Top Ten in the “Country Charm” challenge in Statues and Such April 16, 2010.
Featured in Carousel Enchantment March 27, 2010.
Featured in The Keystone State – Pennsylvania group August 20, 2009.
Top Ten in ""Hot Shot" of the Keystone Group Shoot in Lancaster Area" challenge in The Keystone State – Pennsylvania group August 19, 2009.
Featured in All Original Fusion August 19, 2009.
Featured in Statues And Such August 16, 2009.
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This image is also available at Lois Bryan at fine art america in an exciting variety of framing and matting options.
I spied this beautiful carousel horse at Ann Rodriguez’s farm near Manheim PA when we visited on Saturday, August 8, 2009 with the The Keystone State – Pennsylvania group. I’ve always loved carousel horses and felt so bad that they could never jump off their track and just frolic in a beautiful field somewhere like their living counterparts. When I saw this guy, I fell completely in love and couldn’t stop playing with him with my camera and then in Photoshop!!
The horse’s image was taken near Manheim, PA with the Nikon D300 and the 18-200mm vr lens on August 8, 2009, shutter speed was 1/250, aperture was f/8. The image of the flowers was taken on April 18, 2009 with the Nikon D40x and the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens, shutter 500, aperture f/5.6. I’ve added a texture layer from CGTextures (thanks to RavenSoul ) and did a bit of erasing of the original background, then layered it all with the floral image I took when I was in Arizona from the gardens of San Jose de Tumacacori, near Tucson in April of this year.
I like to think that any any minute the poles will fall away and our little friend’s dreams of racing through the buttercups will come true!! Sorry Annie!!
Texture courtesy of CGTextures