Photographer's Note

The spinning tea cups at Liseberg. The little girl had spotted me taking photographs and waved.
Liseberg is an amusement park located in Gothenburg, Sweden, that opened in 1923. It is one of the most visited amusement parks in Scandinavia, attracting about 3 million visitors annually. The park itself has also been chosen as one of the top ten amusement parks in the world (2005) by Forbes Magazine.

How did I capture this?
There were three axes of rotation to deal with plus movement of the camera due to panning. I noticed that there were moments of time when a cup decelerated to a momentary stationary point and then accelerated again. I chose a cup as a subject and panned the camera with the movement of the subject until this stationary point occurred and then pressed the shutter. Panning through this point was still required because the cup did not remain stationary for 1/30 sec.
It was just luck that the little girl spotted me at the right moment.
See previous postings:
Spinning cups previous posting

First attempt with the cars ride
For the cars ride the motion occurred on multiple moving axes and planes of rotation. For that image I chose to use a shutter speed 1/100th second. I was not quite as successful with that one only because I did not persevere long enough.

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