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Roberto Taylor's "State Fair": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by MeFOTO Blog       Category Family Photography, Giveaway, Night Photography, Travel Photography       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, instagram giveaway, Arizona, Arizona State Fair, State Fair, Ferris Wheel

Looking for inspiration or to put those creative modes to the test? Why not try your local State Fair. Multicolored lights, rides in motion, textures, crowds, food - photo opportunities abound for the prepared photographer. Many state fairs take place in the fall, so grab your gear and plan to make a day of it.

Roberto Taylor, our SideKick360 winner snapped the winning shot for 8/29 at the Arizona State Fair in 2013. The Arizona State Fair is one of the top 5 state fairs in the country drawing well over a million visitors annually. This year's fair runs from October 10 - November 2.

"This was taken at the Arizona State Fair while I was on board of one of their 3 Ferris wheels. Arizona definitely has some of the best sunsets in the world." - Roberto

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Jason Paul's "Life's Road": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas       Category Landscape photography, nature photography, Giveaway       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, instagram giveaway, sidekick360, Tucson, Arizona

Jason Paul, our SideKick360 winner for 8/22/14, captured his winning image just outside of Tucson, AZ with his Nikon D3100. A bit of a philosopher, he shares his thoughts with us:

"This image to me resembles the long road in life, and that it keeps going; even with the problems we face in every day life (represented by the dark clouds).

'The Road is endless if you put your mind to it.'" - Jason

18-55mm lens at 18mm. Handheld at ground level.

18-55mm lens at 18mm. Handheld at ground level.

Eric Greenhalgh's "Thistle": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas       Category Landscape photography, nature photography, Travel Photography       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, sidekick360, Strawberry, Arizona, Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Guild

Strawberry, AZ is a tiny little town located along Arizona’s Mogollon Rim who's claim to fame other than some impressive scenery, seems to be the local Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Guild Craft Festival. Held 3 times a year for the last 30 years, this local favorite has become a shopping institution. If you happen to be exploring the Arizona High Country this 4th of July, the festival takes place at the Pine Community Center July 3 and 4 and features 85 artisans who sell furniture, pottery, jewelry, fountains and more.

Eric Greenhalgh, last week's SideKick360 winner was checking out the local hiking trails when he found his winner:

"I was camping near Strawberry, AZ, and I brought along my Canon 5D Mark III, and Mefoto RoadTrip Tripod. Went out on a hike with no intention of photographing anything in particular when I noticed this Thistle flower just getting ready to bloom. I photographed the buds from about every angle possible and I just happened to like this one the best.!" - Eric

Chris Frailey's Supermoon: MeFOTO Instagram Giveaway Weekly Winner

  by Rachel       Category Giveaway       Tags Supermoon, Supermoon 2013, Phoenix, Arizona, Superstition Mountains, Chris Frailey

 ©Chris Frailey

This previous Sunday marked a special event for the astrologers and astronomers out there: Supermoon 2013, the largest full moon of the year. A Supermoon is the result of the moon reaching the point in its orbit that is closest to earth. Photographer Chris Frailey captured this super shot of Supermoon 2013 which is this week's winner.

"This shot of the Supermoon was taken with a Canon 5DM2 and a Canon 400mm lens. I had struck out on Saturday night  and ventured back on Sunday, the night of the actual Supermoon. I decided to go to the Superstition Mountains which are about 40 miles east of Phoenix AZ. I waited just as the moon settled in the saddle of the rocks and grabbed my frames. Using the crop tool in Lightroom I was able to bring this image to life, It is a single shot with all editing done in Lightroom." - Chris


Chris's work can be seen on his blog which includes more Supermoon shots.


To find out more on our BackPacker giveaway and how you can enter, visit our Win! page.