Each year Foster City hosts an Art & Wine Festival, and this year is no exception. In the last several years, they have been incorporating carnival rides into the festival to make it more appealing to families. Luckily, they setup the rides earlier this year and I was able to walk through and get a few shots on Thursday night before Friday’s opening day. It gave me a chance to walk through and check out the rides and shoot them in the late evening light. Today’s post is of the Flying Bobs Bobsled ride.
I liked the detail and textures of the Flying Bobs ride. Also the lovely lighting and the color of the sky made it stand out for me. I studied it a bit and decided to catch it at a low perspective, to maximize the shape, distortion and to incorporate some color in the base of the shot (the yellow and red walking pad) I shot it at f/11 to get a deep depth of field and because of the amount of light, I had to keep the shutter open for 15 seconds. To get the low perspective, I put the camera on the ground used my beanbag, iPhone and camera strap to prop it up enough to get the whole ride in the composition.
It was a fun night for a few quick shots and I hope you take the time to check out the rest of the shots from that night in the gallery.
Exposure: 15s at f/11, ISO 100 – Sigma 18-50mm at 18mm
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