Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

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A Ferris wheel (also known as an observation wheel or big wheel) is a nonbuilding structure consisting of a rotating upright wheel with passenger cars (sometimes referred to as gondolas or capsules) attached to the rim in such a way that as the wheel turns, the cars are kept upright, usually by gravity.

The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The term Ferris wheel later came to be used generically for all such structures, and Ferris wheels are now the most common type of carnival ride at state fairs in the United States.

Since the original 1893 Chicago Ferris Wheel, there have been eight subsequent world’s tallest-ever Ferris wheels. The current record holder is the 165-metre (541 ft) Singapore Flyer, which opened to the public in March 2008.

In the gallery below (most taken at local fairs and carnivals), we see what Ferris wheels look like when captured using a longer exposure (i.e., shutter left open, typically 2 seconds or more). The lights that adorn the Ferris Wheels blend and blur, creating brilliant patterns and beautiful photos.

1. Kasai Rinkai Park – Tokyo, Japan

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

Photograph by LES TAYLOR
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2. Carnegie Mellon Spring Carnival

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

Photograph by Anirudh Koul
 

 

3. Family Kingdom – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

Photograph by Mike Foote
 

 

4. Houston, Texas

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

Photograph by THOMAS HAWK
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5. County Fair – Del Mar, California

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

Photograph by JUSTIN BROWN
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6. Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

Photograph by SPRENG BEN
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7. Jolimont, Melbourne, Australia

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

Photograph by 2careless on Flickr
 

 

8. East Hillsdale, San Mateo, California

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

Photograph by THOMAS HAWK
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9. Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

Photograph by SAM ILIC
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10. Dutchess County Fair – Rhinebeck, New York

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

Photograph by Jordan Confino
 

 

11. CNE – Toronto, Canada

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

Photograph by Ryan (ruffin_ready on Flickr)
 

 

12. East Hillsdale, San Mateo, California

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

Photograph by THOMAS HAWK
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13. Houston, Texas

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

Photograph by THOMAS HAWK
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14. Santa Monica, California

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

Photograph by ASIM BHARWANI
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15. Schaghticoke Fair – Schaghticoke, New York

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

Photograph by SEBASTIAN BARRE
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