Strangely pleasing photographs of log flumes with no passengers

Date
17 October 2014
Reading Time
1 minute read

There is something incredibly pleasing about this odd collection of passenger-less log flumes. Without the crowds of families and awkward first dates there’s something a little bit sad, maybe even philosophical about them. The photos have been collected by Falmouth grad Zef Cherry-Kynaston whose website boasts one of the most brilliant CVs in existence. “A log flume winds its way around a watery course and slowly climbs the lift hill,” Zef says on his site. “Reaching the top, it then hurtles down the slope. A camera flashes moments before the flume plunges into the water below. Splash! The resulting image is a souvenir; a snapshot of joyous exhilaration.”

What’s so great about these? I have no idea. I suppose it’s highlighting the strange nature of theme parks and how us homo sapiens entertain ourselves. Anyone who can harness a feeling of nostalgia and ominous terror just by collecting photographs of log flumes is surely something of a genius, so let’s be thankful that it’s still an ongoing project. Good luck on your voyage Zef – godspeed.

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Zef Cherry-Kynaston: Log Flumes

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Zef Cherry-Kynaston: Log Flumes

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Zef Cherry-Kynaston: Log Flumes

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Zef Cherry-Kynaston: Log Flumes

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Zef Cherry-Kynaston: Log Flumes

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Zef Cherry-Kynaston: Log Flumes

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Zef Cherry-Kynaston: Log Flumes

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Zef Cherry-Kynaston: Log Flumes

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Zef Cherry-Kynaston: Log Flumes

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Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and worked across online, print and events, and was latterly Features Editor before leaving in May 2015.

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