This year my wife and I decided to go to Celebration in the Oaks while in New Orleans for the holidays this year. This takes place annually in City Park during the holiday season. While there are rides year-round for the children, which still operate at night during the event, they decorate throughout the park with Christmas Lights and decorations.
This was my first attempt at shooting a Ferris Wheel at night and I think it came out well enough. I had a tough time balancing the light of the Ferris Wheel to get a nice stream of light, while not over exposing the image and just getting a white blur. The end result of the image ended up adding a glow to the trees and a distinct set of color within the wheel itself. Click through to the Flickr page to see the entire set of camera specs.