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'SkyStar FerrisWheel'



A temporary ferris wheel assembled in Cincinnati. This one is an HDR at various slow shutter speeds with a fisheye lens.

A temporary ferris wheel assembled in Cincinnati. This one is an HDR at various slow shutter speeds with a fisheye lens.
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lovetravel
 
lovetravel September 08, 2019
You need a tripod to take this picture, right?
davidchinn
davidchinn September 09, 2019
For best results, yes a tripod should be used and was with this image.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Cincinnati, Ohio near the banks of the Ohio River.
Time
This was taken on a chilly November evening, approximately 7:30 P.M. Eastern standard time.
Lighting
I took this with the intention of creating an HDR slow shutter speed image. No special lighting used.
Equipment
My equipment for the evening: Nikon D810, 16mm f2.8 fisheye lens and a Manfrotto/Bogen tripod. I also used a Alzo digital remote to avoid unnecessary camera shake.
Inspiration
Knowing this ferris wheel was to be on site temporarily, I wanted to capture the ferris wheel to experiment with various slow shutter speeds to show motion, but I felt by using a fisheye lens created a much special effect that I'm pleased with.
Editing
Post processing was with PhotoShop. Sometimes I tend to go the exstream where post processing is concerned, but this one I backed off since it is an HDR image. There was no need to cook the photo and go overboard with the processing.
In my camera bag
When out I usually have a Nikon D810, but have been known to carry a D4 as a backup or vise versa. The lenses will consist of a Nikon 80-200mm f2.8, Nikon 16mm f2.8 fisheye, Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 wide angle. Sometimes I will have a Nikon 28-300mm f5.6, that I rarely use.
Feedback
My advice would be to definitely use a tripod. Have patience and experiment with various shutter speeds and aperture modes/settings.

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