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Reader photo: Rides at the pier

Reader photo: Rides at the pier
Santa Monica Pier.
(Brent Goldman)

Brent Goldman captured the fun and chaos of an illuminated Santa Monica Pier in this photo from Nov. 17. Catching all the elements -- the blur of the spinning ride, the roller coaster cars and the lighted Ferris wheel -- at just the right moment was a challenge, he said, but he was up for it.

“My favorite part of the photo was capturing the emotions of the people on the spinning ride. I had to make sure I set my shutter speed appropriately so you could see their expressions, but still see the movement of the ride,” he said.

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Goldman used a Nikon D800 and a 14-24mm wide-angle lens.

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