Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ferris Wheel - Closed for business


This is the 2nd year a ferris wheel has been installed in downtown Ocala for the holidays. On a gray, rather gloomy day, we stopped to get a closer look. But, alas, it was not open for business. And except for one mother with three disappointed little kids, no one else was around. The ferris wheel operates only on the weekends, so far as we can tell.

20 comments:

EG Wow said...

Sheesh. Two disappointments here:

1. the Ferris wheel is not working!
2. It's a gloomy day!!

I thought Florida was the Sunshine State :))

Olivier said...

magnifique cette photo en b&w, avec ce traitement

La Principessa Errante said...

It looks so forlorn, but what a really gorgeous shot!

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

I'm with EG Wow! and Oliver!

Ferris wheels are so photogenic. You'll have fun with this one.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

magiceye said...

wonderful work!

Jack said...

You will just have to go back and try again.

bfarr said...

This one feeds my post holiday blues for sure.

My father always took me up when I was a baby...love riding them still.

Randy said...

It looks lonely without happy people on it.

Bibi said...

Beautiful photo of a ride I do not go on--don't like small, high, open spaces!

cieldequimper said...

Cool shot in B&W. Were you really so disappointed that you didn't get your ride?! :-)

brattcat said...

understandably disappointing for the kids but what a great image you've made of it.

llandudnopictures said...

Wheel(y) disappointing...

Sharon said...

I agree with Randy, it does look a bit lonely without any people to enjoy it.

Birdman said...

You've captured Depression in this image. Against that sky... ya, you have.

T. Becque said...

Neat photo. Disappointing for kids, but it almost looks a little sinister!

Jarart said...

This made for an awesome and somewhat eerie picture! This could ignite the imagination of a mystery writer.

JM said...

Great shot, Lowell!

crocrodyl said...

Excellent photo! Great composition!

RedPat said...

Sooo grey!

Virginia said...

But pour moi, it reminds me of the grand roue at Tuilleries. You might see another shot of that one soon. LOve the BW here.
V

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson