Night at the carnival

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© Steven Maguire
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Photo Info
UploadedOctober 12, 2008
TakenSeptember 28, 2008
ModelFinePix S9100
Exposure10/13 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length7.2 mm
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Taken a couple of weeks ago. This is my first attempt of trying to capture a moving ride.

82 responses

  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (12 Oct 2008):

    Turned out great, didn't it!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire said (12 Oct 2008):

    Thank You, Aubrey. Only after a few hundred tries I got one.

  • J Ferguson

    J Ferguson gave props (12 Oct 2008):

    I love the solid to a liquid look!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (12 Oct 2008):

    Excellent shot!!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire said (12 Oct 2008):

    Thank You, J Ferguson.

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr said (12 Oct 2008):

    No matter how many of these kinds of shots I see, a REALLY good one like this is always a joy. But there's more - the off-center framing, the silhouettes in the foreground and their stance, give this a mood that goes way beyond just the WOW of the slow exposure ride. This is now about the passage of time, and it's a whole other dimension

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (12 Oct 2008):

    You did a fantastic job! Great shot!

  • jose gonzalez

    jose gonzalez said (12 Oct 2008):

    Very Cool image.. You really did this well ..

  • Georg Wacker

    Georg Wacker gave props (13 Oct 2008):

    breathtaking, great job!

  • Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith gave props (13 Oct 2008):

    Great shot.

  • Renee Cettie

    Renee Cettie gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    great job!! the colors and the movements lines are fantastic!! love the composition too

  • Prasad Dharmadhikari

    Prasad Dharmadhikari gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    This is brilliant, Stephen

  • Kristina Kurtzke

    Kristina Kurtzke gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    I love carnival shots....the colors and the lighting is beautiful!

  • Allen Freeman

    Allen Freeman gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    A color burst of excitement!

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers gave props (19 Oct 2008):


  • Suzy

    Suzy gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    Wonderful color in this action shot!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    very well done for a 1st timer...highly impressive!

  • Marcia Klue

    Marcia Klue gave props (21 Oct 2008):

    Excellent job - the clarity of the spectators is great against the whir of the ride.

  • John Sweeney

    John Sweeney gave props (21 Oct 2008):

    Great shot! Man, am I dizzy though...

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    A beautiful capture Stephen, colours are amazing how they intertwine!

  • Stan Otterburn

    Stan Otterburn (Deleted) gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    Not a lot left for me to say. Brilliant capture.

  • Trish

    Trish gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    Perfect and fun!

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    cool shot!

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    GREAT job on this! You nailed it!

  • Diane Peterson

    Diane Peterson gave props (25 Oct 2008):


  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    Very creative! Nice work.

  • ScottinTO

    ScottinTO (Deleted) said (26 Oct 2008):

    Great shot!

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (28 Oct 2008):

    I like yours better than mine =)

  • Jen Beck

    Jen Beck said (29 Oct 2008):

    mind-spinning. well done

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    This would be considered EXCELLENT if it were your 500th attempt! Given it's your 1st, I can only hope you'll not stop and ask you to take a bow... or 3!! MARVELOUS, Steve!! Tripod?

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    Night photography is difficult when you are shooting something moving rapidly..and you did very well with this.

  • Louise Armstrong

    Louise Armstrong gave props (31 Oct 2008):

    Fantastic work, well done!

  • Giovanni Mannara'

    Giovanni Mannara' gave props (31 Oct 2008):

    your first attempt? well done!

  • Robert Versteegen

    Robert Versteegen (Deleted) said (31 Oct 2008):

    amazing shot....dizzy ...well done

  • Martina Antongiovanni

    Martina Antongiovanni (Deleted) said (31 Oct 2008):

    Oh my god, i LOVE it!!!

  • Takeshi Akimoto

    Takeshi Akimoto said (2 Nov 2008):

    Amazing shot.

  • pdtnc

    pdtnc gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    Good job, I really must get out at night with my camera.

  • JP Legat

    JP Legat gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    Gotta love the speeding colours, beautifully captured.

  • Lisa Slifko

    Lisa Slifko gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    I do believe you've got it! Superb!

  • Michael Diamond

    Michael Diamond said (3 Nov 2008):

    I can feel the incredible intensity of the spin there, just stunning! Beautiful colours Stephen.

