I did a family photo shoot on the beach last night, (click here to see it!) and after we were done, the sun was just setting, and the boardwalk was starting to come alive, so I decided to take a walk (with my camera, of course) down the boardwalk to see what sort of fun pictures I could get. Ever since I read Understanding Exposure, I could not wait to get on the boardwalk and take a long-exposure picture of the ferris wheel, like he has as an example in the book.
Because it was quite crowded (what was I thinking- Saturday night at the Jersey Shore!), I didn’t take too many, but I do happen to love how this one came out (and I have to laugh that the kiddie ferris wheel, on the left, goes faster than the regular ferris wheel, on the right).
In reviewing my pictures for the month, I’ve decided this photo best represents how I “clicked it up a notch” for July. I made sure to take use of the “golden hour” so there was still color left in the sky, I closed down my aperture so I could get starbursts, then I ‘upped’ my ISO so I could still hand hold this shot (there was no room for a tripod!). Plus, I switched from my normal ‘everyday’ lens to my 10-17mm fisheye so I could get the whole scene in. I just love how the picture screams summer to me!