Not for Those with Faint Stomachs...

© Robert Pranagal

Not for Those with Faint Stomachs...

Uploaded: May 18, 2002


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.


Robert Pranagal May 18, 2002

By the way, it is not a screenshot from the "Attack of the clones"...
cheers, #5608

Dolores Neilson June 11, 2002

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! #8579

Robert Pranagal June 11, 2002

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!


Dolores Neilson June 11, 2002

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! #8589

Robert Pranagal June 11, 2002

Thank you.


Jim D. Keever December 29, 2005

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 #2233246

February 23, 2008

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

- Caitlin :) #5540191

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