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Second spin.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 9 April 2010 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

A carousel going "full pelt" at the Ocean Beach Amusement Park in South Shields. Although this was taken a week before Easter the weather was pleasant with good light (for a change).

This has been filtered with the Lucis Art plug in.

PENTAX K100D 1/45 second F/16.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe prise Grand bravo

Bonne journée

PS : je m'absente quelques temps mais des articles sont programmés

9 Apr 2010 5:24am

@PascalXLD: Merci de votre visite dans, avec une certaine régularité, je serai plus votre place parfois aujourd'hui pour voir ce que vousont de nouvelles.

rajeev from kannur, kerala, India

nice shot

9 Apr 2010 5:42am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Carousel is an icon of fun, n this is a fun shot. Well done

9 Apr 2010 6:46am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great capture.

9 Apr 2010 6:58am

k@ from Paris, France

Yoo-hoooooo - wonderful sensations here, Curly !

9 Apr 2010 7:17am

Annephotography from somewhere over the rainbow, France

O my !!!! What a nice pic !!!! The speed is incredible !!!!! Excellente capture !!!!

9 Apr 2010 7:26am

Steve from Atlanta, United States

Great color and I love the motion! Wonderful!

9 Apr 2010 7:44am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Amazing motion, refreshing shot!

9 Apr 2010 8:03am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I love the motion effect... really well done Curly !

9 Apr 2010 8:25am

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

SUPER capture - fantastic, Curly :-))

9 Apr 2010 8:40am

Miti from kerman, Iran

Excellent!! very very good!! great color and composition!!!

9 Apr 2010 9:26am

violette from BRUXELLES, Belgium

Super shot!
Although framed ...

9 Apr 2010 10:32am

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

Awesome spin..Superb job!!

9 Apr 2010 10:59am

lids from xiamen, China


9 Apr 2010 11:13am

@lids: 非常感謝您為您的評論。

cathy from Liège, Belgium

Aujourd'hui c('est le jour des carrousels sur Aminus.

Très belle prise de' vue en plein vol.

9 Apr 2010 11:27am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Superb !! Wonderful sky also !

9 Apr 2010 11:53am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful sense of motion in this shot Curly! Nicely captured! ;-)

9 Apr 2010 12:01pm

NaDu from Köln, Germany

The fantastic effect comes from the movement blurring which give a bizarre impression by mixing with the clouds. The vivid colors underline that impression. A wonderful somewhat magic image.

9 Apr 2010 12:03pm

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Very nice shot !! I like the motion effect !! Wonderful !!

9 Apr 2010 12:10pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Awesome shot! I so love the colours, your perspective and that blur! I feel this one.

9 Apr 2010 12:26pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Very nice and full of motion!

9 Apr 2010 1:17pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Very joyous and bold capture of this dizzy inducer - I love your post-production on this one, Curly - the clouds bring to mind cotton candy.

9 Apr 2010 1:45pm

@Stephen Phillips: Is that what we call Candy Floss here?

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful image. Super feeling here . Great treatment !

9 Apr 2010 1:53pm

keith from killarney, Ireland

Curly this fun fayre has served you well, this is a great shot

9 Apr 2010 2:37pm

Julie from United States

Nice capture of the motion! And the sky looks awesome!

9 Apr 2010 2:59pm

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Great! Your pictures are always original!

9 Apr 2010 3:08pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such gorgeous blue in the sky and wonderful sense of the motion of the riders, so cool

9 Apr 2010 4:13pm

---------Photo-Spice---------- from Konstanz, Germany

Wow, that jumps of the screen!! Vibrant colours and lovely the movement!


9 Apr 2010 4:44pm

@---------Photo-Spice----------: You probably know I'm a big fan of strong colour.

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran


9 Apr 2010 5:16pm

@The MaJor: No, it isn't that good!

Christophe from Cherbourg, France

Ivresse de la vitesse !

9 Apr 2010 5:39pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West wales boy), Germany

I realy like the motion in this shot.

