A NEW VIEW l
BY L.G. PATTERSON
as a photographer, I have access to some unique points of view in the community. here is one of them, in A New View.
Assignment: Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival THE LOCATION: Stephens Lake Park
hen I saw the Ferris wheel at the Roots N Blues music festival, I knew I was going to ride it. It’s a great way to get a new perspective on your surroundings. No matter what the event, I try to get on the Ferris wheel. The first one I ever climbed on was at a carnival in a small town. I watched them build the thing on the town square during the day. That night, I was one of the first ones to take a ride. I remember it going really slow and swaying from side to side. It wasn’t the finest construction, but I lived through it. The Roots N Blues Ferris wheel looked similar to that first one I rode, but it seemed a lot sturdier. It did move at a brisk pace, which was fun, but it made it a little more difficult to take photos. When I stepped off, I’ll admit I was a bit woozy.
INSIDE COLUMBIA NOVEMBER 2014