Big Wheel Keep on Turning

Big Wheel Keep on Turning

Big Wheel Keep on Turning, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

This photo shows two of the ferris wheels on the Santa Cruz boardwalk. One wheel is still and the other is in motion.

The night before my tripod and I had been kicked out of the area (here’s the story), so I took this photo from a bluff across the San Lorenzo River from the amusement park. Proving once again that an important part of photography is geographic resourcefulness.

Time, they say, cures all evils, and so it may. Whether or no, time in a photographic exposure certainly transforms motion. The transformation of the ferris wheel in motion into concentric circles of light is what appeals to me about this image.

[Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR zoom lens at 150mm (225mm in 35mm terms), 6 seconds at f/25 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.]

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  1. By Photoblog 2.0: » Photoblog 2.0 Archive: » Spin on September 11, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    […] a photo of one of the Ferris Wheels on the Santa Cruz boardwalk (the spinning Ferris Wheel is also shown here). I took the photo shortly before a security guard kicked me and my tripod out of the amusment […]

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