…Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round…
― vocalist Pete Burns of the 80s British band Dead or Alive
The picture is of the Seattle Great Wheel upon Pier 57 waterfront. I shoot while waiting in the wind on a bench for some minutes to mean something. I go for a 15-second shutter speed, low ISO setting exposure. I like the result.
– Orion T
Just a long exposure shot of the Great Seattle Wheel by the waterfront, in the rain.
it was a pretty awesome blue color, which looked somehow bluer in the rain I think. I think it was also blue (with some green) because of the Seahawks football game today. I say it’s their game not because I happen to live in Seattle, but for them beating the Vikings 38-7 and advancing as a “wild card” for the upcoming playoffs. Go Hawks!
Anyway, rain is coming down pretty hard. Gotta go home, and rest for the busy work week. I leave with the a bonus still shot of that ferris wheel at full stop…
From the weekend before, as the big thrill of that moment should have been documented much sooner..
The view here, on the first rotation part my 20-30 minute ride on the Seattle Great Wheel. Shot taken from my cellphone. Below are more low-res shots, where I share the heightened sense of moving on a giant crazy contraption.. I had a friend with me, who kind of freaked out in the beginning. I however, love scary heights and felt an excitement rush. Also, I enjoyed these new views of my familiar surroundings. This was also my first time ever on a large Ferris wheel, of many I will do again in my future. Hooray, for new simple joys in life.
– Orion T