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The theme for Week 23 was “Blue” the perfect subject to shoot while on our annual family visit (courtesy of my employer) to our local amusement park Lagoon.
Many of the rides and decorations at the park are blue and I had a hard time deciding which way to represent the theme best until I realized that the true constant throughout the entire day was the striking blue of the ever present sky. now to just use it as a backdrop to something interesting…
Enter my son and the age old human dream to fly.
This year we had our son and daughter each bring a friend to keep them company and relieve us of “come ride with me” duty. It was a brilliant plan and my wife and I both had a great time as observers and let me try my best impersonation of a paparazzo, as such my pictures were mostly just snapshots (lots of pictures taken of kids in lines, real exciting stuff) but I think I got a few good ones…
One of the goals of my daughter this year was to ride the “Colossus” roller coaster a double loop coaster no easy feat for a little girl but she psyched herself up and all four of the kids went together (twice)
At the end of Pioneer Village is the Rattlesnake Rapids ride, it’s a water ride that has a mining theme as its backdrop, I love the plants and props in this area.
As the sun set action shots became a bit more difficult, but I enjoyed the blurring a longer shutter speed gave me, I just need to really practice panning!
Well we didn’t take away a stuffed animal, but our prize was a fun filled day with family and friends. It’s always fun to visit Lagoon and this year was no different, we’re already looking forward to next years visit.
Thanks for taking the time to share this fun day with us I hope you enjoyed it, coming up next is Week 24 ‘s theme of “Monster.”