Chair Swing Ride, Dusk, B&W

CA State Fair, Sacramento, CA

Probably the last photograph from the Midway at this year’s California State Fair.  There was much more attention to motion and long exposure shots for me this year versus the usual touristy snapshots I tend to take.

The Chair Swing (aka Swing Carousel, Wave Swing, etc.) ride would seem like a rather easy subject to shoot.  The problem that comes into play is that umbrella top raises and tilts throughout the duration of the ride.  Framing the ride and the riders becomes a bit of a challenge.

Despite the week long hot spell and cloudless skies, the skies were not completely clear at the time of this photo.  It almost appears as though there are flames or smoke emanating from the ride itself!

Processing began with minor adjustments in Adobe Lightroom, monochrome conversion and further edits in Nik Silver EFex Pro 2, and final touches back in Lightoom.

My other posts from this year’s CA State Fair:

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, patterned metering mode, 26mm, ISO 800, 1/10 sec, f/10

Chair Swing Ride, Dusk, B&W.  California State Fair, Cal Expo, Sacramento, California. July 26, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.


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