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Contest Finalist in Fairs Photo Contest
Winner in All the Fun of the Fair Photo Challenge
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Contest Finalist in Clever Angles Photo Contest
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Outstanding Creativity
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Magnificent Capture
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Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol3Top 10 rank
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol3Top 10 rank week 1
Everything In Black And White Photo ContestTop 20 rank
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Amusement Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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Diagonals And Composition Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 rank
Diagonals And Composition Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 rank week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 rank
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 rank week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 rank week 1
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol4Top 20 rank
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Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol1Top 10 rank
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol1Top 10 rank week 2
Fairs Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Fairs Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol1Top 10 rank week 1
Fairs Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Spectacular Monochromes Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Spectacular Monochromes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
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Diagonal Shapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Architectural Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 rank
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Euphoria Photo ContestTop 20 rank
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Euphoria Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
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Monochrome Objects Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Black and White Leading Lines Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Clever Angles Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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Composing with Curves Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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28 Comments | Report
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 11, 2016
Amazing job! Voted Can You Move It.
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 June 11, 2016
Looks like sooo much fun! シ
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 17, 2016
Voted Body Language!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 17, 2016
Voted Wow!
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt July 07, 2016
this turned out so well!!
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole July 07, 2016
Wow....love this in B & W.....amazing detail!!!
mattblocker
 
mattblocker August 14, 2016
Cool!!
louisloizidesmitsu
 
louisloizidesmitsu August 14, 2016
Great!!!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots September 06, 2016
Congrats! Well deserved.
CaptureLifeUK Ultimate
 
CaptureLifeUK September 10, 2016
Brilliant capture...
Vanismile Platinum
 
Vanismile September 10, 2016
Incredible photo and great in black and white.
PeteEleyImages PRO+
 
PeteEleyImages October 27, 2016
Great Shot. B&W, understated but looks like perilous fun! Hence I awarded it the winner in my challenge.
heavenlyraine
 
heavenlyraine December 02, 2016
Looks great in black and white!
50wyldeman
 
50wyldeman January 21, 2017
Amazing. I spent Hours at our fair trying to get one nice photo This is awesome very well done
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
 
NatureLoverJJWal January 31, 2017
Congratulations on your awards!
markcote PRO+
 
markcote February 02, 2017
Nice capture and conversion!
jennahterrell
 
jennahterrell February 03, 2017
I'm so jealous I've been working on this forever doing fairs!!!!
marcdewitt PRO
 
marcdewitt February 04, 2017
Very nicely done. Love that you did it in B&W.
RDVPhotography
 
RDVPhotography February 13, 2017
Outstanding! Really like the B&W development, Superb
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden March 09, 2017
A spectacular photo, awesome!
richardalliers
 
richardalliers June 06, 2017
Very sharp image
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 12, 2017
Congrats on Fair Photos Finalist!!!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq August 12, 2017
An incredible, fantastic shot, Allison! Congrats on your Fair photos finalist award! :)
Mrsviruet
 
Mrsviruet September 05, 2017
Incredible
Mysterymantis PRO
 
Mysterymantis March 05, 2018
Very cool! Maybe you would like to enter this into my At the Fair challenge?
SmallTownRodeoPhoto
 
SmallTownRodeoPhoto May 22, 2018
stunning
geertweggen
 
geertweggen September 07, 2018
Wonderful scene and work
paulatchinson PRO+
 
paulatchinson November 07, 2018
Hi - this image would be a great entry for a challenge I have just created. Could you be persuaded to give it a go. Its 'FUN AT THE FAIR'. Go to my Viewbug Page - click on my avatar image. Click on the link to CHALLENGES, then CREATED. I hope you enter and best of luck.
Paul
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my hometown of Birmingham, MI at the annual fair. I am a self-taught beginner photographer, so every experience is a chance to learn something new. I went to the fair thinking, 'lots of color...bright lights...dizzying motion...this is going to be awesome!" And it was, but when I looked at the photos that I captured, I felt bombarded by exactly what I thought was going to be so great. The lights and colors and motion actually made every image look chaotic to me...thus, the fast shutter mono. I was hoping this one captured the tension of motion with very little motion blur to distract from the focus.
Time
This photo was taken mid-afternoon on the first day of the fair. I was actually just going to check out the set up and get some ideas for taking photos the following day, but I took a few photos anyway, because, hey...there weren't a million people there and I had a little extra time.
Lighting
It was a bright, sunny day with some really cool clouds...fortunately the sun was behind me when I framed this shot, so that the subjects were well lit, but I could use a pretty fast shutter.
Equipment
This photo was shot with a Canon 600D, stock 18-55mm/f/3.5 lens. No other equipment was involved.
Inspiration
I really liked how the rides were sort of stacked from this angle
Editing
I do all of my post-processing in Aurora HDR...whether I'm working with bracketed shots or not (this was not bracketed). I first processed this in color, then decided that the color pulled the eye all over the place, meaning that there was no clear focus. I then tried a selective color version, which I liked better than the full color, but that seemed to create almost too much of a focus on the Skater ride. When I decided to do it in b&w, I bumped up the contrast and the detail a bit and then desaturated the whole thing entirely. So, in sort of a Goldilocks way, I opted for the mono...there, the focus seemed 'just right.'
In my camera bag
I'm still pretty new to photography (got my first DSLR for my birthday last year), so I haven't really collected much equipment. I shoot with a Canon 600D with a stock (18-55mm/ f/3.5) lens.
Feedback
Carnivals are awesome...there's so much stimulation (color, lights, movement)...really fun to shoot. But, one thing I learned is that what looks great in the context of the fair, may look less great in a single frame (many of the photos that I took that weekend were disappointing testaments to this). What I will do the next time I have the opportunity to take photos at a carnival is to look for the big shapes and how they fit together in interesting ways. Also, I only spent a little time taking "street-like" photos at this fair...I think I'll try to have a little more patience and take more photos of the people...LOTS of drama at a carnival!

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