Parting Shot: “The Time of Your Life”

This shot was taken at the Wise County Old Settler’s Reunion. The event draws thousands of people to the Decatur area each year. My sole reason for going was to get this photo. You see, I took this same photo the previous year but it wasn’t what I was looking for. After another year of experience behind the camera I was able to perfect this long exposure creating the blurred, swirling effect you see here. The dark sky along with the bright colors of the ferris wheel really bring to life the excitement that a child may see when they experience a carnival for the first time. (Photo and description by Kaleb Elledge)