Alan Kaplan  

Carousel Nightmare by Alan Kaplan

December 2019 - Carousel Nightmare

December 2019 - Alan Kaplan

Original 1

December 2019 - Alan Kaplan

Original 2

December 2019 - Alan Kaplan

Original 3

About the Image(s)

Original 1 was taken in June 2012, and Original 3 was taken November 2019. I lost the original and reshot the carousel horse to show its size. I didn't take the trouble to find out when all of the riders were photographed or extracted, but they all exist in my "People" stock folder.
I took 3 hand held bracketed shots of the carousel and used Photomatix to render an HDR image. I reduced the opacity with Photoshop.
The woman in the yellow dress, the Colonial Williamsburg man riding off the edge, and the astronaut are all on separate layers from their horses. I don't remember why. The other horses and riders are each on the same layers. The carousel, the moon, and the background are all on their own layers, each shadow is on a separate layers. I don't even want to count the total number of layers.
I didn't use my witch's brew on the carousel figures, but I did sharpen each one..


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