I did something I have not done in decades Sunday night. I went to the carnival that set up on a vacant lot along North Frontage Road in Vicksburg. It brought back a lot of memories of growing up in Grenada, Mississippi, and attending the annual fair that always rolled into town. A lot of the rides and games were the old familiar ones, but it just seemed a lot darker than what I remember carnivals being. These are pretty raw pictures, too. I shot them all handheld with a few done trying to balance it on a nearby railing. I don't usually shoot things like this so it was a bit out of my comfort zone, but that made it even more fun to do!
The prize being offered in the game shown above shocked me. If you threw a ping pong ball and got it in one of those three thingies floating in the kiddie pool, you would become the owner of a real live rabbit. That's him lying against the fence in the top left. I wonder how many rabbits this game goes through each year? When I was little, the only living thing you could win was a goldfish. I feel sorry for the rabbit.