We visited Liseberg the well known Amusement park in Sweden just to have a look and experience the atmosphere. I had been taking a few photos but they were just photos of things. Despite everything that was happening I just wasn't in the zone of seeing photographically. However, near the end of our visit I decided to see if I could freeze motion using slow shutter speed for some of the rides that had complex and swift movements. It is difficult enough to pan and freeze linear movement. This ride, the spinning tea cups, had about three axes of spinning movement. The central axis, a secondary axis for a set of (four?) cups, the third axis is of the cup itself. This is one of the 'successes'. I had a problem when I attempted to concentrate on just one cup and take a series of photographs. The occupants started out smiling when they saw that I was taking a photo of them. After about ten shots they became a bit agitated and possibly a bit angry. Best to pick a different cup each time. The occupants of this cup were not aware. Hand held at 1/30 second. Not the type of image where you can use a tripod.
Liseberg is an amusement park located in Gothenburg, Sweden, that opened in 1923. It is one of the most visited amusement parks in Scandinavia, attracting about 3 million visitors annually. Among the noteworthy attractions is the wooden roller coaster Balder, twice (2003 and 2005) voted as the Best Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster in the world in a major international poll. The park itself has also been chosen as one of the top ten amusement parks in the world (2005) by Forbes Magazine.
Additional to the summer season, the park is also open during November and December, albeit with fewer rides operating, hosting a Christmas market with traditional Swedish cuisine.
In 1753, the landowner Johan Anders Lamberg named his property "Lisa's Mountain" (in Swedish: Lisas berg) after his wife Elisabeth Söderberg. The area eventually became Liseberg.
The spinning tea cups ride opened in 1985.
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Waylim (25020) 2014-01-27 22:06
A very fun and cute shot of the family, just having a great time. This is a very nice casual moment, don't always need anything monumental to make a good shot. I like the sense of motion and the strong color and fun spirit and energy.
Thanks and a g'day.
COSTANTINO (51208) 2014-01-27 22:15
a pleasant and original moment for this
family great experience to pan and freeze
linear movement because the spinning tea
cups have three axes of spinning movement
you did a nice shot giving perfectly
this feeling of movement
have a pleasant day
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-01-27 23:05
Fantastic comical scene you have captured so well, love the expression on the guys face with his mouth going the way they are spinning and the lad next to him is looks quite a character with his cap on. Pin sharp, super colours.
Great fun. Tfs,
emka (73093) 2014-01-27 23:07
Haha, I like it! Excellent shot, is it panning? Anyway, it looks great, the cup is steady and all spins around. Relativity. I like the expression of this family, that for me looks typical Scandinavian. Great!
WArm regrads Malgo
Royaldevon (26429) 2014-01-28 0:46
Not an easy shot and definitely unsteady without a tripod (which would have caused its own problems!)
You really have done exceptionally well.
We have the anticipation on the faces, the clutching hands, the shape of the teacup, well positioned and all set against the blurred b/g.
There is a great sense of movement for a still shot!
Have a great day,
SnapRJW (29230) 2014-01-28 1:03
A really interesting and instructive note here Trevor and I think you've done a very good job of freezing motion while retaining the look of movement. I'm impressed, I can't even get a very good panning shot and here you had many more challenges. Your result is visually fascinating; the horizontal lines and stripes are graphic and contrasted with the softly blurred areas give an intriguing result. Overall I think this is a fine shot and.... I love riding on teacups (I'm not too good on anything wildly adrenalin-pumping!)
Warm regards Rosemary
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-28 1:50
Love the motion blur in this picture which brings in so much dynamism in this photo. Super sharp capture of this family amidst all the movement. Like the look on the guardian's face, he looks more troubled where as the young ones are unfazed. Superb shot, thanks for sharing.
snunney (79459) 2014-01-28 4:38
A fine example showing the technique of panning, something I have never mastered:-( Pin sharp where needed and a perfect evocation of the movement of the 'cup'. Superb colours.
saxo042 (36902) 2014-01-28 7:37
Detta är en väldigt fin bild, med mycket dynamik och kraftiga färger. Åkarna här ser mycket glada ut. Jag ser att ni var i Göteborg 15 juli, en måndag. Jag har noterat att det var en mulen och blåsig dag, tydligen en mycket bra dag för ett Lisebergsbesök. Jag hoppas att du hör av dig nästa gång ni är här!
timecapturer (45095) 2014-01-28 7:55
nice action shot this and pin sharp detailing inside the teacup. Very effective and an accomplished execution that makes this an original and exhilarating presentation. Much like the ride really - so well done, it works perfectly.
PS thanks for your comments on today's monochrome castle post. I actually played around with the conversion for hours, burning the autumnal trees to try and increase the contrast. My RAW file looks a lot better than this squashed jpeg version I think. Don't panic I will not get stuck into your images, I am a big boy now and take all justified criticism on board. It is a learning curve for me. Thanks for your interest, always appreciated - just wish I could safely access the forums on TE, it frustrates me. B.
CLODO (28924) 2014-01-29 4:45
Good feeling of movement, amusement and maybe fear!
miscaro (230) 2014-02-26 10:13
técnicamente perfeita. Bela foto. parabéns.
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (2394)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/30 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-27 20:27