Friday, February 5, 2010

Week 40, Day 285, February 4, 2010, Carousel Horse

This Carousel was first made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1909.  Today it is part of the Carousel Mall in Syracuse NY.  The horses are incredible, and all hand carved.

I only had a short amount of time to photograph.  Judy and I had purchased tickets to see the live broadcast of the A Prairie Home Companion.  The show was a lot of fun, and the High Definition Filming was incredible.

Lessons Learned:
  • I wasn't paying enough attention to my settings.  I should have used a higher ISO so that I could have gotten a higher shutter speed.  I have to learn the lesson again and again. (Especially for indoor photography)
Photo details: Exposure time 1/25 sec, Aperture f/1.8, ISO 100, Focal Length 50 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 82mm, Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, handheld.

13 comments:

Yolanda said...

Great composition and nice tonal range on the b/w. Love the bokeh too! Very nice! Monochrome weekend?

Gary's third pottery blog said...

STEVO! Great pic but we missed ya at the Chapterhouse today :)

Andrew said...

Masterful bokeh, and the monochrome conversion didn't leave it looking flat (which is my biggest challenge)!

James said...

Very cool picture Steve. I knew it was a 50mm lens the second I saw it. I just bought one today. Now I'm trying to think of interesting things to shoot with it.

Dragonstar said...

I used to love these horses (when I was very much younger!) Nostalgic.

Tunes Photo said...

Nice!

Serendipity said...

I really like the composition. Great shot!

plainstufftoo said...

still a nice creative photo... and thanks for the tip

webruci said...

Wow! This is perfect! I like how you use the DOF for background.

RuneE said...

A nice capture - you have the background just right (though I might have tried to darkened the background a little bit)

Regina said...

How cool!

Sylvia said...

Poor little guy. He seems to be suffering a lot. Excellent image, though.

zem said...

Great tone and interesting subject.