Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland

June 16 & 26, 2012

It’s been a long time since I’ve last gone to Wonderland, maybe 5 years or so.

I’ve never been a real roller coaster fanatic so I figured I’d take my camera with me and practice a bit while I had the chance to sit and wait for my friends as they went on rides, so this is mostly going to be a self-critique of some of the pictures I took there.

Leviathan’s Sign. Had some at an angle, but the lighting isn’t that great.

June 16

Like the date at the top says, I went twice. There weren’t many pictures from the first time around because of the bulk of time spent at the waterpark, but I still managed to take a couple that I can tolerate, like the one of the Leviathan. Here’s… 2.

While in line for Minebuster. For some reason, I really liked this one.

There’s also a couple extremely blurry pictures of a groundhog and some friends that didn’t make the cut.

June 26

Mostly wanted to take pictures of the tracks of the rides and stuff. In order of pictures taken.

Always take good pictures of @torakohime.

Foodporn. Should’ve focused more of it though, in hindsight.

Skyrider. Tried a couple times to get people in the ride in the picture too.

Flight Deck. Focused into the wrong place; the people are blurry.

Time Warp

Time Warp. Actually not sure of this one.

Time Warp, again. Could do with less sky.

Some lady watching the Time Warp ride go by. Looks blurry, not sure.

Behemoth and mini moon.

One of the loops from The Bat.

Drink cups. The one in front is a little too centred for my liking, though.

My favourite pictures of the day were during the nighttime, when the main area was lit up with lights, since most of the pictures I take of cosplayers are during the day, it was really fun to be able to take pictures of things at night. I’m really not used to it though, and I learned quickly that fast moving objects in the dark with a manual lens, shaky hands and no tripod really, really don’t mix. But then again, they’d probably end up blurry even without the fast moving and dark part.

This would’ve been really fun if I had bokeh filters on me.

I’m not able to control the amount of light very well. It would probably look a bit nicer if the streetlamps were sharp.

Conclusion

It’s been roughly pretty much exactly a year since I’ve gotten this camera, and of course there’s still a lot of room for improvement. What constitutes as a good photograph? What am I doing wrong, and what should I be doing?

Probably going to post up self-critiques more often.

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