Adelet Kegley  


Carousel by Adelet Kegley

August 2019 - Carousel

About the Image(s)

This is a photo of a 1910 Carousel that has been lovingly restored and relocated to the Tri Cities in WA state. I am looking for a photo to enter a juried show. So give me your best critiques. thanks. I used Nik Color effects 4 to edit some of the shadows and lighting.


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11 comments posted

Richard Harper   Richard Harper
Wow !!
The colors are all here and everything is so sharp!
It would have been nice if you could have had a passing child, whose parents agreed, to sit on the saddle for you !   Posted: 08/09/2019 10:12:58

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Strong sharpness throughout the image. The composition is pretty busy, but that is typical for this subject. To me, a carousel is probably something everyone has rode in their life, and to come upon this image, one would like to stop and reminiscent a childhood memory. I think this would do well in a contest. Good luck.   Posted: 08/11/2019 08:12:16

Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Great capture. What a beautiful carousel. Very good detail. But I love the main horse (he is magnificent) so much that I might do another image blurring the background more.   Posted: 08/16/2019 09:25:08

Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
thanks for comments. I also have been looking at how to make this image better. agree it is very busy. I took it into Nik and changed the shadows etc. but still not quite great. I re edited the image in Lightroom only for this image. I will try and soften and blur the background.   Posted: 08/16/2019 14:32:05
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Brian Magor   Brian Magor
Have taken some of these myself, but never been totally satisfied with the results. It is very difficult to make it less busy. On suggestion would be to render the background mono - sepia? That would certainly make the main horse stand out.   Posted: 08/18/2019 11:43:19
Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
I set this project aside and entered two other photos. Only one if any will be accepted. the choice when I asked friends and family which one would you hang on your wall and the Carousel came last.   Posted: 08/18/2019 19:04:43
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Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
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Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
I loved carousels as a child and just as Dave suggested, I remembered a time of my childhood, very long ago, with very fond memories. They are very difficult to capture without the busyness but some of the suggestions are worth giving a whirl. I thought the suggestion of changing all but the key horse to sepia or BNW might be worth a try. Very nice image.   Posted: 08/21/2019 15:35:48
Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
Yes I was so impressed with this Carousel from 1910 where some one acquired it and saved all the parts for years till someone else could restore them.also beautifully done.

I am pleased that my Lake Disston FL image was accepted in the juried competition. I will work on the carousel image in the future. thanks everyone for comments.   Posted: 08/22/2019 09:22:05

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
Another way to highlight the one carousel horse is to make a black and white image, and then past it on top of the colored one...then, very carefully "erase" the one large horse in the front...This would make it stand out more...It will take some work to do this but I think it is doable....This might help to eliminate the very busy background...   Posted: 08/23/2019 16:37:12
Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
will try that. and also a couple of other options. Thanks   Posted: 08/23/2019 22:17:20