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Mini-Ferris Wheel


Many of  you know I love ferris wheels AND miniatures!
This one is at Mini-Europe
in Brussels, Belgium, and is at eye level.
(as seen last July, 2008)

Have a great weekend!
(It's our July 4th Independence Day holiday weekend here in the States.)


Mini-Ferris Wheel


Many of  you know I love ferris wheels AND miniatures!
This one is at Mini-Europe
in Brussels, Belgium, and is at eye level.
(as seen last July, 2008)

Have a great weekend!
(It's our July 4th Independence Day holiday weekend here in the States.)


comments (37)

I do like the shallow depth of field in this one Ginnie. The ride itself looks quite sad though with a single rider on it.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Les, it does look sad for him to be alone. Hmmm. Wonder why they didn't stick some kids in there next to him?? Thanks.
Wow! Fantastic...this one had me going there, just for a minute, Ginnie, as if it were real!
Ginnie Hart: I do like how realistic these miniatures are, Alex! They can fool some of the people some of the time. smile Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 3 Jul 2009, 00:55
that sure is a treat.. smile great capture! grin
Ginnie Hart: It is for me, too, Rian. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Jul 2009, 01:23
Amazing picture, I try to remember this fella having all the fun in the world....(cannot) sad
Once you and I will be in the Ferris wheel on the Dam in Amsterdam.....
Ik hoop dat je een goed weekend zal hebben.
Ginnie Hart: That will be the day, MLMA, when we will be in one together...anywhere in the world! smile Ontzettend bedankt.
I love the view. It almost looks large.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Michael, for a miniature it was very large. smile Thanks.
  • Bandoras
  • United States
  • 3 Jul 2009, 02:17
At first, i was like how did she take that smile !! Great miniature and capture. It really looks like an old school Ferris wheel with rust on the main structure .
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Bandoras. Very "old school" indeed. smile Thanks.
Thats so nice. I like your style of photography smile BTW sorry for a dumb question but what is POV?
Ginnie Hart: Ohhh, sorry about that, Pravin, but POV is Point of View. No question is dumb when you don't know the answer, so thanks for asking...and thanks for your comment!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Jul 2009, 06:00
He looks lonely Ginnie - a hunk like that all on his own!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Poor thing. But he did seem to manage just fine, Chris. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Jul 2009, 06:12
A fine detail of the ferris wheel and I loved the ferris wheels, too -sorry, only one person is sitting there- lol at Astrid!- and it is not the old Prater 'Riesenrad' in Vienna! In general a funny pic and a new experience to realise that we human beans are taller that even a ferris weel!
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing it's a ferris wheel from somewhere, Philine, but I never paid attention. Hmmmm. I guess I'll have to go back to find out! It sure was fun to see it. Danke.
This is about the right size for a ferris wheel.

We have our book sale tomorrow and there are July 4th celebrations in Droitwich too. Edward Winslow was born in Droitwich

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Winslow
Ginnie Hart: My, my! The things I learn from you fellow SCers! Enjoy your fireworks, then? Thanks, Bill.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 3 Jul 2009, 08:05
DOF is spot on, nice one Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Why thank you kindly, Tony!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Jul 2009, 08:53
Looks like he is waiting anxiously for his boyfriend, who is already 15 minutes late...
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Ray! grin
  • vintage
  • .Venice
  • 3 Jul 2009, 08:55
Great Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage...and great to see you're still enjoying your vacation!
The level of detail here is very impressive. I hope Billy No Mates is enjoying his "ride"!
Ginnie Hart: I think he's in a state of Contemplation...about what, who knows! Thanks, Alan.
Nice this looks simply sweet.
Ginnie Hart: It sure was fun to be "on top of it" like this, Chad. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Jul 2009, 11:15
If you have a ferris wheel weekend, don't get too drunk. Make it a mini then smile

