The New York State Fair is a place of motion. I used several ways to photograph it.
Panning is a fun way to give the feeling of speed. This young barrel racer was at full gallop during the qualifying rounds for the New York State Championships.
You do not always need to use a tripod to show motion with slow shutters speeds. If the object you are photographing is going fast enough hand-holdable shutter speeds will work. This was the case in the Model Circus and Train room in the Art and Home Center. These trains still look fast at a shutter speed of 1/60th of a second.
A cool way of creating abstract photos is to zoom in or out during a long exposure with a zoom lens. Here, I zoomed from 300mm to 28mm during a half second exposure of a Midway ride.
The SKY Flyer is a new ride for the Midway this year. Using a tripod and a long exposure makes the ride look like it is going a lot faster than the twelve revolutions a minute it was moving at.
Putting something stationary near a moving object is another way to show motion. The Giant Ferris Wheel on the Midway had new LED lighting this year which created neat affects when using long exposures.