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2017 Utah State Fair



Staying late enough one night at the 2017 Utah State Fair and hiding between some rides I was able to catch both of these rides in motion at the same time. I ha...
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Staying late enough one night at the 2017 Utah State Fair and hiding between some rides I was able to catch both of these rides in motion at the same time. I have decided to play with long exposures and this experiment is my first attempt, this shot being the best of the series.
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Awards

People's Choice in Artistic Abstraction from the Carnival Photo Challenge
Winner in Colors in Motion Photo Challenge
Winner in Carnival Lights Photo Challenge
Winner in Fun at the Fair Photo Challenge
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Outstanding Creativity
jettahlily008 KrisND rachelrfm andreasulini Bdubois
Absolute Masterpiece
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Virtuoso
GigiJim08 jdmarks64
All Star
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Magnificent Capture
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Top Choice
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Superb Composition
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Exposures Marketplace ProjectTop 20 class
Exposures Marketplace ProjectTop 20 class week 1
Movement Photo Contest Speed SeriesTop 10 class
Fun At The Fair Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fun At The Fair Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Capture Motion Blur Photo ContestTop 10 class
Capture Motion Blur Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
We Love The Summer Photo ContestTop 10 class
We Love The Summer Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Creative Reality Photo ContestTop 30 class
Creative Reality Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Fast Photo ContestTop 30 class
Fast Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Colorful And Bright Photo ContestTop 30 class
Colorful And Bright Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Blurred Subjects Photo ContestTop 30 class
Shutter Speed Experiments Photo ContestTop 20 class
Blurred Subjects Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Shutter Speed Experiments Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Amusement Photo ContestTop 10 class
Amusement Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol5Top 30 class
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol5Top 10 class week 1
Flares 101 Photo ContestTop 20 class
Flares 101 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 36 Photo ContestTop 20 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 42Top 20 class
Monthly Pro Vol 36 Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 42Top 20 class week 1
Showing Movement Photo ContestTop 20 class
Showing Movement Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 35 Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 11Top 20 class
Monthly Pro Vol 35 Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 11Top 10 class week 1
Artificial Light Photo Contest 2017Top 20 class
Artificial Light Photo Contest 2017Top 20 class week 1

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GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 05, 2018
Congratulations on your awards!
brianbaitystudio
brianbaitystudio October 05, 2018
Salamat Gigi
Melsannb
 
Melsannb January 21, 2019
Now that's a shot I could aspire to recreate. Excellent long exposure.
brianbaitystudio
brianbaitystudio January 21, 2019
thank you very much Melody
emeralds
 
emeralds Mar 27
I’ve taken a photo of this same ride!!!
brianbaitystudio
What city were you in when you shot your photo of it

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was shot at the Utah State Fair in 2017. I had been wanting to shoot some long exposure images of things in motion and the rides at the Fair seemed a great subject.
Time
I had to wait until the sun had completely set before making this photo. I knew I would need a super long exposure to get the blurred light I saw in my imagination for this shot.
Lighting
The lighting for this shot was only that provided by the Fairgrounds. The ride lights and the midway lights. The blurred light effect was created by a 20 second exposure and f-stop of 22. I wanted everything but the moving rides to be in focus as much as possible
Equipment
I used a Nikon D500 with the Nikon 16-80mm 2.8-4 lens to capture the image. This setup was mounted on a Manfrotto tripod to make sure there was no induced motion for the long exposure. The focal length was set to 16mm so I could get both rides in the frame
Inspiration
The inspiration for this photo was my desire to capture a long exposure of the rides at the Fair. I thought this would be a great setting to increase my skills with long exposures. I have always enjoyed the carnival settings around Fairs and Resort Parks like Disneyland.
Editing
The only post-processing done for this photo was to increase the sharpness a little. I try hard to do most of my work in camera this is how I learned back in the days of film only cameras.
In my camera bag
My kit contains a Nikon D810, which has been my goto setup with a Nikkor 105 mm f2.8 lens. Recently I upgraded my second body to a Nikon D500. I bought this body for it's lowlight capabilities. Normally the Nikkor 16-80mm f2.8-4 lens resides on the D500 and is the setup I carry when I want to travel light. For those special occasions where I need a wide view the Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 fills the void and a Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 helps me reach out long and far for those subjects that don't like us getting close or the animals that might cause severe bodily harm. The Nikon speedlight system works wonders for all my supplemental lighting and I Manfrotto tripod when needed.
Feedback
If I could offer any advice for such an image it would be patience and politeness. Patience, because I waited 20 minutes for both of the rides to be at full speed at the same time. So we have to be willing to be ready at the right time and be able to wait for the correct conditions. Politeness, because I had to ask Fair attendees not to walk in front of the camera while the aperture was open and to carefully explain to the carnival staff why I was standing in between the rides where people didn't normally walk and I was not intending to do anything malicious.

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