_Light Streaks at the Town Carnival

I remember when my mom used to take me to this classic amusement park at least once a year when I was little. While I'm not a fanatic when it comes to waiting in long lines in a sea of smelly bodies, something about the white-knuckle rides and playing the games makes me want to bring back that experience every now and then.

It also gave me a great opportunity to try something I don't often get a chance at - shooting light trails. You may have seen people doing this with sparklers or glow sticks, but I was thinking how awesome would it be if it was done by 50 foot machines flashing hundreds if not thousands of lights. For this shoot, I want to highlight those lights, but also set a moodier ambiance to the evening atmosphere.

Results were amazing to say the least. The colors really popped and the photos themselves showed a lot of motion. 

And it got me thinking... July 4th IS coming up.

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