Photographer's Note

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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