Perth Wheel by Keegan Wong

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John and I decided to be one of the first people to photograph the brand new sexy toy the Perth Wheel as of operation 9th Jan 2009. Sort of copied, ok copied from the hugely successful London Eye, the Perth Wheel it stands 50m high, can carry 284 passengers in 36 capsules.

For $15 adults $10 children, you get to spend roughly 15 minutes on the wheel, which will do approximately three revolutions. There is even a VIP capsule which boasts leather seats, best to get clients stuck with you high in the sky to approve your business proposal in comfy leather seats and a plasma screen display. Operators are also expecting it to become popular for marriage proposals and birthday celebrations…oh and those girlfriend boyfriend stuff.

Who said Perth cannot look like London huh? ;)


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Shot settings:
Body: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm DC HSM EX
Shutter Speed: 35"
Focal Length: 13mm
Flash: Did not fire
ISO: 100
Aperture value: f/8
Add-ons: 77mm — Hoya Pro-1 CPL + ND8 filter


  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleover 6 years ago

    Outstanding image again Keegan. Sensational colour and shutter exposure.

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaover 6 years ago

    beautiful night shot.

  • EOS20
    EOS20over 6 years ago

    Nice shot!

    Congrats on being the first one to take a pic of the new wheel too!

  • EOS i suggest taking your 5D down to the foreshore, its really great to see the ferris wheel in action ;)

    – Keegan Wong

  • LisaR
    LisaRover 6 years ago

    Wow fantastic capture!

  • Jared Revell
    Jared Revellover 6 years ago

    wonderful work Keegan !!
    what was the exposure time on this ? It seems long to get that great spiral effect, but the people don’t seem to have moved much, so I’m guessing maybe 10sec if they were standing relatively still ?

  • I’ll post up the EXIF soon, but it was a 25 second exposure shot. I had Neutral Density 8 filter + a CPL attached to my Sigma 10-20mm to increase the ability to have longer exposures…The reason why the people look still even within that 35 sec mark is most likely because the shadows you see is due to a long duration standing i.e. standing there for quite some time, and then they departed quickly afterwards…so you get this standing effect. Thanks again for stopping by Jared :)

    – Keegan Wong

  • simonesphotos
    simonesphotosover 6 years ago

    This is a stunning shot Keegan, just love the colour mate and the ghostly people at the base, well done!!!

  • ╰⊰✿Sue✿⊱╮ Nueckel

    Nice shot keegan

  • Jared Revell
    Jared Revellover 6 years ago

    thanks mate :-)

  • Kate Pudim - Ingenue Photography
    Kate Pudim - I...over 6 years ago

    this looks very futuristic… reminds me of mariko mori’s work. Very cool! Nice colours too.

  • Kirk  Hille
    Kirk Hilleover 6 years ago

    nice shot mate was wondering when someboday would shot this new toy

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