Feast of OLMC – 7: The Zipper

Zip zip zip zip zip zip zip

Today concludes 2012’s series on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel!

This is the Zipper ride, which I’ve shown you before. But this Zipper was provided by Ace Amusements, not Blue Sky Amusements. The Blue Sky Zipper— as far as I recall— functions more as a pendulum, where gravity and Newtonian physics do a lot of the work; the Ace Zipper (this one) completely ignores gravity, and is driven by a constant-velocity (constant-speed?) motor, like a Ferris Wheel.

This may seem like an inanely geeky distinction (and— let’s be honest— it is), but as a photographer, the gravity-driven ride requires more precision and anticipation of when to click the shutter, as opposed to the constant-velocity ride, where you can click the shutter any old time (as I was able to do here).

So. This shot? Like shooting fish in a barrel. BAM.


2 Comments to “Feast of OLMC – 7: The Zipper”

  1. The timing of this post makes me almost believe it was at least partly for my benefit. I will go so far as to say it’s a pleasant coincidence, if nothing else.

    Lovely fish! You pick good barrels. 🙂

    • Hee hee! You’re not the only one who enjoys my light trail photos! If I lugged a tripod all the way to the fair, I’ll be damned if I’m not gonna shoot a bazillion light trails! 😀

      Glad you like it– thank you!

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