County Fair Midway

Discussion in 'Night, InfraRed, and UltraViolet Photography' started by Mike Z, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. Mike Z

    Mike Z

    May 30, 2005
    Northbrook, IL
    I went to the Walworth County Fair Saturday night with the hope of capturing some of the atmosphere of the fair. I think this is one that came close.
    48713857.

    Comments are always appreciated.

    Mike
     
  2. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Nice color. The sunset accentuated the capture.

    I like it.

    Thanks for sharing,
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Excellent image. I see you had a vision before you started. Well done.

    Almost looks loke a fine painting.
     
  4. Mike Z

    Mike Z

    May 30, 2005
    Northbrook, IL
    Patrick and Gale,
    Thanks for the kind words. Gale, the idea that it looks like a painting or illustration has occurred to me, too. I've printed it at 13 x 19 and it further supports that thought.
    Mike
     
  5. I really like this....feels like I'm right there at the Carnival


    Bohdan
     
  6. That is really amazing color, lending to the dreamy feel and potentially surreal nature of carnivals as depicted in stories. What filter did you use and how did you process it?
     
  7. Lovely image with great colors. You have caught this at just the right time of night to bring out the best of this fair.
     
  8. Mike Z

    Mike Z

    May 30, 2005
    Northbrook, IL
    Bohdan, Christian and Gordon,
    Thanks for the kind words.

    Christian, I wish I could say it was skill in using some secret filter, but it was just excessive use of CSPS Shadow/highlight.

    Mike
     
  9. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Hey Mike,

    I looks like the trip to Walworth County was a very good one. This capture is very nice. The colored clouds look great by the setting sun. The neon and colored florescent lighting is vivid and without blur. The overall color saturation and exposure are perfect. Great stuff, Mike.
     
  10. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

    That is a very well done photo Mike..
    That Shadow/highlight feature in PS is quickly becoming one of my favorite features of the program.
     
  11. I will have to remember how well the shadow/highlight can pay off! I thought you might have played with the color channels a little further, but sometimes everything is just perfect and you're right down to your skills as a photograher to make it happen. Great job!
     
  12. Mike Z

    Mike Z

    May 30, 2005
    Northbrook, IL
    Christian,
    You forgot to add blind luck, but thanks.
    Mike
     
  13. biggstr6

    biggstr6

    Apr 26, 2005
    Richmond,Va
    Very nice shot , I like it alot.
     
  14. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    Very nice effect. It looks like a good candidate for the Hayes Island Effect, which would really give it a watercolor look.
     
  15. Mike Z

    Mike Z

    May 30, 2005
    Northbrook, IL
    Biggs and Baywing,
    Thanks for your kind words.
    I have an idea of the Hayes Island Effect, but I don't know how to apply it. Do you have any idea where I could look?
    Mike
     
  16. Mike Z

    Mike Z

    May 30, 2005
    Northbrook, IL
    Baywing,
    I've cropped the image slightly and printed it at 12 x 18. It almost looks like an illustration already. I'll try the Hayes Island Café effect tonight and see how it works.

    Thanks for the pointer.

    Mike
     
  17. Mike Z

    Mike Z

    May 30, 2005
    Northbrook, IL
    For Baywing--Hayes Island Effect

    Baywing,
    Tried the Hayes Island Cafe effect. I just used the defaults without modification. Here's the result. Thanks for the tip. 48911628.

    Mike
     
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  18. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    I like the carnival look that it gives to the scene, goes with the theme.
     
  19. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    Hi Mike Z

    Reminds me of my childhood summer dreams.....the Carnival!

    This image is perfect!


    Regards

    RFC
     
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