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Challenge: Spinning (Basic Editing)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport, CT
Date: Mar 27, 2007
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1
Galleries: Black and White, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2007

My first concept suffered from an issue that I couldn't fix in Basic Editing, so this was Plan B: a carousel at the local zoo. The unpainted horse in the foreground is part of a display of free-standing carousel horses that runs along the walls of the room. Normally, you can't get behind them for a shot, but the zoo director was kind enough to bring one out into the middle of the room for me. He even held a reflector to help illuminate the horse. Without his help, this photo would have been impossible. Thanks, Gregg!

FWIW, a horse named Whirlaway won the Triple Crown 1941. Unfortunately, the yellowed wood of this one looked like bad white balance, and the background carousel was mostly red and yellow too, so there was really no benefit to leaving it in color... hence the toned B&W approach.

Processing: Convert from RAW, Levels, attempt to get decent color with Photo Filter and HSL, USM, Curves, Channel Mixer conversion to B&W, slight color tint added with HSL, Noise Ninja, add border and USM.

DOH! Just missed a ribbon. Well, at least it wasn't another Yellow. ;-)

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 156
Avg (all users): 6.9706
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.7069
Avg (non-participants): 7.0556
Views since voting: 3067
Views during voting: 370
Votes: 238
Comments: 35
Favorites: 8 (view)


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04/12/2007 10:38:20 AM
Wow, Shannon, this is wondeful. I am a big fan of your work including your great portraits and amazingly creative fantasies, but this is just on another level for me.
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04/07/2007 01:48:10 AM
Just nudged you out Shannon. ;) Yellow seems to suit me! Anyway, congrats on 4th.
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04/05/2007 09:23:40 PM
really cool pic.
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04/05/2007 03:24:10 PM
This has a lovely arty feel to it. Not DPC-friendly? Nonsense! You should do more of this type of thing.
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04/04/2007 09:12:04 PM
Great job, Shannon. Congrats on 4th
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04/04/2007 10:38:17 AM
Congratulations on the 4th place.. this is an excellent entry.
The Black and white works very well in this case.
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04/04/2007 03:14:03 AM
Congrats on the 4th, Shannon, very good shot.
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04/04/2007 02:58:13 AM
Great shot, Shannon. And what in the world do you need another ribbon for anyway? Surely you're not doing the kitchen in them, too?!!
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04/04/2007 12:30:29 AM
Awesome Shannon, I really love this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/02/2007 02:59:49 PM
I don't think black and white was a good idea for this photograph
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04/02/2007 07:18:41 AM
Apologies - this is one of my favorites of this challenge. You are now doomed. Sorry about that.
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04/02/2007 02:17:33 AM
this works great as a black and white, the horse adds so much to the image
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04/01/2007 07:53:00 PM
beautiful. cinematic. implies a sad story. within a Hitchcock movie. I believe this is the Posthumous Red Ribbon. 10
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03/31/2007 03:32:57 PM
Wonderful composition! I love it.
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03/31/2007 02:48:41 PM
This is beautiful and I think your border is very complimentary. 10 from me
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03/31/2007 01:38:09 PM
Great composition. I love the sepeia.
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03/31/2007 12:59:42 PM
love this, great tones. real nice pov and the motion blur is fantastic.
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03/31/2007 10:57:06 AM
Fabulous. 8 for now and may get bump later. Yeah, bumped to 9 for my top pick. Great job!!!
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03/31/2007 07:58:58 AM
Yes, this works for me.....
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03/30/2007 10:12:06 PM
Nice composition
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03/30/2007 06:16:37 PM
wow, this makes me dizzy, good job!
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03/30/2007 03:58:02 PM
Interesting composition and great tonality.
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03/30/2007 08:31:15 AM
NIce feel to this. Great shot technically, too.
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03/30/2007 01:41:35 AM
wow. i love it, 10. =]
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03/30/2007 01:26:21 AM
I LOVE the border! It really adds to the composition. 10
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03/29/2007 10:04:50 PM
very cool
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03/29/2007 08:56:48 PM
Really well done.
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03/29/2007 08:05:04 PM
great eye for a very cool shot!
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03/29/2007 01:29:47 PM
This is really cool and different, I like.
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03/29/2007 05:53:17 AM
NIce presentation...
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03/29/2007 01:41:29 AM
I love the lighting and composition. Very nicely done.
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03/28/2007 06:21:32 PM
I like the panoramic look and the composition...the duotone is also rich...I hope this does well for you...9
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03/28/2007 11:57:10 AM
Nice, creative capture! Really shows 'Spin' (Bravo!) *8*
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03/28/2007 09:14:54 AM
I like this a lot. Seeing the one carousel horse in focus gives it a nice perspective. The tonality is great plus the catchlight in his eye. COOL frame too. 8
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03/28/2007 08:55:26 AM
great perspective, good tones. as always, white lines distract
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