Hold on tight! by Helen Vercoe

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A close up view of the ferris wheel at Semaphore Beach doing it’s thing…..spinning like crazy!

Featured in Nikon D90 User Group – Dec 2010
Featured in Light up My LIfe (All About Lamps) – Jan 2011

Nikon D90 18-200mm VR lens @ 80mm
ISO 200
5 sec exposure


  • KLPJPhoto
    KLPJPhotoover 4 years ago

    You’re exposure control created a nice colourful piece of art. Nice work Helen.

  • Thanks Ken :) I have cropped the image quite a bit and wasn’t sure if I should leave the light in the bottom right corner – what do you think?

    – Helen Vercoe

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...over 4 years ago

    Great capture!

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  • Once again thanks for the suggestions Corri – such suggestions have been really helpful, thanks! :)

    – Helen Vercoe

  • Davidsdigits
    Davidsdigitsover 4 years ago


  • Thanks David! :D

    – Helen Vercoe

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    Oh wow this is wonderful look at those colours and the moverment you have captured.

  • Looking at this ferris wheel you wouldn’t imagine is getting results like this – it is a tiny little wheel, certainly nothing impressive however the coloured lights on the bars worked a treat! I will be going back another time for sure ;)

    – Helen Vercoe

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 4 years ago

    Fabulous shot, Helen….I SO want to get there and try this!

  • This ferris wheel has been there for decades so I’m sure you’ll get your chance! ;) I love your shots of the Glenelg ferris wheel (who knew it could look so good?!) so I must get down there and try some shot. Have to be a awfully lonnnnng exposure (days worth) to get this effect though huh! lol
    Thanks again Wendi :)

    – Helen Vercoe

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberover 4 years ago

  • Very cool – a Christmas feature! What a lovely “present” to receive! Thanks Susana *<:)

    – Helen Vercoe

  • Caitlin Dickman
    Caitlin Dickmanover 4 years ago

    Helen, this is absolutely amazing!! Fabulous colours and fantastic effects! :D Caitlin

  • Thanks Caitlin – gotta love lights and long exposures! So glad you like it :D

    – Helen Vercoe

  • Caitlin Dickman
    Caitlin Dickmanabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Helen!! Congratulations! :D

  • Always such a buzz to get one of your feature banners on my work – thanks heaps! : D

    – Helen Vercoe

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 4 years ago

  • dasSuiGeneris
    dasSuiGenerisabout 4 years ago

    Magical work! I love the exotic dance of color here. I think the light adds interest and helps support the beam as regards to visual aesthetics, kinda’ balances the composition out. Your work here is lovely!

  • Now that’s what I call constructive (and descriptive) feedback!!! Awesome das – you’ve brought a big smile to my dial :D

    – Helen Vercoe

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