Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bushnell Park Carousel

The Carousel in Bushnell Park is about 95 years old.

I haven't figured out yet how to take photos of moving objects and still focus on one of the elements, but I thought this came out pretty well for a beginner.

See what Oakland Daily Photo did with a similar carousel moment out on the West Coast last week.  I SWEAR I didn't know about that photo when I took this picture and put it into auto-posting.


SRQ said...

This shot turned out nicely. Well done!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Oh, Jack, I'm so glad I stumbled on this photo! I'm trying to learn this technique too. Here is my one attempt


By the way, I love your 'bright colors' contribution!

I can't wait to see the other one you recommended!

Jack said...

Thanks for the comments. I decided that the place that would be moving most slowly was the edge that formed a right angle between the center of the carousel and me. So, I aimed at that spot and waited for someone to come. it worked pretty well.

lizziviggi said...

I think this turned out very well! Nice job. I like that it's some grown-up guy looking pensively out-- not who you would expect to see on a carousel!

Rob said...

This turned out great, it shows movement yet the main subject, the riders, are in focus. The railing on the left leads us to the people on the ride.