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Time Lapse of Big Tex Being Lifted into Place at the State Fair of Texas

Mr. Holga, our walkabout photographer, captured Big Tex being lifted into place for the 2011 State Fair of Texas. The State Fair is celebrating their 125th year.

The images for the time lapse video were taken on Monday, September 26, 2011. The State Fair of Texas likes to make a big deal about setting Big Tex on his perch. The event, which happened at 11 a.m., included school children, presentations, a charitable donation, news crews and a really tall crane.

The time lapse video is made up of thousands of single shots. Mr. Holga used his Nikon D7000 to capture one frame per second. The process to lift Big Tex into place takes only a few minutes, but securing his legs and unhooking the hoist takes longer.

Big Tex is the first video on our new YouTube Channel, which you can find at

We hope you enjoy the video.

Related Big Tex Posts on Dallas Art News

Special Feature: Big Tex Getting New Dickies Shirt – Aug. 2, 2011

Sculpture at the State Fair of Texas – Oct. 4, 2010

State Fair of Texas Announces Theme for 2011: 125 Years – A Timeless Tradition – Feb. 28, 2011

Big Tex Goes Up at the State Fair of Texas – Sept. 24, 2010

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