Posts tagged ‘Our Lady of Peace Carnival’

May 24, 2013

OLP 2013 – 7 – Riptide

Riptide! yeah man.

Yay Riptide! I like that photographer in front, too.

Here’s what the Riptide looks like in a shorter exposure:

Riptide frozen in time

I think that’ll do us for this year’s Our Lady of Peace festival. ‘Til next year!

May 23, 2013

OLP 2013 – 6 – Run rabbit run

Run rabbit run!

I still get a kick out of non-horse mounts on carousels.

May 22, 2013

OLP 2013 – 5 – Dragon Loops

Dragon Loops loops loops loops

The Dragon Loops are a new one for me. Apparently they’re a variant of the Loop-O-Plane ride.

Here’s what they look like in a shorter exposure:

Dragon Loops FROZEN IN TIME!

May 21, 2013

OLP 2013 – 4 – Himalaya

Himalaya, wowww

The Himalaya is apparently so named for the chilly blast of air in your face as you speedily go ’round and ’round. It’s based on German Caterpillar rides from the early 20th century.

As far as I can tell, it’s one of the only modern rides that uses a DJ— or I guess technically it’s a “manual operator,” but he/she controls the music and talks to the riders (“Do you want to go faster?!”).

It’s charmingly old-school, which I guess could be said for all amusement rides.
But in contrast, this year, the Gravitron and Monkey House both had automated voice recordings to deliver safety admonitions, which I don’t remember from years past.
I still like to hear the voices of real humans sometimes.

May 20, 2013

OLP 2013 – 3 – Ferris wheel

Ferris wheel woohooooo

Ferris wheels are fun.

Hats off to George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. for designing them. Thanks man.

Pretty from a distance, too

I got nothin’ beyond that.

May 19, 2013

OLP 2013 – 2 – Swing ride


I’ve never actually been on a swing ride… or any other carnival ride, actually, come to think of it. It looks like fun, though! What’s your favorite amusement ride?

May 18, 2013

OLP 2013


New Providence’s Our Lady of Peace Festival was this week, culminating in tonight’s festivities, all very exciting.

I’m trying to go through all the photos I took and weed out the REALLY bad ones… but I’m falling asleep on my keyboard. This’ll do for tonight, eh?

May 24, 2012

Carnival 5!


I originally wasn’t going to show you this photo of the Riptide at night, because it’s basically the same as yesterday’s light-trails shot… but these OLP carnival shots seem to be pretty well received, and how often do I get to do fun shots like these, anyway?

So HERE YOU GO. No more, though. It’s back to the boring life tomorrow.

May 23, 2012

Carnival 4!

The Zipper!

Continuing fun at the OLP Fair…!

I’ve photographed The Zipper at night before, and quite honestly it might be the exact same set of bolts and motors and lights (since it’s owned by the same company)… but never in New Providence!

I’ve always thought the little spinning capsules look like saxophone cases. (You can check Wikipedia to see what the ride looks like in the daytime.)

May 22, 2012

Carnival 3!

The swing ride!

Continuing with the OLP fair… everyone loves the swing ride!

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