9 Apr 2010 5:46pm

Mascha from Kootstertille, Netherlands

Fantastic colors, and movement!!

9 Apr 2010 5:48pm

alex centrella from California, United States

for some reason this makes me very dizzy . . . . i am getting motion sickness ...lol

9 Apr 2010 6:24pm

Florence from Paris, France

They are really beautiful. I feel like a kid each time I see them. Wonderful colors.

9 Apr 2010 7:19pm

zecarlos from Lisboa, Portugal

Amazing colors. Fantastic shot. I like it very much.

9 Apr 2010 7:48pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Curly,
it is fantastic. It goes round and mood arises. The reproduction is excellent. I like the colors too. Have a nice evening. Dear greetings Christel

9 Apr 2010 8:36pm

STEED from Gueret, France

Whoooooooooooooooopeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!

9 Apr 2010 8:44pm

Musaraña from Isla, Spain


9 Apr 2010 8:56pm

Pedro Callealta from Cádiz, Spain

Cool shot!

9 Apr 2010 9:31pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great motion capture here. And I love the vivid blue. Good processing as well.

9 Apr 2010 9:40pm

maryam from tehran, Iran

wo0o0w tanks for your comment ! your shots are special too! ;)

9 Apr 2010 9:44pm

Jenn from Lausanne, Switzerland

This is my favorite of this series so far! You captured the motion of the carousel perfectly !

9 Apr 2010 10:39pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I'm getting dizzy. Let me off!

9 Apr 2010 11:01pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

Yeah Curly, another work of art, the colors the motion, you have captured the very essance of the rides, fun, and people!!

10 Apr 2010 1:53am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

I like the motion blur here, Curly. Nice colors, as usual.

10 Apr 2010 2:22am

hgmartins photography from Ontario, GTA, Canada

Very cool series of the fun park !

10 Apr 2010 4:31am

Andrea from Regina, Canada

I like the bright technicolour. Makes it a bit otherworldly.

10 Apr 2010 4:27pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

What a wonderment! Just so fine with the fast blur.

10 Apr 2010 4:30pm

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Great motion capture.

10 Apr 2010 10:55pm

Sandy Weston from United States

High action shot here Curly ....great capture!!! :)

11 Apr 2010 3:36am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just superb shot and process

11 Apr 2010 5:50am

Karthik from Chennai, India

Beautiful! Love the way the clouds are interspersed among the riders. 5 Star!

11 Apr 2010 1:44pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

So fast and so nice !

11 Apr 2010 4:19pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

I like this one...such a great clean sky is perfect for amusing yourself!

11 Apr 2010 8:46pm

drphoto from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Nice shot - full of life and colour. I love the wisps of cloud behinfd the seats - it looks like a painted backdrop almost - you must have been up early before the mist came in?

I see you have had some trouble darkening the sky behind such a complex foreground =D) I think some extrsa time spent in quick mask mode may have helped with that but I don't envy you the job!


12 Apr 2010 2:51am

@drphoto: Didn't even try Dan, this was just run through the Lucis Arts plug in on a separate layer, then reduced the transparency a bit to let some of the original sky come through.

Alana from Santa Fe, United States

What a great capture of motion!

12 Apr 2010 5:46pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Nice catch...i'm likin this series alot !! nothing better than carnivals for great shots!!!

12 Apr 2010 8:00pm

Alan from Manila, Philippines

Nice composition.

13 Apr 2010 12:13am

shoti from somewhere in, China

terrific, well shot with the slow shutter (relative to the movement). the colors match the liveliness of the scene.

13 Apr 2010 12:57am

Erika from Espoo, Finland

Wonderful photo! Great motion and great colors.

13 Apr 2010 9:21am

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Wonderful color and motion!

13 Apr 2010 2:34pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

I would love to be able to take shots like this

13 Apr 2010 6:33pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

fantastic shot with wonderful post processing! the colours are stunning

13 Apr 2010 11:40pm

Barri Olson from Madison, United States

I feel like I'm on the ride. The crazy spin..the colors...I like this more than a lot.

30 Jun 2010 12:09am

1/45 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)