Sunday, February 22, 2009

Shadows: Merry Go Round

Merry Go Round 5

Found this outside a seedy discount store. The bleak, shadowy, concrete walkway and the forlorn little carousel were somehow eerie, like a portal into the Twilight Zone. The shot would have been better without the cage in the background, but what're ya gonna do.


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12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Great shot! even with the cage! love those merry-go-rounds! Thanks!

Chris said...

You're right, you did capture that bleak, desolate feel of that scene. Great job.

Thanks for the comments about the eagle, wise words!

onevintagephoto said...

very good shadow shot!

maryt/theteach said...

Really great, maraca! Nice sharp shadow. The sun must have been very bright! :)

Hey Harriet said...

I agree with you about it being a little eerie. It's a fantastic shot with lovely crisp shadows. Nice shadow spotting there! Don't worry about the cage in the background...it looks fine to me and just adds a little something to the eerie feel of the image. Have yourself an awesome week ahead :)

PJ said...

It's the fate of nearly every mom/dad that sooner or later they're going to have to do the merry go-round. On a bad day, it's very bleak. On a good day, amusing. I like the photo. Happy SSS!

M.Kate said...

Nice shot..it looks like a deserted place :P

Carletta said...

Love the shadow and I'm smiling at your description of the scene. I can just about hear Rod Sterling's voice ...."the innocent child's carousel stands silent as John Doe walks by the columns casting shadows on the sidewalk. He doesn't know he's about to enter that parallel universe we call The Twilight Zone."

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The shadows in the foreground have interesting shapes. Yeah, too bad about the cage.

My Shadow Shot Sunday post is at
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The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

ohhh...you are right - we heard the Twilight Zone's theme song as soon as we saw the picture! Very cool shot!

Catherine said...

looks very No Country for old men to me... eerie motel land with that pudding basin hair cut serial killer lurking around the corner somewhere!! very spooky..

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

Okay, here's your box of chocolates...I'm officially in {luv}!
Not only is the shadow in this picture great, the nostalgia of the merry-to-round is heart tugging!
Thanx for such great memories