Light wheel – how to photograph long exposures at night

Luna Park in Sydney is iconic because of its great location and rides. I’ve had my X100s for some time now and tried some night long exposure shots to see what it could produce. The Ferris Wheel at Luna Park provided the perfect model. I propped the X100s onto a tripod, not a great tripod mind you, and let the camera do the thinking, except I set the aperture to f8 on the lens. Everything else was in auto except for the self timer to avoid camera shake by pressing the button. This was a 6.5 second exposure at f8 iso 200. I processed the shot in Nik software using a tonal contrast that gives it some pump.

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