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Not for those with faint stomachs...
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Not for Those with Faint Stomachs...
Not for Those with Faint Stomachs...
20 sec. exposure of a ride at an amusement park. The ride was called OCTOPUS, and consisted of curved arms with four carts at the end of each arm. Everytning swirling and going up and down at the same time - Just as you can see.
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Robert Pranagal
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member since: 12/18/2000
    By the way, it is not a screenshot from the "Attack of the clones"...
;-)
cheers,

5/18/2002 5:41:18 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Congratulations Robert!!!! You made 2nd prize....Isn't that quite an honor??

BTW...I hadn't seen this one until now! Robert!! I'm so envious...I wish I would have thought of it!! it's brilliant! CONGRATULATIONS!

6/11/2002 6:24:34 AM

 
Robert Pranagal
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member since: 12/18/2000
 

Thank you so much, Dolores.

It may be somewhat unwise to selfcriticize the winning shot, but I intended to shoot it a little earlier, with some more colour in the sky. Unfortunately, when I arrived on location, the power went down!!! and did not come back until it was almost completely dark.
In my opinion, slightly brighter sky would make the shot better. What do you think?

Thanks again!


6/11/2002 6:50:56 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Well Robert...there is no harm in reshooting just for comparison's sake but IMO, darker backgrounds accent vivid colors like this beautifully! I always choose dark backgrounds when I want to emphasize color. You're being hard on yourself, I think. I think it's perfect as is!

6/11/2002 7:33:16 AM

 
Robert Pranagal
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member since: 12/18/2000
 

Thank you.

6/11/2002 7:44:17 AM

 
Jim D. Keever
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Robert,
I used to run one of these rides in Denver, in 1962. It was quite a ride!!
You have done an excellent job of capturing this spectacle.
Jim

12/29/2005 2:52:50 PM

 
Caitlin J. Zellner
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member since: 2/6/2008
 

WOW, I really like this photo. Awesome job. I added it to one of my favorites!

- Caitlin :)

2/23/2008 11:48:50 AM

 
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