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A creepy vintage coin operated fortune telling automaton machine at an amusement park. Shot with a Canon 5D MKII at Luna Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Edited and Texture added in Photoshop CS6 and Topaz Adjust.
10/28/2012 FEATURED in the redbubble group ART UNIVERSE
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Like from the movie BIG! cool shot :)
I know I saw that movie but have no recollection of it at all. I’ll have to refresh my poor brain! Thanks for the kind words Ms Bexy, cheers.
Ah, another fix for my ’awesome" addiction :-) You are too kind JR, thanks very much.
10-28-12 Congratulations!Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE
Thrilled for sure Kira, Thanks very much for the honor, You’ve made my day again :-)
Great find…although I’ve always thought these things were a little creepy!
That’s exactly why I had so much fun capturing it. I love these machines because they are damn creepy! I grew up in Brighton, a seaside town and we had arcades full of very creepy penny slot machines. There were scenes of guillotines where someone got beheaded every time you dropped a penny in the slot and graveyards full of ghosts, sick laughing sailors and lots of fortune tellers. Great stuff and nearly all gone now. Thanks for the comment, cheers.
Nice one Chris, I was in a small museum not long ago that had quite a few of these machines, I tried to get some pictures but very tricky due to reflections in the glass. I would have been very happy to get some shots as good as this.
Hi Yampimon, I had issues with the glass too but luckily this machine was in a shady area so it wasn’t too bad. You can still see a few flare areas on the image where reflections on the glass showed up. Under the right hand lamp and on his face are two problem areas for instance. I did what I could but gave up at a certain point :-). If I had had a wider closer focusing lens on the camera I could have gotten right up against the glass and eliminated the glass as an issue but I had a 70 – 300 and was stuck needing to be at least four feet out. Still not to bad eh? :-) Thanks so much for the great comment my friend, cheers.
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WOW, great banner, what an honor ! I’m thrilled and very grateful Pamela, thanks very much indeed, cheers.
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