In the air…

Ferris-wheel at Lagoon Amusement Park, Farmington, Utah…sweet summer day….

42 responses

  1. Smashing pictures Scott! 🙂

    August 18, 2012 at 11:58 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook. 🙂

      August 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm

  2. Fantastic angles. Hope you and the little one had great fun!

    August 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    • I found myself looking for some very specific angles with this series, Gunta…it was nearly screaming to be photographed…and yes, we did have a good time…thank you. 🙂

      August 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm

  3. Hi Scott,……Family fun on the ferris…… Fabulous

    August 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    • Hello John…we did have a bunch of fun out there…thank you. 🙂

      August 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

  4. Wow Scott- what shots!! I LOVE amusement parks – and miss them, but this brought it all back!! Favorite is that 2nd shot — amazing amazing work!! 🙂 ~R

    August 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    • Thank you, Robyn…it was very nice being there. I hadn’t been to a park like that for years and years. I really like that second shot, too…that place was full of angles and lines and colors and…people. 😉

      August 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      • What great memories I have — my heart would race just entering one of these parks – great share 🙂

        August 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm

        • I’m glad they’re good memories, Robyn…how nice for you! 🙂

          August 18, 2012 at 1:44 pm

  5. Great photos! I love the graphic quality of a ferris wheel and you’ve really captured it with these shots.

    August 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    • Thank you, Terri…I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. 🙂

      August 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

  6. Impressive!!

    August 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    • Thank you, Nancy. 🙂

      August 18, 2012 at 2:05 pm

  7. It looks as if this thing has sprouted up in the middle of a forest, and it looks huge.

    August 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    • It is huge, Allen…and those are just huge trees right next to it…smack-dab in the middle of the amusement park…with no forest around. 🙂

      August 20, 2012 at 6:38 am

  8. #2 is an unusual angle that I like very much! And, of course, the perspective in the last one is impressive with the hugeness of it with the trees! These are real keepers! 🙂

    August 18, 2012 at 5:01 pm

  9. Thank you, George…I tried to get some good shots…all of those lines and angles were wonderful. I’m glad you enjoyed them. 🙂

    August 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm

  10. Your shots actually took me to dizzying heights without ever having left the ground. I’m not much for rides so this is a much better way to go. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    August 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    • Hello again, Dorann…I’m glad you had a good time on the ride without leaving the ground. 🙂

      August 20, 2012 at 6:39 am

  11. Victoria

    Great shots, Scott.
    You’ve photographed the ferris wheel at just the right angle to make the photo interesting.

    August 18, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    • Thank you, Victoria. 🙂

      August 20, 2012 at 6:40 am

  12. Brilliant shots, Scott. Love the original angles.

    August 19, 2012 at 3:30 am

    • Thank you, Dreams and Zeros.

      August 20, 2012 at 6:40 am

  13. Very cool! I especially love that second shot.

    August 19, 2012 at 7:06 am

    • Thank you, Tori…I rather enjoy that shot, too. 🙂

      August 20, 2012 at 6:42 am

  14. Fantastic abstractions. Almost dizzying.

    August 19, 2012 at 8:00 am

    • Thank you, Karen…couldn’t resist all of those lines and angles. 🙂

      August 20, 2012 at 6:42 am

  15. Super shots Scott. I love the perspective in the middle image. I also like the combination of man-made machines for the purpose of exhilaration and Nature’s own sweet exhilaration in the third image. 🙂

    August 19, 2012 at 11:02 am

    • Thank you, Meanderer. It was one of those shots that couldn’t be ignored when walking beneath the wheel…and yes, Nature provided a beautiful frame in that last shot, too…. 🙂

      August 20, 2012 at 6:47 am

  16. Really nice, Scott. Nice representations of shapes and patterns.

    August 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

    • Thank you very much, Kerry. 🙂

      August 20, 2012 at 6:48 am

  17. elmediat

    Excellent compositions. The use of perspective & camera angle has created very effective & dramatic shots.

    August 19, 2012 at 11:56 am

    • Thank you, Elmediat…I appreciate your comment.

      August 20, 2012 at 6:50 am

  18. Lagoooooooooooooooooooooooooon! I’m sure it has grown up considerably from the 60’s (yes, I was in grade school in the 60’s and we ALWAYS took a field trip to Lagoon). Oh the memories. You are the best!

    August 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    • Yes, Dezra…your beloved Lagoon in Farmington, Utah. I would imagine that it has grown considerably since you were a child, but this was my first visit, so I have no reference. I’m glad the photos brought good memories to mind. 🙂

      August 21, 2012 at 6:37 am

      • It wasn’t very good back then, but it was the best we had. The Fun House was the best, though. In the 60’s in grade school we were required to wear dresses all the time (if female). We would wear shorts under our skirts so we could hang upside-down on the monkey bars at school, but some girls didn’t for whatever reason. In the Fun House there would be bursts of air from the ground. Skirts would go flying and underwear would show (if the girls didn’t wear shorts). Granny’s NEVER wore shorts under their skirts. When their skirts went flying, they were hilarious! Many took it in stride and laughed about it. I loved the Fun House. They eventually tore it down, though. At one point, they considered closing Lagoon altogether. Instead, they built it up. I haven’t been since before they tore down the Fun House.

        August 21, 2012 at 8:17 am

        • What interesting memories, Dezra…grannies and little girls and their skirts. 🙂

          There is one very old looking roller-coaster still standing and in-use at Lagoon…can’t imagine how old it really is, but it’s still made of wood and the paint is peeling pretty severely…but it’s still being used, so it must be safe.

          Based upon what you’ve said, I’m sure you’d be amazed at the place if you visited today.

          August 22, 2012 at 6:33 am

  19. What a fun series! The perspectives are great. I especially like the second shot: dizzying! 🙂

    August 21, 2012 at 8:11 am

    • Thank you, Melanie…I really enjoy that second one, too…it was fun to stand beneath it and take-in all of those lines and angles.

      August 22, 2012 at 6:34 am

  20. Cool pictures!

    August 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

    • Thank you, Yvonne. 🙂

      August 23, 2012 at 6:39 am

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