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flying high by Skitterkins flying high by Skitterkins
My photo i am most proud of (:
also this was only taken with my poket camera.
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I really like this photo for different reasons.

First of all, I like the contrast between the sky and the yellow wheel. The not too powerful, yet not too dull contrast gives the image a nice warm and dreamy feeling, which makes the viewer think of his or her youth. Also, the fact that there are just two kids spinning while all the other seats are empty adds a bit of freedom and powerness to the variety of the feeling that this photo shows up.

There are many other photographs of wheels and fairy parks, some of them better, some worse. I think this a nicely taken one.
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Ah! When I saw this at first it made me smile! I do love the style you've achieved here and I can see why you're proud of this one.

There are three things I love the most from this, composition, action and vintage colouring. The composition is brilliantly executed and effective in conveying the action, which in turn leads to an expressive and emotion filled piece, which tends to be the goal of many photos, to express something in one way or another. The vintage colours may be becoming a lot more commonly used by I personally cannot help but have a soft spot for them, when used in a controlled way of course. All too often this effect can be over used or poorly executed, but not so here, it really suits the pale blue sky and yellow of the wheel to have these effects (not to mention the obvious nostalgia of the subject itself).

There are a couple of things I'm am less sure on, although I don't believe they are large flaws or anything of that kind. I am stuck half way on my opinion of the darkened corners, I appreciate the idea and they are nicely faded and not too overdone, and in one glance I think they work for the picture and in another, they distract. It could be a personal preference in the end, but I think I have usually come to the conclusion myself not to include them, even for the nostalgic effect.

The other thing being the focus, but it also again a matter of the intended outcome you had in mind, recreating a perfectly old fashioned piece of photography, including it's grain and focus, or to create a tribute to nostalgia with a vintage flair, utlising the best of digital photography to give a clear and focused view of the subject. I sort of feel that the focus should be nice and clear to give a modern mix to the photo but it's a matter of what your aiming for. I think to make it especially clear, once could duplicate the layer and apply the other - high pass filter in photoshop (again it is the only program I can directly speak about so apologies if it's not useful to you), with settings low between 5-10. Set that layer to hard light blend mode and adjust the opacity to a realistic amount. This will work wonders on bringing out all the edges of the intricate wheel designs and give the modern twist that I sometimes see in photos like these.

Lastly, I like the way the watermark has been designed stylishly and included in a well chosen spot with the opaque rectangle area behind it, although it might be even cooler if you faded the left side of the rectangle area out as if it were becoming a part of the picture (leaving the edge that touches the edge of the photo solid, if you see what I mean).

Hope there were some ideas here, it's a really fun and lovely piece. The enhancement is the main area of focus I would say but there's a lot more of this I love than want to see change.
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Lilith1995 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here: [link]
:D
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Envy4hearts Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i miss riding on that thing=w=~
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:iconskitterkins:
Skitterkins Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ive never been on one! D:
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Envy4hearts Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i did~ when i was...around..hmm...10 i guess??
I HAD AN AWESOME TIME!!XDDD
but i kinda freaked out coz i thought my shoe would fell offXDD
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vintagemeadows Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
A beautiful shot! I actually would've preferred it if the ride wasn't a bit dark, so that I could see the design on it better, but that's just personal preference. Other than that, this was a well-taken picture ~

Oh it makes me feel all nostalgic inside :iconsweethugplz:
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Skitterkins Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i still have the original, shoul i do a re-edit?
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vintagemeadows Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
No need :iconunicornglompplz:
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HeavyRainIsFalling Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Really beautiful, I love well captured shots such as this :heart:
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AndreaBeslic Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
featured [link] :iconcocoloveplz:
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:iconskitterkins:
Skitterkins Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you (:
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YadavThyagaraj Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool shot:)
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humannotdancer Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
We have this exact merry-go-round in sweden. ^^
Very well captured.
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:iconskitterkins:
Skitterkins Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it would be the same company which makes them.
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perfection-aint-me Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist
That is really awesome!!! XD
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Lightningbutterflies Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
simply epicness of epic town in epic universe XD
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soofXlove4ever Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow so beautiful! LOVE IT!
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IrminaIwanowna Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
just one word.. WOW :D
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:iconskitterkins:
Skitterkins Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you.
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xOxChrystalxOx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured you here [link] :dance:
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:iconskitterkins:
Skitterkins Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^-^
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AkariMarco Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful!!
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ddeactivatedd Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Where was this photo taken?
Cause I think I know~
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Skitterkins Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Adelaide show.
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ddeactivatedd Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Oh, nevermind then XD
I've just rode on one that's similar to this one then. :p
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Skitterkins Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
would be the same company from china or something making the machines
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ddeactivatedd Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Yah.
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mikey922 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If I knew how to nominate DD's then this would be my first nomination, ever
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Skitterkins Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aw thanks.
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Demetrias Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Amazing photo
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:iconskitterkins:
Skitterkins Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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SaraW-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Photographer
:iconheartballoonplz: Hello,
You have been featured right here [link] :happybounce:
It may be random but your work has caught my eye and I wanted to share it with others!
Thank you for submitting such a wonderful artwork! :love:

Sincerely,
Sara :iconlovesplz:
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:iconskitterkins:
Skitterkins Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(:
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Crystaldelic Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i'm so in love with photos like this!
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:iconskitterkins:
Skitterkins Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
(:
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bhudicae Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is gorgeous! nice shot! :D
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EllieStG Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
gorgeous colours and perspective! The blue sky really compliments the yellow wheel.
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meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
awesome perspective here :) makes me feel as though i'm up there :P hehe.. actually makes me feel a little dizzy :P Did you change the colours a little?

love this capture :) where was it? :)
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Skitterkins Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, i edited of course, made it look vintage ish.
this was at the royal adelaide show :D

thanchu
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meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
love it ~
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PORSCHER Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect moment and beautiful color composition :)
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:iconskitterkins:
Skitterkins Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
^-^
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BlueySerperior Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome :D I so wanna ride that thing right now
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TheMateriaMaster Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Is this at Flamingoland? It looks familliar! :love: It's stunning!
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:iconskitterkins:
Skitterkins Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no its was at the adelaide show.
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XenonHuman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
where is this?
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:iconskitterkins:
Skitterkins Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
well i live in Adelaide south Australia. Ever year we have a carnival which goes for about a week called "the royal Adelaide show" So i went there to take photos of the rides and animals and stuff.

i went alone ;-;
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XenonHuman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool! cause the ride looks exactly like the one in vancouver at the PNE.
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:iconskitterkins:
Skitterkins Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
probably maybe by the same people. i don't think there are to many ride makers in the world.
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XenonHuman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah
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FamiliarRainbow Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
magic
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