The circus would roll into Alliance, Ohio every spring.
In 1957, it was the traditional circus.
Elephants provided pulling power
for trucks stuck in the mud,
and townsfolk were eager for entertainment once all was in place.
I was a witness, a budding photojournalist knowing none of my subjects,
eager to hone my skills.
I was using a Leica IIIF, with distance and exposure pre-set, so that my reflexes could take over. No time to think, only to spontaneously react.
This was the practice I needed.
Have you ever sought out events where you could photograph this way?