Saturday, December 4, 2010


123 : 365
Rotating Joy

I took a lot of pictures of this carousel (and my favorite rider) both in motion and still. I played around with shutter speed (that makes twice! hey, I'm learning) and got some interesting shots, but nothing great. If I had had more time I would have played more... I got great blur, but what I wanted was something clearer - like some animal faces - in the blur. But still, glad I played.

One thing that these photos also reminded me is that often I get into editing my pictures, and see all the great shots I missed because I never tried to get them, like a shot of all the horse's legs. I got a bunch of legs in a shot, and tried cropping, but the focus and angle was wrong. But I learn from those mistakes (hopefully) and I will try that the next time.

In this shot I wish the light on her face was better, but no matter where I stood the open pavilion created a backlit effect for any shot but straight into the carousel. Still, I smile just looking at it, so it wins best picture.

1 comment:

Sue Fisher said...

The look on her face (and the horse's) is priceless.