Every year in the build-up to Christmas, our local shopping centre (Milton Keynes) has a great Christmas Showpiece in the central hall of its covered Mall – Xmas Tree, Santa, railway (all of 50yards or so), Grotto, sometimes a few craft stalls and always a wonderful old traditional Funfair Carousel. The atmosphere is improved by blacking out most of the glass so the whole area has an ‘after-dark’ feel to it. The kids love it.
I’ve never shot images of it before, but last week I suddenly realized what an opportunity there was here to shoot the Carousel in motion. I can’t remember the last time I attempted anything like this. Anyway, thanks to a solid upright or two (no tripod) to steady the camera I got some shots I was quite pleased with.
I feel I may have over-sharpened the first one. The process has, I think, tamed and reduced the blur in the highlights a little over-much. But it provides a slightly different interpretation to the last two that are left more as they were shot. Hope you like them.