San Diego’s mission beach vintage wooden roller coaster. Shot with a Nikon D90, nikkor lense 80-100 and editied in Photoshop CS5.


tilt a whirl, roller coaster, carnival, circus, amusement park, mission beach, san diego, larry butterworth, rides, vintage


  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonabout 1 year ago

    Love it. Great sense of visual drama … and strong projection of a sense of total fun drawing on our common experiences of theme parks and sideshow alleys.

  • Thanks Bruce, always appreciate your comments

    – Larry Butterworth

  • banrai
    banraiabout 1 year ago

    great pov….love the sepia tinge

  • Thanks a lot Banrai

    – Larry Butterworth

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 1 year ago


  • Thanks as always Ana

    – Larry Butterworth

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 1 year ago

    Love wooden roller coasters Larry!! Great capture!!
    The “Tilt-a-Whirl” on the other hand is my least favorite ride of all time.
    It left me terrified as a child and ruined the whole day as an adolescent!!
    Used to call it the Tilt-n-Hurl!! :)

  • I cant’ say the tilt-whirl-whirl scared me, but the roller coaster did, thanks Keith

    – Larry Butterworth

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 1 year ago

    Great Capture! I don’t like riding roller coaster much but I do like pics of them(like this one:-)

  • Thanks Robyn

    – Larry Butterworth

  • John  Kapusta
    John Kapustaabout 1 year ago

    Great shot

  • Thanks John, I appreciate it

    – Larry Butterworth

  • jewd barclay
    jewd barclayabout 1 year ago

    What a classic subject and brilliant shape you’ve created in the frame…love it..

  • Thanks for the great comment Jewd

    – Larry Butterworth

  • Robyn Williams
    Robyn Williamsabout 1 year ago

    Featured 31st July 2013 • Congratulations

  • Many thanks for the feature Robyn

    – Larry Butterworth

  • Michael May
    Michael Mayabout 1 year ago

    Very well done!

  • Thanks Michael

    – Larry Butterworth

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