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The Fairest Wheel :: HDR

Flickr Explore: Mar 15, 2009


As promised, here is the next shot of my time at Lagoon amusement park in Northern Utah. Whenever we drive by Lagoon, my 5-year-old daughter is so excited to see the "fairest" wheel. I'm thinking that she may watch too many princess Disney movies.


You'll notice at the top of this image that there's a blob of something. Very strange. At first I thought I had water on my lens, but I didn't. It only exists in one of the three exposures, so it's either an alien spacecraft or a drop of water falling in front of the camera. In any case, I think it adds to the overall feel of the shot. I am, however, going with alien spacecraft.


As mentioned previously, I had the unique opportunity to visit Lagoon during the off-season, so it was very deserted. I took a lot of shots of the ferris wheel.


About This Ride

Name: Sky Scraper

Highest Height: 150 feet

Original Cost: $1.5 million

Duration of Ride: 20 minutes (minimum)

Lights on Ride: 180,000

Year Installed: 1991



This is a three-exposure HDR, processed in Photomatix and Lightroom 2. I like the sepia-ish feel for these shots, which you'll see over the next few days.


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Taken on March 11, 2009