Urban landscapes: Ferris Wheel lights
FERRIS WHEEL AT NIGHT, CALGARY STAMPEDE, ALBERTA
This is the second straight year I’ve taken my camera & tripod to the Stampede midway and once again, I wasn’t disappointed. I photographed the ferris wheel last year, but found a different perspective for this composition.
It’s funny; the ferris wheel doesn’t move fast or for long (there’s only one spot to get on/off, so it’s constantly stopping to swap passengers), but a four-second exposure makes it look like a spinning top. Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter (used only to slow down the exposure a bit more).
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I was going to ask how long that was open for as it looks like it is more than a 30 second exposure. Well done.
Thank you! Amazing how just four seconds can produce such a dramatic photo, eh?
I like how this was framed, it captures my imagination. Great lines and tones too. Well done, Frank!
Thank you! I’m glad I zoomed in enough to focus just on the curving lines of light and the centre support structure.