Aug 21, 2013

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

 

The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The term Ferris wheel later came to be used generically for all such structures, and Ferris wheels are now the most common type of carnival ride at state fairs in the United States.

Since the original 1893 Chicago Ferris Wheel, there have been eight subsequent world’s tallest-ever Ferris wheels. The current record holder is the 165-metre (541 ft) Singapore Flyer, which opened to the public in March 2008.

In the gallery below (most taken at local fairs and carnivals), we see what Ferris wheels look like when captured using a longer exposure (i.e., shutter left open, typically 2 seconds or more). The lights that adorn the Ferris Wheels blend and blur, creating brilliant patterns and beautiful photos.

[h/t TheMooner on Reddit]

 

1. Kasai Rinkai Park – Tokyo, Japan

The Whizzing Wheel

Photograph by LES TAYLOR
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2. Carnegie Mellon Spring Carnival

ferris wheel long exposure (1)

Photograph by Anirudh Koul

 

 

3. Family Kingdom – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The Park

Photograph by Mike Foote

 

 

4. Houston, Texas

ferris wheel long exposure (6)

Photograph by THOMAS HAWK
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5. County Fair – Del Mar, California

County Fair

Photograph by JUSTIN BROWN
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6. Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Yokohama Wheel

Photograph by SPRENG BEN
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7. Jolimont, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Ferris Wheel

Photograph by 2careless on Flickr

 

 

8. East Hillsdale, San Mateo, California

ferris wheel long exposure (4)

Photograph by THOMAS HAWK
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9. Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

Sydney Ferris Wheel

Photograph by SAM ILIC
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10. Dutchess County Fair – Rhinebeck, New York

Dutchess County Fair Rhinebeck, New York

Photograph by Jordan Confino

 

 

11. CNE – Toronto, Canada

ferris wheel long exposure (5)

 

 

12. East Hillsdale, San Mateo, California

ferris wheel long exposure (3)

Photograph by THOMAS HAWK
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13. Houston, Texas

ferris wheel long exposure (2)

Photograph by THOMAS HAWK
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14. Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica

Photograph by ASIM BHARWANI
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15. Schaghticoke Fair – Schaghticoke, New York

Schaghticoke Fair (Ferris Wheel, Quarter) - Schaghticoke, NY - 10, Sep.jpg

Photograph by SEBASTIAN BARRE
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