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.

7 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
  Posted: 08/18/2019 19:06:19
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