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The ride attendant silhouetted against the bright lights of the Tilt-A-Whirl ride and the Ferris Wheel at dusk during the Three Rivers Festival carnival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Tilt-A-Whirl at the Three Rivers Festival #1

The attendant leans against the rail of the Tilt-A-Whirl ride at the 2016 Three Rivers Festival as kids on the ride spin around behind him.

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 first 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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