Carousel - canon 20d w/18-55

Another shot from the 'ex' back in Toronto.

I was going for a 'Strangers on a Train' Hitchcock fairground vibe. I was really feeling something nostalgic but creepy there, the perfect mood for the fair!

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  • Juwan

    wow, this is a very excellent shot. i just love the composition and the contrast. the look of the clouds as well i can't congratulate you enough on this one. great work.

    2005-08-26

  • Alec Long

    Excellent spooky vibe. The guy on the very far right looks like a large doll.

    2005-08-26

  • Saroy

    Awwwwwww yes! I love these things, and you've captured it brilliantly!

    2005-08-26

  • Raffi

    Stunning image. I love the black and white tone. Almost like its a never ending ride of doom. Very very nice work.

    2005-08-26

  • payam

    amazing! the lines, the clouds, the softlight... everything works together to for a great image!

    2005-08-26

  • Massimo

    Yes I think you got the Hitchcock feel. Nostalgic for the antique of the carousel, and creepy (more like full of "suspense") because of the dramatic sky.

    2005-08-26

  • rw

    Nice framing. And of cause the b+w choice...think it works quite effectively in this one.

    2005-08-26

  • parella

    great shot, love the composition and subject, very intriguing

    2005-08-27

  • Leigh

    Excellent vibe! Dark, yet fun, and a thril. Well captured and I love that sky!

    2005-08-27

  • Ed

    Hi,

    I want to compile a gallery of funny faces. Would you like to submit a picture?

    Here's my idea:

    You send me a picture of a funny face. This must either be your own face, or taken by you (of someone you know). I will then post a gallery of all the funny faces on my blog, along with links to each of the bloggers' sites.

    You up for it? If so, e-mail the picture, along with the blog address you want me to link to, to eddykins@mejc.demon.co.uk

    Thanks,
    Ed.

    2005-08-27

  • Michelle

    Excellent reference to Strangers on a Train. Not that many people are fans of that film. Good on you.

    2005-08-27

  • Joe Lencioni

    This is a very excellent shot.

    2005-08-27

  • Andy

    Wickedly creepy! I wouldn't be surprised if I saw this on the cover of a Stephen King book.

    2005-08-27

  • doris

    creepy and nostalgic at the same time indeed! great composition and sky.

    2005-08-27

  • Smoove D

    I think you nailed the mood. Nice work.

    2005-08-27

  • susan B.

    You succeeded brilliantly in your efforts
    Excellent.

    2005-08-27

  • 6oh

    sweet tones in this image. i've always loved these type of shots, which is why i guess i took the same shot earlier this week. funny, as i just posted the same cross processed image myself, but your bw is stunning.

    2005-08-27

  • Hossein

    Definitely has a "Stranger on a Train" feel to it. Fantastic shot!

    2005-08-27

  • Jordan

    This is certainly a spooky shot. And thanks for the hat tip, bythe way...

    2005-08-27

  • John [shots]

    Lovely shot Miles

    2005-08-28

  • emily

    i love this. and it's interesting to see how people do this cos the way i woulda done it is to tilt it a bit more and frame it so that the merry go round takes up more of the frame to give it a more un-balanced feel... great great shot. i never thought this could be adequately featured in black and white but this is amazing.

    2005-08-28

  • Sean Galbraith

    Nice shutter speed! Such drama!

    2005-08-28

  • Dave

    Had to see it here too. Wonderful.

    2005-08-28

  • Guilherme Pinto

    Awesome shot. The way you composed it, is perfect, with the white cloud giving the perfect separation from the sky right above the ride. You achieved an excelent tonal range in post processing.

    2005-08-28

  • potty

    very inspirational work, miles!

    2005-08-28

  • owl and dragon

    Hitchcock is one of my favorite directors and I love your interpretation. very well done!!

    2005-08-28

  • wen yang

    hi! i was wondering how you did the sky... did you polarize it?

    2005-08-29

  • Catalog Printing

    I love the picture but i am just wodering on how it would look like in colored mode...this could be a good catalog cover

    2005-08-30

  • estan

    tim burton-like.

    2005-09-08

  • Ryan

    Love the contrast and mood of this shot. The color one is nice too, but this one has a whole different feel to it. Love it!

    2005-10-12