Torture Device
Torture Device

From the Mighty Midway at the Minnesota State Fair. I can handle the wildest roller coaster, the spinniest, most upside-down, thrashing about ride, but I always hated this one when I was a kid. Those snowflake-like blurred bits at the outer edges are actually chair/swings on the ends of long chains. You sit on the chair, they lift it off the ground, then spin it around at great speed. That's the part I didn't like -- my rides need to have a floor that my feet are in contact with at all times.

  • Capture Date: 31 August 2008
  • Camera Model: Canon PowerShot G7
  • Focal Length: 7.4mm
    (35mm equiv. is 36mm)
  • Exposure: 1/30 sec
  • Aperture: f2.8
  • ISO: 210

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