Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ferris wheel at the Cleethorpes Armed Forces Day.

After the entertainment of the 2019 Cleethorpes Armed Services Day I went out in the evening as the light was fading.
On the South Promenade was a Ferris wheel, erected for the weekend, and also some amusements and food stalls.
I concentrated on the floodlit Ferris wheel to try and illustrate the fading light in a perfect summer sky.
As I left at approx. 22:30 there were still hundreds of people waiting for the firework display.

As the sun set the floodlights came on. 
(A man in a car called me over and asked me if I knew what time Tesco closed!?  We have
some odd people in Cleethorpes, don't we Gwen?)

These people where watching an aeroplane display by "The Fireflies", two 'planes
that left firework trails in the night sky.

The building adjacent to the wheel is Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, closed for the night
and with it's lights off, it held a perfect reflection of the Ferris Wheel.

Credit where it's due, I pinched this dramatic viewpoint 
from Ruth Rushton.

A fairground ride on the promenade.

A view from across the beach.

Heading back to my car, still a bit of light in the sky.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 9-18mm M.Zuiko lens.


  1. Love this set. I was there first thing in the morning when they were setting it up. I could hardly get near it for vans and boxes. I love the shot from the front looking up. I wanted that shot!!!!

    1. Thank you for your comments, I always appreciate them. Yes, it was a great photo opportunity. The shot you mention was done before me by a friend.

  2. You certainly take some great photos. Truly excellent.

    1. It was a great photo opportunity, thanks Mike.