David_R_Anderson PRO+
David_R_Anderson

Ferris Wheel on the Island

2016, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Island is a fairly new development in the heart of Pigeon Forge. It features shops, restaurants, a water show set to music an...
Read more

2016, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Island is a fairly new development in the heart of Pigeon Forge. It features shops, restaurants, a water show set to music and this giant ferris wheel. To get this shot, I took a series of 7 exposures on a tripod at sunset, then combined them all in the HDR filter in LR6. Even with 100 ISO and the lens stopped down all the way, ambient lighting was still too bright for the 25 sec exposures, so I added a polarizing filter to darken the scene. The fun thing in this is that the colors in the wheel and fountain were constantly changing, so each of the 7 exposures was different. By leaving out even one exposure in the HDR process, the final look would be totally different. I was hoping that there would be more of a sense of motion, but even though the water jets were pulsing up and down and the wheel moving, the sense is more of a still shot.
Read less

Views

837

Likes

Awards

Contest Finalist in My City At Night Marketplace Project
Contest Finalist in Fun At The Fair Photo Contest
Peer Award
Gimmeashot margaretgodfrey jennifercopeland karinmcfarlane ArtemisC keitholson mariestojanov +19
Superb Composition
shaundavis65 daniellebondanza Rosley shellyg PetarBphotography Orcus99 mateobrigande +16
Outstanding Creativity
MontyRPennington mariomenteshvili Beno62 PhilBromley DPCpix hal-e Whuff +11
Top Choice
toddcreed Forrest_Imagery jleosadauskas Eduardbetz jpaulberes HalosHeart toxictabasco +6
Absolute Masterpiece
kiwidragonfly deti Athena_B michelleroose Mcmanp florence CassieC +5
Magnificent Capture
Gthirsk DenisT Yeti01 MickAlicic Tiggr
Superior Skill
Rwozney tapvanderschyff CapturedImages alanasisk kendrachappell
All Star
sallyG11

Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

My City At Night Marketplace ProjectTop 30 class
My City At Night Marketplace ProjectTop 20 class week 1
Night Wonders Photo ContestTop 10 class
Night Wonders Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Our World At Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Color In The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Color In The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class month 1
Color In The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Color In The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Color In The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Into The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Use Of Artificial Light Photo ContestTop 10 class
Long Exposure Games Photo ContestTop 10 class
Long Exposure Games Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Show Movement Photo ContestTop 20 class

Categories


Same photographer See all

Discover more photos See all