This is part of the operating carousel in Shoreline Village, Long Beach, California: a carousel “horse” designed to look like a dragon. (The other creatures on this carousel are horses, but I prefer the dragon because it’s different.) Even at f/3.5, I thought too much was in focus, plus I wanted a vintage look, so I added texture layers. I used parts of the same texture over and over, masking to blend everything together until I got the look I had imagined. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 40-150mm zoom at 40mm, f/3.5, 1/40 sec., ISO 400, tungsten light, handheld) Texture courtesy of Shadowhouse Creations.
Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Carousel Horses” challenge in Challenge Accepted group (September 2014)
Top 10 in “All the Fun of the Fair” challenge in Low Light Photography group (May 2014)
Featured in Low Light Photography (7 May 2014)
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