My mom took my sisters and I to Gage Park all the time when we were kids. I don't actually remember playing on this particular toy, but from the looks of it, it might be old enough. I wanted to take the flash off-camera and do some freehand lighting, for the whole bright white overhead spotlight alien-abduction shot. So, I needed a shutter speed long enough to allow me to hit the shutter button and then get in position directly above the creature to fire the flash using the manual fire button before the shutter closed.
There are times when you don't want to gel the flash (see yesterday's post), to get a certain effect. That is what I was going for this time - I just didn't take it far enough.
Canon 5D Mark II
75mm - ISO 800
14mm zoom @ 1/164 power
Fired approximately 3' above subject at a slight angle down towards the lion