  • Navrooz

    Navrooz gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    What an interesting shot! Well done.

  • Rachel Kate

    Rachel Kate said (4 Nov 2008):

    I really love this picture.

  • Chelsea Memmolo

    Chelsea Memmolo (Deleted) gave props (5 Nov 2008):

    This is way cool.

  • Major Kelly

    Major Kelly gave props (6 Nov 2008):

    Great capture!

  • Liisa Roberts

    Liisa Roberts gave props (6 Nov 2008):

    Great shot! I am soooo dizzy looking at this.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (6 Nov 2008):


  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (6 Nov 2008):

    whoa this one is great! so wish I caught it earlier!

  • Geoffrey Dalander

    Geoffrey Dalander gave props (6 Nov 2008):

    fun shot


    LAM KHIN THET said (7 Nov 2008):


  • Daniel Rarela

    Daniel Rarela (Deleted) gave props (7 Nov 2008):

    wow! wonderful use of long exposure here, Stephen! i'm inspired to start trying that more, myself :)

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (9 Nov 2008):

    what an amazing shot. i love that we get to see more than the ride... the people standing around watching, the fence.. great job!

  • David Clock

    David Clock said (13 Nov 2008):

    that is so cool, waaaay good shot.

  • Ray Chiarello

    Ray Chiarello (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2008):

    Nice job.

  • francesco scipioni

    francesco scipioni gave props (17 Nov 2008):


  • joe barrett

    joe barrett said (18 Nov 2008):

    i do very little nite work but this image makes me wish to try,do not to be on ride!

  • Jennifer Wyatt

    Jennifer Wyatt gave props (22 Nov 2008):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    I agree with everyone above, but Alexis Gerard gave the best description and I agree with it wholeheartedly!!!!

  • Steve Miller

    Steve Miller gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    What a fascinating use of light and exposure!! I want to try that now. :-)

  • Sergiu Turcanu

    Sergiu Turcanu said (24 Nov 2008):

    maybe it's just me who captured thousands of night shots at Carnivals, but i don't really see anything catching the eye here.

  • DonBaird

    DonBaird gave props (27 Nov 2008):

    Fantastic shot!!!

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (28 Nov 2008):

    love it...

  • Patrick Holt

    Patrick Holt gave props (28 Nov 2008):


  • Matthew Laming

    Matthew Laming said (29 Nov 2008):

    amazing shot wel done Stephen

  • Cody Spencer

    Cody Spencer gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    oh man that is SWEET!

  • Guy with a camera

    Guy with a camera gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    Very nice!

  • Vincent Criqui

    Vincent Criqui said (2 Dec 2008):

    Very impressive - great capture!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    amazingly awesome spinningly captured image!!!

  • Martie Last

    Martie Last gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Beautiful night light and colors. Makes me dizzy just thinking about this ride!

  • Gigi Leonard

    Gigi Leonard gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    truly wonderful. love the people silhouettes.

  • Rik Scott

    Rik Scott gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    Great shot! You have a portfolio of amazing stuff.

  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    beautiful work very well done

  • John Caruso

    John Caruso gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    Your work certainly paid off...this is just fab!

  • Laurie Fuller/Drake

    Laurie Fuller/Drake gave props (14 Dec 2008):


  • Alberto Palacio

    Alberto Palacio gave props (21 Dec 2008):


  • Nancy Miller

    Nancy Miller gave props (22 Dec 2008):

    Awesome Shot!

  • joe barrett

    joe barrett said (22 Dec 2008):

    wonderful action night work,not hat easy to get!

  • Stacey Boon

    Stacey Boon gave props (26 Dec 2008):

    excellent shot! I am confirming it was worth all your effort.

  • Michael Risenhoover

    Michael Risenhoover (Deleted) gave props (7 Jan 2009):

    Awesome work!

  • Dinda Candra

    Dinda Candra gave props (8 Jan 2009):

    wooowww well done,great shot on your first try. n_n

  • Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith gave props (18 Feb 2009):

    Love it.

  • Ron Schwartz

    Ron Schwartz gave props (28 Feb 2009):

    Wow! All of your posted work is incredible.

  • Mira Fertin

    Mira Fertin (Deleted) gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    i dont think id want to be on that lol great shot

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