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Tennessee State Fair, Ferris Wheel at Night (Emily Naff)

Tennessee State Fair, Ferris Wheel at Night (1/30s @ f/5)

Saturday night at the fair.  Looking for a unique perspective on the iconic fair rides, I experimented with intentional blur and bokeh effects. I wanted the shapes and lines to be recognizable, since the shape of the wheel  is such an icon of summer fairs. The blur in these images is from manual “unfocus” and not from my usual love of motion blur. My first instinct was to shoot wide open, but I found that those images had too much blur. I’m pleased with this experiment and hope they captured the festive spirit of the fair.

Tennessee State Fair, Ferris Wheel at Night (Emily Naff)

Tennessee State Fair, Ferris Wheel at Night (1/50 @ f/2.5)

 

Tennessee State Fair, Ferris Wheel at Night (Emily Naff)

Tennessee State Fair, Ferris Wheel at Night (1/60 @ f/3.2)

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