Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Night Shots At The Amusement Park



The box car or seats, riders loose there dinner in, can barely been seen. I had taken my big flash to use, but didn't check to see if it had batteries! I was not willing to buy them at the amusement park so I worked with what I had. Not on this photograph but others, I used the camera's flash to give me more light and a better ghostly image. It worked but I like this picture better. Nikon D200, Sigma 18-50 lens, on a tripod, 2 seconds, f/11, ISO 250.



I used the bulb setting on my camera to capture this picture. The "SKY RIDE" as it is called, had stopped. With the empty green chair sitting still I quickly captured this shot. I love the colors. The tall tower ride in the background is called the "ROCKET" and is a favorite of my children. You get to choose between a blast off or re-entry style ride. Fun if you like that kind of thing! I am more of a "SKY RIDE" person, but hate it when it suddenly stops and others try and bounce in their chairs. 0.62 seconds, f/5.6, ISO 400 with a tripod.



This is the first hill on a double loop roller coaster. After this downward twisted fall you are thrust into one loop and than another! The bravest of souls keep their hands in the air for most of the ride. Some scream, some gasp for air, others pray and hang on! What a ride! The last few years I have tried to get a photograph of this coaster with on luck. It has been to dark or rainy. I got it and I am happy with it. A little blur to show movement and speed. 1/80 of a second, f/3.5, ISO 250 with some cropping.

8 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

Being a passenger on these crazy rides is NO longer my cup of tea...but, to photograph them IS my cup of tea. I really like the lights on the top photo. That is pretty...and, the movement in the last is excellent. Just enough blur without losing the image. This is a great set that depicts the fun you had with your camera during the dark hours at the amusement park!

holdingmoments said...

A great series David. Each one showing a different way of capturing the fun of the fair.

Joanna Durczok said...

I like the first one and the last one the best. The first one is magical:)

Scott said...

Looks like you had a great time. I haven't been to Lagoon for several years as it is no longer fun for my wife. Nice shots though. I like the motion blur.

Marka said...

Great photographs! I especially like the two second one.

Emily said...

Very cool! I've been wanting to go take pictures there but at the same time I'm a kid at heart and want to ride the rides too so I'll have to go two day. One to take pictures and one to ride rides! 80) poor me lol

Rebecca said...

That first shot is awesome.

Christine Heslop said...

I'm impressed you went to lagoon! Great pictures :) I especially like the Colassus picture.