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photoblog image Winter Spin

Winter Spin

While on holiday in Boston and New Hampshire this year I took a trip down to the La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, MA for their annual light display. Their Festival of Lights runs from November 25-Jan 2 and features over 300,000 lights on about 10 acres of land. Besides the lights, the nativity, the angels and stars, and the warm cups of cocoa, children can also ride the carousel. It was not moving particularly fast so the long-exposure perhaps makes it look faster than it was. Nonetheless I rather like the way this one turned out and you can see some of the lights up in the trees back behind it. It was a particularly cold night, and I doubt that going for a ride on this would do anything to help that!

 

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Winter Spin

While on holiday in Boston and New Hampshire this year I took a trip down to the La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, MA for their annual light display. Their Festival of Lights runs from November 25-Jan 2 and features over 300,000 lights on about 10 acres of land. Besides the lights, the nativity, the angels and stars, and the warm cups of cocoa, children can also ride the carousel. It was not moving particularly fast so the long-exposure perhaps makes it look faster than it was. Nonetheless I rather like the way this one turned out and you can see some of the lights up in the trees back behind it. It was a particularly cold night, and I doubt that going for a ride on this would do anything to help that!

 

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comments (106)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Jan 2011, 16:01
It looks like a flying saucer landing for the festivities, Charles. smile That's fun.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 5 Jan 2011, 16:13
Dazzling Charles and I echo Ginnie's comment.
Crazy stuff, Charles!
Absolutely out of this world, Charles. An astoundingly superb frame and the six second exposure works so perfectly. Like a space ship from another galaxy. First class creativity.
Wow! Is gorgeous.Speed sensation and snow, surrealist and funny. Great photo!
  • belbe
  • Europe
  • 5 Jan 2011, 17:02
it seems to be an UFO !
great !
Bien à toi !
Great fun shot Charles!
  • Laurence
  • United States
  • 5 Jan 2011, 17:17
C"est une image étourdissante superbe,bonne année 2011 !
WOW, excellent photo!
fantastic use of shutter speed - great mood and colors
Wow brilliant love itsmile)))))
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Jan 2011, 18:23
Excellent result. The non-moving parts are crystal clear and then there is the movement blur ...
Great sense of motion in this shot Charles. It almost looks like a cotton candy machine. ;-)
WoW, great light trails !
Awesome shot ... I just love it!
Imagine how you would be if it was going this fast! Good long exposure shot that has turned this into a close encounter craftgrin
  • k@
  • France
  • 5 Jan 2011, 20:23
This is SO impressive, congrats, sincerly ! And love the snowy foreground, reality versus fairy tale in the same single frame.
  • philip
  • United States
  • 5 Jan 2011, 20:25
woW ~ Fantastic photo ~ very amazing shot, i love it !!
Terrific!
Wowowowow, speechless... Surprisingly moment and you did it so well!!!
  • Rick Tyrrell
  • Canada
  • 5 Jan 2011, 20:40
That is a fantastic image!
  • franz
  • Austria
  • 5 Jan 2011, 20:46
wonderful idea of motion in a very sharp environment! excellent!
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 5 Jan 2011, 20:52
Wow, sin palabras! Precioso
  • Sakis
  • Greece
  • 5 Jan 2011, 20:53
What a great long expo effect!
Love it!
  • Monique
  • Switzerland
  • 5 Jan 2011, 21:01
Superb effect of movement! Bravo!
what a fantastic vision here ! I love light and view.
Thanks for this moment.
  • Andrés
  • United States
  • 5 Jan 2011, 21:05
The light is great here as is the movement. Well done.
Makes for a most beautiful light show. Superb capture of this wonderful light.
  • Aussie
  • a very flooded Rocky
  • 5 Jan 2011, 21:58
terrific image
when i saw this, I thought of ET!!
Well I firmly believe in UFOs etc. and this photo just proves that such things exist and do land on this planet. Thank you Charles.
Well I firmly believe in UFOs etc. and this photo just proves that such things exist and do land on this planet. Thank you Charles.
  • Steven
  • United States
  • 5 Jan 2011, 22:13
The starship has landed! I love the lighting and colors here! A very eye-catching capture!
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 5 Jan 2011, 22:36
very cool long exposure. the lights came out well.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Jan 2011, 22:38
My goodness, what an amazing photograph - sometimes reality is stranger than science fiction!
  • tom
  • Germany
  • 5 Jan 2011, 22:55
Wow! That's fantastic. Really looks like the arrival of aliens
wheeeee!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Jan 2011, 23:18
Fabulous photo Charles - looks just like Close Encounters!
  • Ankur
  • United States
  • 5 Jan 2011, 23:38
now thats photography...awesome
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 6 Jan 2011, 00:15
Like everyone else I thought it was a captured UFO - an unusual and interesting fairground shot.
  • Ayush
  • Singapore
  • 6 Jan 2011, 01:31
fantastic. love the blurry lights as opposed to the sharp lines of the barrier. i find the light around the top right hand corner very intriguing, looks a bit aurora borealis-ish..
very good image, love the carousel
  • JMS*
  • Thailand
  • 6 Jan 2011, 03:22
Un effet qui produit beaucoup d'effet... en effet !
  • Sunder
  • India
  • 6 Jan 2011, 04:18
Superb shot! Great capture of movement...
That is sooooo cool.
Life not of this world has been confirmed because it landed right in front of your camera!! How fortunate for you! haha smile Great idea, excellent execution and the result is an awesome shot!
Photo très réussie! Une belle sensation de vitesse! Et ces petites étoiles lumineuses donnent beaucoup de charme à la photo!
A very nice result!
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 6 Jan 2011, 07:06
Space invaders - awesome photo
  • Monique
  • Thailand
  • 6 Jan 2011, 07:08
Only just looking at it, makes me feel nauseous! smile Great capture, it looks like an UFO!
  • Tamara
  • Belgium
  • 6 Jan 2011, 07:12
So well done... a fantastic long exposure...
Happy New Year for you and yours... all the best smile
  • Pierre
  • Belgique
  • 6 Jan 2011, 07:50
Ca y est, j'ai la tête qui tourne smile
Very impressive and superb ! Thanks to your visit on my website.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 6 Jan 2011, 08:05
Excellent ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
simply awesome, great result
  • Frances
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • 6 Jan 2011, 08:58
Wow - this is awesome Charles - like a spaceship hovering above the earth.
  • Sarito
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jan 2011, 09:20
Fantastic long exposure shot. Love the snow pile in the foreground.
  • tede
  • France
  • 6 Jan 2011, 10:26
You have met the alien, it looks like a ovni! This fantastic shot. Good day.
This looks like a UFO... nice work!
Is it te E.T's car ? Wonderful and amazing shot ! Phil
  • grouser
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jan 2011, 11:01
The mothership has landed smile Great picture
  • Hugo
  • Hong Kong
  • 6 Jan 2011, 11:38
Absolutely brilliant idea... and it's impeccably executed!!!smile Such joyful peaceful scene full of surprises!
Great picture, Charles. Terrific motion.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 6 Jan 2011, 12:33
That looks so great, snow on the ground and on the top ;-)
Excellent control of light and shutter speed!
Are you sure that's not Area 51?!
I thought I saw an alien spaceship... wink
  • mariana
  • United States
  • 6 Jan 2011, 13:23
Fantastic capture wink
This works very well, almost becomes a flying saucer smile
Just looking at it alone makes me dizzy, as I haven't got the stomach for these rides tongue tongue

