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Fairground Attraction

By TrevBatWCC    
At the bottom end of The Esplanade in Weymouth is a small area with a few fairground rides. I'd seen these lit up on the previous night from the hotel, so I'd set off on my evening walk with the intention of getting a photo or two. Though this shot of the carousel was taken only 7 minutes after my previous upload, the light has dropped considerably. I had with me my recently purchased Manfrotto PIXI EVO mini tripod which fits neatly into the camera bag, and as small and light as it is, it's very solid and sturdy. Close to the carousel were conveniently placed some picnic tables, so set the camera on the tripod on a table and took this shot. I never saw the rides actually in action, even though they were lit up at night, and if you look closely, you'll see that the ride has very fine netting hung up all the way around it.

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging Smile

Trev Smile

Tags: Dorset Carousel Specialist and abstract Fairground Weymouth Night-time

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cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
7 Mar 2017 11:38AM
That's just a safety net to catch the children as they fly off!!!! 😁

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7 Mar 2017 12:06PM
A wonderfully atmospheric shot, Trev. The mini tripod worked really well for it Wink

Dave Wink
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
7 Mar 2017 12:23PM
They do make such colourful images, Trev: liked your description of your set up in capturing it.
Stationary rides are the only ones I'd be any good you may recall, I prefer my subjects to be slow movers, better still completely stationary.
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
7 Mar 2017 12:40PM
Not easy to take a image like this ......wonderful exposure and presentation Wink
Fabulous image
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
7 Mar 2017 1:31PM
Love cats_123 comment SmileSmileSmile Well captured, Trev.
7 Mar 2017 1:42PM
well done Trevor - difficult conditions and a great result.GrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2017 1:46PM
These are always so photogenic and you've captured it perfectly Trev
Daisymaye 10 23 16 Canada
7 Mar 2017 2:14PM
Well done Trev. Nice that we still have these carousels.
A lovely frame filler Trev, good to see the old carousels.
Irishkate Plus
8 41 115 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2017 4:00PM
I could only just see that netting - good to know it is there - devilish hard to capture when moving!
Kate Grin
10 10 10 England
7 Mar 2017 4:49PM
Went large and then I could spy the netting. A lovely colourful image Trev.
The 'More Pictures' problem was solved this morning but has now reappeared!!!!! Is it the same for you?
7 Mar 2017 5:53PM
All the fun of the fair - a superb capture, Trev.
That tripod sounds interesting.

saltireblue Plus
9 9.5k 35 Norway
7 Mar 2017 6:55PM
Spot on exposure, Trev. Disappointed you didn't get to have a go??Wink

Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2017 12:19PM
On Night Shifts Trev,
Sorry for not commenting individually...
If I voted you have done very good work!
Isabel GrinGrin

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