Denton Jazz Fest: 3
At the festival there were these carnival games and what not. This was a mini-ferris wheel, and you should have seen the children screaming in fear as their parents put them on it. It was a bit funny to watch having no kids of my own.
This shot kind of gets at an emotional issue of carnivals and amusement parks with me. I don't like them at all. I have always felt strange because this is supposed to be the happiest place, and if I didn't feel happy at amusement parks then what did that mean. I just always felt ackward about it, and I think this girl's expression captures that idea.
dodge and burn
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Propofol (1790) 2006-05-01 21:07
Interesting image, much more so with the title you've given it because, as you rightly point out in your note, the subjects don't appear to be having fun at all.
Well done - great capture!
rafelito (3648) 2006-05-01 22:58
Hi Brady, Very original and expressive shot, nice composition and colors too, Regards, Rafael
syd1946 (18663) 2006-05-02 13:13
Very succefuly pov for this interesting shot.
Full of the spirit of festival you made a fine composition for a daily life scene!
zeca (19762) 2006-05-02 17:26
...or maybe some fear! Look at her face!
Nice capture, Brady! I like this kind of real life presentation, because it is part of our own life. Excelent timing and idea!
Sherrish (0) 2006-05-02 20:45
Exactly! The other girl who looks to be hiding behind her really adds to the mood of the photo. Really evocative. ANd now I don't want to go to a festival! Well captured! There is also an overall darkness in the photo that helps too!
pwelliott (216) 2006-05-03 8:29
I have to agree with you. I have always disliked amusements parks and carnivals. To me it feels like this girl looks, trapped in a cage and spun around until your brian hurts. I mean really, what part of being stuck in that blue cage looks fun?
Excellent comp. The colors in this one are the best part visually next to the girls expression which you captured perfectly. Keeping the cage above in the shot captures helps capture the movement well. The exposture on this one is very good too. I don't see anything that is blown out. Well done and good title.
- Copyright: brady black (verde) (957)
- Genre: Pessoas
- Medium: Cor
- Date Taken: 2006-04-30
- Categories: Festivais
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D)
- Exposição: f/14.0, 1/400 segundos
- More Photo Info: view
- Versão da Foto: Versão Original
- Tema(s): Small town Denton [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-01 20:03