I'm a little bit all over the place with my subjects, going from a Stained Glass Jesus, to Seinfeld's Cafe, to Haunted Hospitals, to Hawaiian Beaches, and now a spooky looking Roller Coaster.
Actually, this one isn't spooky at all in real life, perhaps its just the dark brooding clouds.
As with abandoned buildings that look spooky, I had the idea to capture an amusement park when it was closed for the season.
For some reason, Amusement Parks that are usually teaming with life and activity of innocent children look SO out of place when Empty and Void like it does here - and THATS what captured my attention.
Hope you like this strange view of Vancouver in hdr.
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dkmurphys (54417) 2012-12-27 11:13
I like the atmosphere around this structure. The colors are quite nice and the shadows are perfect. Well taken!
Waylim (25442) 2012-12-27 11:16
Very cool shot, the atmosphere is really well captured. As you said, it is spooky, the stormy dark clouds contributed to the mood. There is so many different shade and contrast in the cloud. I like the play of shadow as well with patches of light piercing through the clouds onto the stadium seatings.
Happy New Year.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-12-27 11:18
the HDR treatment here is so good at bringing out the sadness of winter at a place that is alive in the warmth of summer. Your POV and the sharp detailing are also key to making this atmopshere all the more palpable. I love the effect it is quite sensual and compelling. Well done Craig - highly original imagery!
Regards - Brian.
jemaflor (91201) 2012-12-27 11:45
Well managed, interesting capture and presentation with this very brightness grey sky in the bg.
dta (72937) 2012-12-27 11:51
Hello Craig ,
The dark cloudy sky provides a strong backdrop to this very well composed and interesting scene .
Well done .
lousat (85018) 2012-12-27 14:34
HI Craig,this pic is really beautiful,what a pov and what a perfect HDR postprocession,remember me a lot a PIC taken in Morocco 3 years ago,same architechture and same sky...obviously i like it..ehehe....have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
emka (89253) 2012-12-27 15:00
Hi Craig, it looks spooky, maybe because it looks abandoned or the dark clouds make this gloomy atmosphere. Hdr enhances this impression. Excellent shot. Have you used this coaster? It is not the type of amusement for me..
carlo62 (41173) 2012-12-27 15:14
un cielo molto drammatico, su cui spiccano i colori della struttura bianca e rossa.
Le gradinate sono molto interessanti, però ho provato a guardare la foto senza di esse e devo dire che forse mi piace di più senza.
GiovanniG (3064) 2012-12-27 18:47
Wonderful capture of such moodiness. Certainly reminds one of life's transitions. Great capture with troubled skies and great foreground light. Well done!
jjcordier (79289) 2012-12-27 22:09
J'aime les tons d'image, le cadrage, la lumière et le bon travail de HDR qui crée une atmosphère spéciale. Très intéressant!
Silvio1953 (133654) 2012-12-28 0:51
Ciao Craig, great view of interesting structure, lovely composition with beautiful PP work, superb sky, splendid light and wonderful soft colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
snunney (92440) 2012-12-28 2:28
I like this shot very much. It is well constructed and has a superb atmosphere to it. The sun-kissed benches sweeping in from the right make a great frame for the graphical lines of the coaster. Fine photo work.
Sergiom (70492) 2012-12-28 5:38
J'aime beaucoup l'atmosphère qui se dégage de cette composition. Tu as su laisser parler le ciel et la lumière dans cette solitude.
krzychu30 (15510) 2012-12-28 6:20
I agree with you-the amusement park devoid of people makes a rather gloomy impression.Even more in combination with these dark,dramatic sky,which intensify only this feeling.Almost like a scene from the movie "I am Legend" with Will Smith:)
I like the subject you chose for this photo,just like your perfect HDR treatment.And I think the cloudy sky is one of the greatest advantage here.
rychem (30263) 2012-12-28 10:45
Great clarity and sharpness of this photo, interesting atmosphere made of dark clouds on the sky, good management of light
fabbs99 (17129) 2012-12-29 0:31
Superb shot with excellent light management.Perfect framing to give the composition a alot of elegance.Very well done.TFS.
Wish You Happy New Year,
delpeoples (56002) 2013-01-02 23:53
Don't apologise for the variety in your Gallery, I love it! An you're right about how spooky funparks can look when they're empty. They're so different when they're full of people, lights and moving rides. This one gives us a whoe new aspect to fun parks (and is a cracker for my Theme on them). I see the HDR is a little more heavy handed here than your usual - but very appropriate for your subject and the mood you were trying to evoke.
Cheers and happy, happy New Year
jcpix (13846) 2013-01-07 15:05
This almost has the look and feel of the coaster that now sits in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy...out of place!? I like the dark, impending clouds in contrast to the rest of the scene, it does appear spooky. Red is such a dominant color too that the tracks really stand out against the black. Great recognition of the otherwise unassuming and "lifeless" period at the park.
Happy New Year!
olive224 (2719) 2013-01-26 10:37
A very dramatic shot ;)
Well done ;)
The red coaster in the grey clouds....brrrrr !!
I only find it a bit unsharp but it's a personnel POV ;)
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (63128)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/22, 1/5 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Fun At The Funfair II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-27 10:24