Set This Circus Down

saw some people setting this carnival up and the sun was glaring and I realized, THIS is the shot for the breaking the rules challenge. It also makes me think of my mom. And the song by Tim McGraw. I added a couple textures from picmonkey and did a cross process and I LOVE this... I'm very proud of the end result and I think this might be my favorite shot of mine since I started 365 (which of course probably means no one will fav it and everyone will hate it LOL)

Definitely best viewed large if you get the chance
Fantastic Jeff!! fav!!
posted May 17th, 2012  
Saweet! Fun shot and funky cool processing!
posted May 17th, 2012  
Very cool! I like the textures and coloring!
posted May 17th, 2012  
Awesome shot and very cool processing!!
posted May 17th, 2012  
Your processing so creative!!! This is awesome!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@memejanetx3 oh wow, thank you!!! Normally when I think a shot is just okay, it resonates well with people on 365 and if I love it a lot, its just me LOL... so THANK YOU

@amandalomonaco thank you Amanda!!!

@superbeyotch thanks Chris!!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@mummarazzii thank you Lisa!

@copperheadglass thank you so much Meredith!!!
posted May 17th, 2012  
Nope. Love it. Total fav.
posted May 17th, 2012  
I love this, great processing!!! Laughing at the Burger King sign....
posted May 17th, 2012  
What else can be said...this is absolutely fabulous! Fav!
posted May 17th, 2012  
Fab shot..
posted May 17th, 2012  
Love the vintage feel to this!!
posted May 17th, 2012  
Fantastic shot. Love the processing. Fav.
posted May 17th, 2012  
@dolittlemd thank you so much Cheryl!!!

@amysays wow! Thank you Amy! your kind words and fav are much appreciated

@scooter thank you Scooter! (I'm actually glad the BK sign shows up... it adds character)

@groovygirlrn You are so kind! Thank you Sheri!!

@nikkic thanks Nikki!

@mafiatom okay okay, I admit I was way wrong about that. Thanks a bunch Tom!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@bdb3471 thank you Brian!! That's part of what I'm proud of with this shot :)

@edie Thank you Edie!!! You're so sweet :)
posted May 17th, 2012  
@jsw0109 I thought the BK sign was perfect in this!!!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@scooter :D thanks! They're setting this up in a mall parking lot and I took this from the McDonald's parking lot.
posted May 17th, 2012  
that's gorgeous, Jeff... love the light and the processing adds such interest to it!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@northy that makes me happy that you like it! Thank you!
posted May 17th, 2012  
This is fabulous...love the processing...it has such a different "feel" than anything I've seen. Nice job!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@imkayde wow, thank you!!! what a wonderful thing to say
posted May 17th, 2012  
LOVE! Fav too :)
posted May 17th, 2012  
@jillmstruss thank you so much Jill! That means a lot
posted May 17th, 2012  
Very cool!
posted May 17th, 2012  
It's beautiful… I love glare breaking rules
posted May 17th, 2012  
Nice, Jeff. Great btr shot.
posted May 17th, 2012  
@msk1p2 thank you Sandra!

@sugarmuser thanks Sharon!

@beckys thank you Becky!!!
posted May 17th, 2012  
Love the processing - fav - keep on breaking rules!!!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@pjonas Thank you Patty! you rock!
posted May 17th, 2012  
Neat processing and great btr shot!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@beachradish thank you so much!
posted May 17th, 2012  
This could be a winner. You are right to feel proud.
What Tim Mcgraw song?
posted May 17th, 2012  
Oh, I love it...instant fav! Also love the title. Great work all around!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@tigerdreamer wow, thank you Karen! The Tim McGraw song is called Set This Circus Down from the album of the same name
posted May 17th, 2012  
very nice processing
posted May 17th, 2012  
@cmc1200 I really appreciate that Caryn! Thank you!!

@yentlski thanks Jim!
posted May 17th, 2012  
Wow, that is such creative processiing Jeff. It's just fabulous! I know what you mean though about how sometimes you think you've done just ok and everyone loves it and other times YOU love it but everyone else is a bit less excited. I think you've got the winning combination on this one though! Congratulations!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@terryvet92 thank you Terry!!!

