The annual Riverton Town Days have begun in my city and with that comes the amusement rides. I grabbed my tripod and headed over just before closing last night to catch a few time exposures.

The method I use for this type of shot is simple and straightforward. I put my camera on APERTURE PRIORITY mode (AV on a Canon) and then stop the lens down to its smallest aperture. With the camera on a tripod I compose the shot and trigger it with a remote release, letting the camera’s auto function handle both focus and shutter speed. A low ISO will ensure a longer shutter speed.

This technique permits me to be fairly mobile, not staying in one place too long. I don’t like to draw too much attention to myself when photographing in a crowded area and keeping on the move helps.

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 4 seconds, f/22, ISO 100