IF YOU PLOPPED me down on a bench in the middle of some crowd-drawing event, I could sit contentedly for quite some time just watching the people.
Sometimes they can be as entertaining as the entertainment.
That’s not to say I don’t appreciate whatever activity has drawn me to a location, like the Rice County Steam & Gas Engines, Inc. show in Rice County this past weekend. The rows and rows of tractors and steam and gas engines and other activities kept me plenty interested.
But so did the people.
From the arthritic old man I watched shuffle between tractor rows to the “look-at-me, I’m a John Deere guy” guy to the cute little kids, this show presented plenty of people-pleasing moments for me to photograph.
I like best of all to snap images unobserved and then, afterward, to ponder the emotions I’ve photographed.
Here are some of my favorite people shots from several hours of wandering at the Rice County Steam & Gas Engines show on Saturday.
© Copyright 2009 Audrey Kletscher Helbling