@partycorn that's sweet of you to say Tina, but I won't hold my breath. This place can be very unpredictable. I'm very proud of it and its something I was actually very excited about by the time I put the finishing touches on it.
posted May 17th, 2012  
Very nice edit Jeff, It so looks like a Tim Mcgraw song. Very cool sir!!!!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@rumonkey thanks Corey!
posted May 17th, 2012  
Like it!
posted May 17th, 2012  
Great shot, and very cool editing for it!:) I saw this circle today in my dream and thought i need to go and have a ride, with a camera of course)))
posted May 17th, 2012  
You have my vote, love the gritty feel of it, fav : )
posted May 17th, 2012  
This is fantastic Jeff, really out there but I love it, a fav!
posted May 17th, 2012  
I just love the editing! Great work! This will be in Top 20 this week :) Fav for me too!
posted May 17th, 2012  
this is really good.
posted May 17th, 2012  
Love this! Nice processing. It has an eerie feel to me, but then again the carnival or anything circus like freaks me out, so maybe just me haha
posted May 17th, 2012  
Wonderful processing Jeff.
posted May 17th, 2012  
Hello Jeff. I am new here at 365 and happened to come across this photo which I absolutely love! I lean towards vintage, historical subject matter. I am here to learn. I think I could learn alot from you. Your photography is very impressive. This is going to be one of my first few favs! :)
posted May 17th, 2012  
@heidimatter365 thank you!

@nyusha thanks Anna!!

@lorraineb I really appreciate that Lorraine! thank you

@kellc thank you so much for the fav Kelly!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@sabrinaromahn thank you for your vote of confidence and the fav! I'm not going to hold my breath, but as proud of the end result as I am, it WOULD be really nice to see it there.

@realrown thanks!

@shezzyj LOL Thanks Shez

@newbie thank you Stacey!

@d4photo13 welcome to 365 Donna! I feel so honored and blessed by your comment (and being one of your first favs! WOW). I've been to your page and I have to say, you've got more skills that I had when I first started 365, so it will be exciting to watch your growth. Followed you.
posted May 17th, 2012  
Awesome shot, and awesome processing! This is a winner! Fav! :-)
posted May 17th, 2012  
Yeah!!! I'm hoping to learn alot!! Thanks for such a nice welcome!! :)
posted May 17th, 2012  
Jeff I Fav'd this before it even fully opened. Magnificent photo and love the cross processing on this. Makes we want to go shoot right now!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@allisonrap thank you Allison! I truly appreciate it!

@d4photo13 You will. I've learned tons from this community!

@michaelelliott wow! that is such high praise coming from you! That has made my day (I know, its early, but if things start going downhill,I'll just reflect on this :)
posted May 17th, 2012  
Love this too Jeff. The textures you have added are great
posted May 17th, 2012  
@jantan thank you Jan!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@tjdude thanks Tom!
posted May 17th, 2012  
Great shot and processing! Love it!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@lyoungs1023 thank you Elizabeth!
posted May 17th, 2012  
Guess we all fooled you, we all love it... FAV!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@shirljess I know, right? The love this is getting has blown my mind. Its even been repinned on Pinterest over 3600 times. Thank you so much Shirley! I am so very grateful!!!!!
posted May 17th, 2012  
This is by far one of my favorite pics Ive seen on this site. Sends you back in time and yet the golden tones really gives you warmth like the sun is shining down on the perfect summer day. WELL DONE. amazing editing
posted May 17th, 2012  
@tbats22 WOW! Now I'm speechless! This feels like the best day ever! I am so moved and touched. Thank you!!!!!!!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@photopet thank you for such kind words! and the FAV

@dudell456 I don't mind. Welcome to 365. let me know once you start uploading photos. This is definitely a first for me... someone joining 365 over an image of mine on Pinterest.... I feel honored (and a tad bit embarrassed for some reason *blush*). Thank you for the FAV
posted May 17th, 2012  
I love what you did with this! Awesome work! (Fav!)
posted May 18th, 2012  
Wow! great processing, well done i love it!
posted May 18th, 2012  
Very cool processing, Jeff! Excellent job!
posted May 18th, 2012  
Sir. In a word: Spectacular.
posted May 18th, 2012  
@rockinrobyn thank you Robyn! very grateful for the fav!

@sanfil thank you so much Sandra!

@marlboromaam thank you ma'am :)

@dennyshunk wow, thank you Denny!!!
posted May 18th, 2012  
Love the processing
posted May 18th, 2012  
@kerristephens thank you Kerri!
posted May 18th, 2012  
Faaaaaaav! Well done, Jeff!
posted May 18th, 2012  
Mega cool processing, fav!
posted May 18th, 2012  
@orangecrush Thank you Jerry! So glad you like it!

@klemieux I really appreciate that Ken! Thank you!
posted May 18th, 2012  
Very cool editing!
posted May 18th, 2012  
@kaustin thank you!
posted May 18th, 2012  
This looks like art to me!! beautiful
posted May 18th, 2012  
@myhrhelper thank you Kathy!
posted May 18th, 2012  
awesome job, love the color and the textures fit very well
posted May 18th, 2012  
@bubbaloooo thank you!!!
posted May 18th, 2012  
Wow, amazing! Love it! Fav
posted May 18th, 2012  
@ulpiphotos thank you so much!!!!!!!
posted May 18th, 2012  
Awesome job on the processing & very cool comp :)
posted May 18th, 2012  
love the pic and processing, super news about the job, congrats!
posted May 18th, 2012  
I love it. Very very very nice...
posted May 18th, 2012  
@sjodell thank you Sarah!

