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The Tilt-A-Whirl ride is a blur of movement and colorful lights in front of the Ferris Wheel at the Three Rivers Festival carnival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Tilt-A-Whirl at the Three Rivers Festival #2

The Tilt-A-Whirl is one of the more interesting carnival rides. The seat pods spin back and forth, changing directions rapidly as they move up and down around a circular path.

I have photographed them at other carnivals in both Fort Wayne and in New Mexico, but this was the first year that I had seen a Tilt-A-Whirl at the Three Rivers Festival. I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to photograph it. It was undergoing repairs, and didn't open until the last night of the festival.

This is the last of three photographs that I made of the Tilt-A-Whirl as night fell on the 2016 Three Rivers Festival's final day. The Ferris Wheel stands behind it.

The Three Rivers Festival takes place for 10 days in July at Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.





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Fine art photographer christopher crawford holding a framed photograph of a carnival ride called the zipper

This is an 11x14 print of The Zipper carnival ride,
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