An abstract photo of a swing ride at the San Diego county fair. Motion blur makes the ride look like a giant luminescent flower.

Transmutation | San Diego County Fair

A swing ride at the San Diego County fair is transformed as a long exposure captures the motion of the lights and movement of the riders against the dark night sky.

The Story Behind the Photo

Flying high on the rides at the San Diego fair. Well the fair is almost over and I can't believe how fast the month has gone by.

I'm normally very meticulous about planning out my shots and I'll usually have a good idea as to what composition I want to use as well as the ideal weather and environmental conditions. I'll shoot and reshoot until everything aligns. However this picture involved some serendipity. I had actually been photographing another ride at the fair, but I was getting frustrated as my images weren't turning out like I wanted. I was trying to pan my camera and get the riders sharp but the background in a blur. That wasn't working for me and then I decided to move on and try something else. This composition clicked immediately although I did spend quite some time getting it just right.

I'm so glad I changed things up. I really love the way this ride looks like a giant luminescent flower in the sky.

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Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Paper

This is a photographic print made on Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag which is a heavyweight (310 gsm) and 100% cotton paper. The image is printed using pigment inks with outstanding archival properties. All images are printed at the listed size on paper that is slightly larger resulting in an additional border. This is a print only, shipped rolled in a robust protective tube.

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Trulife Acrylic Fine Art Print

This is a photographic print where the front has been directly adhered to a sheet of TruLife acrylic which is an ultra clear, scratch resistant, and anti-reflective glazing. This process is known as face mounting. The acrylic captures light internally and bounces it off the surface of the print resulting in a display with incredible depth and vibrancy. With proper lighting, the acrylic print will appear to have light emanating from the image itself. The back of the print is sealed with another layer of protective acrylic.

The print comes ready to hang with hidden mounting hardware on the back that makes the print appear as if it is floating in front of the wall. No additional framing is needed. Choose this medium for a modern and minimalist presentation.

Print is signed on the back.

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