Excellent picture, what with the depth and angle you would have to fight for with a real ferris.
Ginnie Hart: i promise to curb myself, Louis. grin Probably no ferris wheels anywhere near me but maybe a few fireworks? I hope so. Thanks.
Great capture Ginnie! Almost realistic.
Ginnie Hart: "Almost" is so fun, Richard. smile Merci.
I thought this was a real one from the thumbnail Ginnie, nicely taken.
Ginnie Hart: Don't we love it when we can fool each other! Thanks, Brian.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 3 Jul 2009, 12:03
How cool is that! Perhaps you can ride a real one yourself this holiday weekend.
Ginnie Hart: If there is one in town, I may just do that, Mary. I still haven't decided if I'll go somewhere to see the fireworks. This is the first time I've been home for this holiday weekend in eons. We're usually at the lake cottage in Michigan...but this year my niece is getting married on August 1 and I can't go up twice.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jul 2009, 14:34
Corker Musketeer this is so much fun. I can just imagine you taling these shots, like a kid in a sweet shoptonguetongue
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Tracy. You do know me. smile Thanks.
  • david
  • United States
  • 3 Jul 2009, 14:49
what's freddy mercury doing in there? shame they couldn't have found him a partner (the model, that is!). terrific shot, ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I know, I know. Now I'm trying to remember if they DID have a seat with 2 in it! Oh well. Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 3 Jul 2009, 15:00
Amazing serie Ginnie, wonderfull DOF
Ginnie Hart: Danke, Klaus. I sure did enjoy this place!
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 3 Jul 2009, 15:03
If I were a miniature Mia, I still wouldn't dare sit on a rustic ferris wheel wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! Chicken!!! grin
The detail of this miniature is tremendous. Great photo of the lonely man....happy weekend. Cheers, HC
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, HC. I was "all alone" this holiday weekend, so this image represented me more than I expected. But I was NOT lonely! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 3 Jul 2009, 15:48
A miniature ferris wheel? How fun!!! Love how it gives you a totally different point of view.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Marcie. When would we ever have a vantage point like this in real life! smile Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 3 Jul 2009, 18:42
I like the shallow dof in this picture. For a second I thought it was a real ferris wheel. Have a nice weekend!
Ginnie Hart: I guess it was very real to the man, Frida? smile Thanks.
Not quite a "Third Man" vibe going on here, but I can hear the hurdy gurdy playing the plaintive tune ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes. It does jar the memory, Mike. smile Thanks.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 3 Jul 2009, 19:54
It's a lovely image... but it looks like the mini-ferris wheel operator needs more mini-customers... smile
Ginnie Hart: I will make a suggestion about that when I go back, Larry! Thanks. smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.
  • 3 Jul 2009, 20:47
Your photo is superb.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sherri.
Good capture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ron.
  • kiji
  • France
  • 4 Jul 2009, 07:14
Hi Ginnie
Very very nice framing and I love the "magical effect" that makes me feel this object so real smile
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Kiji. I love how realistic they have made these miniatures!
very well taken
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Olivier!
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 4 Jul 2009, 13:45
Ya it does look like a kind of depressing ride with just the lone rider. I wonder why they did not put more riders on it?
Ginnie Hart: It's funny, Andy, but I never once thought about how alone he was when I took the picture. I think there may have been another seat with 2 people in it. I should have chosen IT to capture. Oh well. Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 5 Jul 2009, 08:31
Lovely capture Ginnie, they went to all that trouble then only put him there all alone.
Ginnie Hart: Kinda makes you wonder why they did it that way, Aussie, for sure! Thanks.
Now that is amazing detail!
Ginnie Hart: It was so fun to see, Christopher. Thanks.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 5 Jul 2009, 17:56
Hope you had a great 4th of july too ginnie!miniature things are always fun to look at!
Ginnie Hart: I watched the festivities on TV, Liang, and that was about the extent of it for me. Very quiet...and alone, kinda like this fella. But I did not feel lonely. Thanks. smile
  • Jane
  • United States
  • 9 Jul 2009, 08:54
Surreal. Nice composition and just a lot of fun.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Jane! smile Thanks.

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