Friday, December 30, 2011

Bushnell Park Carousel


The carousel at Bushnell Park was only open Saturday and Sunday nights in December.  But I was there in the afternoon when it was dark, closed and locked up tight.  So, I pressed my camera's lens hood against the window glass and clicked the shutter button, to see what happened.  I got surprising light and clarity in the middle and a diffused reflection at the edges.  I liked this dreamlike effect.  You will see it again!

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31 comments:

Malyss said...

Life is like a chocolate box: you never know what you'll get!(Forrest Gump speaking)
The result is really surprising!

brattcat said...

there's a wonderful eerie quality to this.

VP said...

Dreamlike... You said it right!

Kate said...

When we photographers are determined, nothing deters us. As I reflect on this, I can see that carousels are images hard to resist. Good job!!

joo said...

Merry-go-round! How lovely, like a trip to the childhood:)

Birdman said...

These in winter... not the most uplifting. Kind of a downer. I long for summer, already!

Leif Hagen said...

Our 3 daughters love to ride those carousels! Me, not so much!
Happy New Year, Jack!

Sylvia K said...

Dreamlike it is and what a delightful capture! It is fun to play, isn't it! Have a day, Jack!

Sylvia

Regina K said...

Wow a photo from a dream, you have some amazing tricks up your sleeves. :)

sheila lynch said...

very dreamy!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You might be interested to check out the website barrango.com. The Barrango Company in San Francisco manufactures carousels and amazing holiday decorations.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like it too, it gives it a bit of an aged look, noooo not you Jack, the picture haha! have a very happy New Year.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That's a new one on me but effective. Very effective!

cieldequimper said...

Are you quite sure it was dark?! :-) This is like walking through a secret garden or a wardrobe...

Sharon said...

Dreamlike is a perfect description. Very nice. Those horses are just waiting for some riders.

RedPat said...

Nice one Jack!

jennyfreckles said...

Photogenic under any circumstances.

Lowell said...

Your creativity is booming! Nicely done!

Ann said...

When I was young, I could never go on a Carousel without getting sick.

Southwest Arkie said...

I love the way that turned out- it always pays to think outside the box!

NixBlog said...

Great capture, I like this effect.
Happy New Year!

Farmchick said...

Really a sweet photo.

Valerie said...

Great capture Jack - gives one the desire to recapture one's youth and go hop on one of the horses! Again, thanks for sharing your creativity and talents with us. Wishing you and yours a very happy and safe NY.

Randy said...

I'll bet it looks great at night.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Interesting effect... I have a 'tripod' if you will that clamps on my car window, and surprisingly I use it often...

Bob Crowe said...

I don't quite get it - is it in a glass box? What was the glass barrier? Nevertheless, dreamlike it certainly is.

Dianne said...

You managed softening of the edges without editing - super shot Jack. I look forward to more of your great Pics from Hartford in 2012.l

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Vintage carousels are getting scarce. Although old fashioned, they still give pleasure.

Kay said...

What a surprising effect. I thought you'd Photoshopped it at first glance. How nice that you managed it with a low tech approach.

Virginia said...

I'll get a shot of a fine Parisian one for you very soon.
V

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi I love this shot and it is mysterious and magical, so hard to get through a window........my first time on Weekend Reflections
and I have put on a party of reflections for
everyone to come and see.