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    Just a fun pic.

    I have been looking for a merry-go-round for over a year to make a photo like this. I might have seen a similar one posted on CiC? I wish the sky was blue, but at least I know where to find the merry-go-round now

    Just a fun pic.

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    I'm home sick today so I've been playing around with some different developing/processing stuff.
    Thoughts?
    Just a fun pic.

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    With that first shot in particular, I can actually 'feel the movement' and my head starts to turn with the roundabout.

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    Thank you for your comment Geoff.
    Interestingly, you are not the first one to tell me that, yet I keep thinking the second one has more of a sense of motion?
    Hmmmmm.

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    I can see and feel exactly what Geoff has alluded to. It is quite an amazing impact - just try sitting very still and stare into the image.

    However, I feel the second one has more dynamism, particularly because you also have movement in her legs. It's more of an action shot and the contrast between the peeling paint on the roundabout and the darker background works, I think, superbly well.

    Excellent work.

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    Terrific shots, Brian. The contrasty look of the second makes it really stand out. I see what Donald means about her legs; more implied action.

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    Thanks Donald and Myra. I was afraid I had overdone the processing of the second which is what I usually do when trying something new

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    Just a fun pic.
    The more I look at this the more I come to the view that it is an outstanding image. Wonderful idea. Beautifully executed. Brilliant.

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    Thank you Donald.
    I always appreciate your comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    Thoughts?
    I think if you're well enough to post-process, you're well enough to work!

    Oh - and while I'm at it, photography isn't fun!

    (just kidding!)

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    I think if you're well enough to post-process, you're well enough to work!
    My lovely wife agrees with you :/

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    Makes me "feel the spin" and almost makes me dizzy! I spent many a fun day as a child on of those. I like the second shot best. Really an outstanding shot! The darkened edges really adds to the isolation and the spin.

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    Thanks Darlene

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    I'm getting dizzy, can we stop now? :-)

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    Hi Brian,

    Yes I really like the first one; that shutter speed of 1/50s, at 17mm and the speed you were spinning was 'just right'. The f/16 gives great DoF too.

    The second does convey greater motion; with your daughter's legs blurred, but I'd rather see it conventionally processed with a brighter face and all.

    Good captures,

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    Dave, I never thought of lightening her face. Hmmm. I may have to give that a try

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    I really like these photos.Very unique idea

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    Thank you Mark

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    Hi Brian

    I think the idea of the merry-go-round was excellent. Well, I think that you usually are very creative for your pictures. Nice images you got. The first one really makes my mind turn around. I like it very much.

    For the second, I'd like to see it not so dark and with more vivid / warm colors. But that's just me. It is a nice image already, as others have already mentioned.

    Fun fact. My wife has a pair of shoes just like your daughter's hahaha.

    Toņo

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    Re: Just a fun pic.

    Thanks Tono, I understand what you are saying about the second pic, and it is indeed a matter of taste. I like when people use the word 'creative' when commenting on my photos, this is a goal of mine.
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