Night on the Midway
This year, the midway inspired me as the sun dipped low and stars glittered above. Capturing that magic of lights and rides in changing light was a challenge and an opportunity. I found that setting my less to “manual focus” and creating soft light glow created abstracts that captured a little of that midway magic.
I also played with longer exposures for light trails. These are tricky for me through the years because I don’t bring a tripod. We’re busy during the day so a tripod feels like an extra weight to carry around.
And we love being low profile as event photographers. We would need to scout an out of the way spot that didn’t block a walkway or interfere with guest enjoyment. Maybe next year :)
Until the evening when I would love setting it up for steadier shots. I did play with panning on the merry go round.
Where I realized that I had a bigger challenge because the horses go around and around and up and down. Still, I caught a few that I liked :)
Giving myself quests that are outside my usual skill sets allows me to explore ideas. Curiosity rules :)
And the images are fun to bring home and see how different techniques can show the same scene in different photographs. Let’s play :)