@sunnygreenwood thank you Anne!

@relilla thank you Relilla! :)
posted May 18th, 2012  
ooooo yess i love it !
posted May 18th, 2012  
@golzman thank you Gogi!!
posted May 18th, 2012  
Extremely cool processing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted May 18th, 2012  
@calm thank you Cathy!!!!
posted May 18th, 2012  
Awesome processing on the Jeff. Great look and feel to the whole photo. Really make me think of the old time carnivals of when I was a kid. Great job!
posted May 18th, 2012  
@jcarrollphoto thank you Jim! that's the feel I was going for :)
posted May 18th, 2012  
isn't it the best feeling when you are pleased with your end product? I really like the yellow color.....it's happy.
can't believe this was pinned 3600 times. that is incredible!
posted May 18th, 2012  
@paulaag thanks Paula! I'm now questioning if the email alert from Pinterest was accurate though. Marcia was right there and saw it when I got it that showed how many times it had been liked and repinned, but when I got home and checked it on the laptop at the actual Pinterest site, I couldn't find anything to show how many times it had been repinned other than by my actual followers.... I also figured I'd see it all over when just doing a general browse if it had been repinned that many times....if the email was correct, it would be nice to see that on my profile when I log in. Either way, it still got the most likes of the photos I have pinned and was repinned the most, even if the email had a typo (like maybe it was really 362 instead of 3620)
posted May 18th, 2012  
Cool processing here , great idea . Afav
posted May 18th, 2012  
@jasonfury thank you Jason!
posted May 18th, 2012  
Great shot! And congratulations on the new job! :)
posted May 18th, 2012  
@dishaparekh176 thanks Disha, but I haven't accepted yet... I'm going to try to get more info first. After learning I can't trust my own niece, I need to make sure I can trust the offer is entirely legit first.
posted May 18th, 2012  
@jsw0109 Such is the reality of the world, but I do hope it is genuine! Nonetheless, this is an excellent photo and great processing!
posted May 18th, 2012  
awesome shot here Jeff, and congrats on the job etc around it....great exciting stuff!
posted May 18th, 2012  
Wow! Fantastic capture & processing Jeff! Love this! FAV!
posted May 18th, 2012  
@sparkle thank you Juliette!

@jgilker thank you Jessika, I really appreciate it!
posted May 19th, 2012  
Love it
posted May 19th, 2012  
@dougi555 thank you!
posted May 19th, 2012  
Oo like what you did here. Excellent
posted May 19th, 2012  
@fueast thank you!
posted May 19th, 2012  
It is pretty spectacular, congrats on the pp too
posted May 19th, 2012  
@housetohome Thank you Karin!!
posted May 20th, 2012  
A fav - WOW stunning - love it
posted May 20th, 2012  
@megsy thank you so much Megsy! I really appreciate the fav!
posted May 20th, 2012  
i found this through the discussion boards and i think it's fantastic too... i'm gonna follow you to keep up with these great shots and your ventures into the photography biz!
posted May 20th, 2012  
@speedy0901 awww, thank you Allison!
posted May 20th, 2012  
I love everything about this photo! Awesome!
posted May 21st, 2012  
@cherishl thank you Cherish! :)
posted May 22nd, 2012  
Wow! a lot of comments! Along with everyone else, I love this image! It reminds me of expensive "stressed" jeans. Edgy and cool.
posted May 22nd, 2012  
instant fave....love the processing!
posted May 22nd, 2012  
@daguerre thank you Lisa!!!

@graveyardgirl thank you so much! I appreciate it!
posted May 22nd, 2012  
amazing processing and composition.. wonderful Jeff!!
posted May 25th, 2012  
@kacule thank you!!!!
posted May 25th, 2012  
What an outstanding work,STUNNING.brilliant edit work.
posted June 4th, 2012  
Lyn
Can't remember if I saw this on Pinterest or here on PP. . .but a fav for sure. Incredible work. . .you are truly an artist! I just realized how fun it is to follow someone after he/she starts a thread and you get to "catch up". . .I think it's a wonderful way to get to know someone. . .thanks for all of these lovely peeks into your life!
posted June 4th, 2012  
@chummar I appreciate it Sunil!
@lyno it was on PP, but it got repinned quite a bit on Pinterest, so you may have seen it there as well. I so appreciate your comments Lyn... it has truly been a blessing
posted June 4th, 2012  
yes, your shots really have the vintage down perfectly! great work!
posted June 6th, 2012  
@vickisfotos thank you Vicki!
posted June 6th, 2012  
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