You give me too much credit. Anything cool in most of my pictures is a happy accident. Which is why I like digital photography, because I can just go CLICKCLICKCLICKCLICKCLICKCLICK and chances are at least one of the pictures turns out interesting.
All the same, glad you like, and thanks for the +fav!
There is no actual setting called "shutter speed" on the Kodak C310 I use, but there is a setting to allow the camera to receive more or less light, and I assume that it does this by slowing down or speeding up the shutter based on the fact that I can hear the time difference in the click-click. In this case the carousel was moving at the time, so that's where the trails come from. The other pictures where I fooled around with this involve me spastically (or not so spastically) waving the camera around while the shutter is open. Most of the time it's a washed out mess if the lighting is too strong, the key is to have relative darkness around a single illuminated object.... or something like that. Which is why Disneyland was so awesome a place to mess around with this for the first time, because it is filled with opportunities just like that.
That was way too long, considering I barely know what I'm talking about. Hope it was detailed enough!
No no... i'mm kind of excited to hear about it... makes me reliaze for you its more than just pointing and shooting.. its exercising your arms too! I guess alot of it is still a guessing game no matter what you are taking pictures of. But when you get those shots like you have... it makes you realize its worth it!