Day 250 (7 Sep 2012) Hebron Harvest Festival

Last night a friend and I attended the Hebron Harvest Festival, primarily because I wanted to make images of the rides at night 🙂  Like I did here.

On the bumper cars, I know realize that I should have popped a second-curtian flash; I can see how it would have added a bit more definition to the ride, but still preserve the motion.  It was challenging to get any shots I wanted with the ferris wheel; it took so long to reload that it was only running about 60 sec out of each 5 min.  A smaller one would have done better, at least for me 😉

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18 mm, 1 sec, f/22, ISO 100 (Carnival Rides)

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18 mm, 1.6 sec, f/8, ISO 100 (Round and Round. . .)

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18 mm, 3.2 sec, f/8, ISO 100 (Bumper Cars)

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18 mm, 1 sec, f/8, ISO 100 (Cliff Hanger)

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18 mm, 4 sec, f/16, ISO 100 (The Midway)

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(Variable focal length), 0.4 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100 (Zoom Lens Fun)

Day 152 (31 May 2012) The Carnival, Part II

5 months down!  Wow, what a ride and experience it has been!!  I appreciate all y’all’s support as I tackle this project 🙂  YOU have made it a lot more fun!

I went back out to the local carnival tonight (still wearing my sweaty/stinky gym clothes, lol) and was able to shoot each ride I wanted to!  I’m pleased with these photos!  One of them will be one of my submissions to the Long Exposure project.  One of my shots from the ADKs is my first submission, and I think my last one will be from the lake shot.  I really like the first three shots, and wills submit one of them; but I would like your help selecting your favorite of the three (or any other long exposure shot I’ve done)!  So, please leave me a comment about which you think I should submit, and maybe why you like it better than the others (or why you don’t like the others).  Thanks!


18 mm, 2 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (Rock O Planet)


18 mm, 1.3 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (Rock O Planet)


18 mm, 10 sec, f/22, ISO 100 (Carousel)


18 mm, 3.2 sec, f/11, ISO 100 (Spinning)


18 mm, 2 sec, f/10, ISO 100 (Ferris Wheel)

Day 151 (30 May 2012) The Carnival

The Carnival is in town for the rest of the week and the weekend, so I couldn’t resist the urge to try and shoot some long exposure frames of the rides.  I’m lucky I didn’t show any later, cause I got the last few cycles of the night (I’ll go back, but earlier, lol).  But I did capture these three that I like.  Had I more time, I might have purchased some ride tickets 🙂


25 mm, 1 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (The Cliff Hanger)


25 mm, 1 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (The Cliff Hanger)


18 mm, 2 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (The Avalance)