Thursday, July 16, 2009

Double Loop Roller Coaster

In one of the photography classes I teach there is a cool picture of a roller coaster. Every time I see it I want to leave class and go to the amusement park. I have tried several times to get a good roller coaster picture with little success. It has either been too cloudy and dark (need the light for a fast shutter speed), or raining a little. This shot, however, isn't to bad. At the top of the loop you will see streaks of lights belonging to the cars as they defied gravity through the loop. Of course, the screams of thrill seeking riders is heard, but the terror in there eyes will have to be captured at a latter date! My desire for the ultimate roller coaster picture is not an excuse for my children to beg for another day at Lagoon, sorry kids! D200, 18-50mm f2.8 lens, f18, 20.3 sec., ISO 100.


Just Jame said...

Very cool pictures! i really like how you can see the different turns in the track. Also i really like the first one in the let's take a swing post. The lighting is great and it creates an ominous, mysterious mood. that's my favorite!

Framing Images and Memories said...

These photos are fun and well done. You captured the fun of an amusement park. Your last photo of dancing lights is really cool! I need to do more nighttime photography so again you give me the nudge to do so.