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Texas Star

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 20 March 2014 in Miscellaneous.

Texas Star Ferris wheel, the largest Ferris wheel in North America.

Built in Italy, the wheel debuted in Dallas Fair Park in 1985. More than 15 employees staff the Texas Star, which carries riders some 20 stories high. On a clear day, those on the Texas Star can see the downtown Fort Worth skyline some 40 miles away.

Panasonic DMC-TS4 1/800 second F/3.3 ISO 100 29 mm (35mm equiv.)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wow, an amazing wheel, nicely captured too

20 Mar 2014 7:38am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Nice composition and good perspective sense.

20 Mar 2014 7:56am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Une vision superbe de cette grande roue Texane ! :)

20 Mar 2014 9:16am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - stunning point of view and capture!

20 Mar 2014 11:12am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Little bigger than the one we have here in Okinawa, maybe 10 stories are so bigger:)

20 Mar 2014 11:30am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful framing of the wheel !

20 Mar 2014 11:43am

Devi from Chennai, India

Fantastic capture!!
I never go on these I feel dizzy!!!

20 Mar 2014 11:46am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

'Texas Tar' Would this be in the oil fields then? :)

20 Mar 2014 12:38pm

@grouser: Only you! ;-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautifully framed and composed shot of this magnificent ferris wheel Barbara! Did you get a chance to get some shots from the top? ;-)

20 Mar 2014 1:22pm

Kyu from Japan

Fantastic capture of a big wheel. Excellent framing. I like the beautiful geometric image.

20 Mar 2014 1:30pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

20 Mar 2014 1:57pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Awesome shot, Barbara. Great to learn the history, too.

20 Mar 2014 3:59pm

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very nice framing and subject

20 Mar 2014 4:20pm

jean pierre from paris, France

belle roue!! amitiés

20 Mar 2014 5:01pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! I love this image - the blue sky makes a lovely background for the graphics of the ferris wheel.

20 Mar 2014 5:59pm

franz from Baden, Austria

great angle and frame ... and of course it's got to be big if it's in texas ... ;-)

20 Mar 2014 9:36pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful geometric shapes of this ferris wheel that stand out nicely against the great sky!!

21 Mar 2014 2:07am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I'd love to ride that ... with camera in hand. I hope you've done that, B. and have photos to share w/us. ;D

21 Mar 2014 2:18am

L'angevine from Angers, France

génial ce cadrage

21 Mar 2014 8:57am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely perspective.. well done

21 Mar 2014 9:23am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Stunning.

26 Mar 2014 4:42am

Panasonic DMC-TS4
1/800 second
F/3.3
ISO 100
29 mm (35mm equiv.)