The image has a kind of surreal effect. Great capture.
A fabulous capture ! Superb colors and light !
  • don
  • United States
  • 6 Jan 2011, 15:56
The near total blur does convey a great sense of the whisk speeds of a carousel. Makes a fine shot with which to remember this visit.
It does look a bit like a flying saucer. Beautiful Capture!
Well done Charles, great shot.
This spin works well Charles.
  • noel
  • France
  • 6 Jan 2011, 17:41
Impressive shot ,very great work it's look like Flying Saucer
Great job done
I say WOW and WOW and WOW.
Greaaat shot !!! perfect !!
  • yz
  • hungary
  • 6 Jan 2011, 19:12
you can't fool me
it's obvious that it's an alien battleship attacking planet earth smile
fantastic shot anyway
I am fan !!! Really !!!
  • Terry H.
  • United States
  • 6 Jan 2011, 19:42
Wow that is very cool! Is this the ship that gives out the Bud Light Beer for boarding. smile
  • irene
  • france
  • 6 Jan 2011, 20:01
Strange and marvelous.. I love it !
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 6 Jan 2011, 20:09
Fabulous, eye-catching image.
Wonderful long exposure! Kudos!
Wow - that's magical!
  • Yvon
  • Germany
  • 6 Jan 2011, 20:47
A great shot, bravo.
Yvon.
The people have become mere ghosts beneath the lights of this space craft wink This is a spectacular shot!
Definitely a spectacular shot. Excellent light effect with a perfect exposure, nice job!
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 7 Jan 2011, 04:46
An amazing image. Like a space craft hovering...not that I've ever seen one, mind you smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jan 2011, 07:12
So there are UFO's.....you proved it.
An amazing shot, well done!!
Fantastic slow exposure. A creative movement and very well done. Greetings.
  • dan
  • France
  • 7 Jan 2011, 11:13
Carousel make the children dream ;
Your image makes the adults dream !
  • Chanties
  • United States
  • 7 Jan 2011, 20:55
AWESOME !!!
  • ValterD
  • Germany
  • 7 Jan 2011, 22:16
wow, this is technically mastered, and it is also very beautifull.Really well done
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 8 Jan 2011, 06:21
Brilliant - I agree with Ginnie, it does look like a Flying Saucer
Le has puesto la velocidad adecuada para crear una espectacular imagen. Felicidades

Saludos
  • Chris B
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Jan 2011, 14:15
Wow! Is gorgeous.Speed sensation and snow, surrealist and funny. Great photo!
  • Theys
  • Belgium
  • 8 Jan 2011, 14:27
superb shot!
  • Ben
  • Germany
  • 9 Jan 2011, 13:03
Ha, great idea! Looks pretty cool.
What a wonderful shot ! Well done !
  • Rolf
  • Sweden
  • 9 Jan 2011, 14:29
Impressive picture effect, almost looks like a UFO.
Amazing shot.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 9 Jan 2011, 15:29
Not sure what more might be said after so many comments..other than - WOW! Terrific image!
  • lgbravo
  • United States
  • 9 Jan 2011, 15:37
Wow! what a well captured UFO! Superb image!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jan 2011, 07:29
LOL. If it really did go this speed, just imagine the fun that would be The light show sounds a lot of fun.
  • rhys
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jan 2011, 13:09
superb, excellent
Like a flying saucer !
I want to believe smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Jan 2011, 08:42
Time, Time, Time
Its on my side...
  • Candace
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2011, 01:14
It's very Close Encounters of the Third Kind-ish.
And now i believe in aliens, since this clearly is a UFO! ;-)

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