th of July Parade with kids on bikes and dogs decked out in red, white, and blue. It was just right. Kongo was actually forced out of the…
This week’s Photo Challenge is Layers and Kongo’s entry is this image of a Western saddle with all the leather flaps, blankets, hitching, straps, and other layered objects. See more layers at the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.
The monkey put on his boots, spurs, and duster and headed toward Eaves Movie Ranch yesterday afternoon for a photo shoot. The ranch has been the set for several Westerns, including the Cheyenne Social Club, Lonesome Dove, Silverado, Every Which Way But Loose, and many, many, more. Today Kongo’s National Geographic Photo Expedition Workshop got to work with models, learn about bouncing light, and get up close and personal with some real Western characters.
Numero Uno granddaughter turned five on Friday. So (of course) a day after traveling through nine time zones Kongo gassed up the car and slugged through late Friday afternoon LA freeway traffic to be there for when she goes on her first-ever-in-the-world horseback ride on Saturday.