A young boy riding the merry-go-round at the San Diego fair. Photo is taken at night with panning. The boy is sharp but the remainder of the photo is blurred.

At the Races | San Diego Fair

I took this shot in June 2018 at the San Diego Fair. I worked on it and then put it aside for a few months because I needed some time to think about how I wanted the final image to look.

When I first took the photo, I was really happy because getting a sharp panning shot of a rider on the merry go round is very difficult. The riders aren't moving linearly -- they are rotating around the center of the ride and moving up and down vertically. I actually first started trying to make this image in 2017 where I went several times to try and get this. Never succeeded despite hundreds of shots. Came back again this year, took a few hundred more images and this is the only one I liked. In most of my shots the rider is a complete blur and barely recognizable as a human figure.

About the Prints

Edition of 50. Available in the following sizes:

24 x 36 inches

30 x 45 inches

40 x 60 inches

Medium: Archival pigment print with acrylic facemount


This is a pigment print where the front has been directly mounted with an adhesive to a sheet of ultra clear, scratch resistant, and non-reflective acrylic glass. This process is known as face mounting. The acrylic captures light internally resulting in a display with incredible visual depth and vibrancy. With proper lighting, the acrylic print will appear to be back illuminated with the light emanating from the image itself. The print comes ready to hang with a hidden mount on the back that floats the print off the wall.

Please allow 4-5 weeks for production and delivery of your print. The prices include U.S. shipping, please contact me for international rates.

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