Sunset Swing - Carnival by mbrutus

Sunset Swing - Carnival

As Poppo Livy has told me many a time (or will when I actually meet him), "Sometimes, you've just got to have faith." Today, I had no plan to take any pictures. I had a class in the morning. Then planned to take a friend out for a birthday lunch and a movie. Thought I would just borrow a shot from yesterday's flowers or Tuesday's 365 outing. It was approaching 7 PM when I was driving John home. He happened to mention that there was a carnival setting up shop in the park across the street from his apartment. When I dropped him off, I think he expected me to head home immediately, as usual. Anyway, he must have been talking to Mrs. Brutus lately about the joys of watching me take pictures, because he immediately declined my invitation to check out the carnival which was just beginning to get into the swing, as it were. It was admittedly a pretty dinky carnival. Especially, before the sun went down. Afterwards, when many of the rides had few or broken lights, it seemed even seedier. And it proved increasingly difficult to shoot the moving rides with less and less light. Not to mention the parents who tended to look at you crosseyed if their kids happened to be in the shot. Though I pressed on and found that a few rides were well lit and somewhat photogenic at night. I chose this shot because it seemed somewhat basic but somehow visceral. Perhaps, I'll post some of the nighttime shots on the next occasion that I don't plan to shoot any photos for the day. Or as Poppo Livy (doesn't know he) likes to say, "You just got to have faith" and trust something to show up. It usually does. Now, I'm having faith that Poppo Livy will read this bedtime story and then turn out the lights to go to sleep. "Goodnight, Poppo LIvy."
No hesitation for a fave. Brilliant shot with gorgeous light and silhouettes. Well worth taking the time to visit the carnival just for this image alone.
April 22nd, 2017  
Doesn't look seedy in this shot, in fact it looks a fun place to be
April 22nd, 2017  
OMG, Marshall, this is magnificent, stunning, and a fabulous action shot. Love the light and the silhouetted riders. Fav..... Can't do anything else. From your description, it sounds like the "seedy" carnival that we get about twice a year here in town. In fact, it was here last weekend. Guess this weekend it's your turn.....
April 22nd, 2017  
Great photo.
April 22nd, 2017  
Cool shot!!! Glad you pressed on :)
April 22nd, 2017  
I got a photo against a great sky with one of these attractions. It might be the best to choose and from the angle these seats are - it is going past so fast! Really good! fav
April 22nd, 2017  
Great light & silhouettes, fab action shot!
April 22nd, 2017  
Absolutely fabulous. A huge fav and a great story.
April 22nd, 2017  
A shot worth waiting for. Fav
April 22nd, 2017  
ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
April 22nd, 2017  
@onewing Geez Babs. Don't encourage him.
April 22nd, 2017  
If I was one of the parents, I would have been very worried also.
April 22nd, 2017  
Love this wonderful capture. FAV
April 22nd, 2017  
Live the whimsical feeling of this.
April 22nd, 2017  
Great shot
April 22nd, 2017  
super shot!
April 22nd, 2017  
absolutely awesome. Sometimes the best shots are "found" out of the way . . . where we least expect them. Fav!
April 22nd, 2017  
Brilliant silhouette, fav
April 22nd, 2017  
Love this fav and follow
April 22nd, 2017  
Great choice. I admire your persistence in searching for a shot in tough conditions for good hand held photography.
April 22nd, 2017  
Love this
April 22nd, 2017  
Wonderful shot, fav.
April 22nd, 2017  
what an amazing shot - you have outdone yourself :) FAV
April 22nd, 2017  
Great shot. And Well spotted.
April 22nd, 2017  
As always a wonderful tale. I love this shot the shilouette against the setting sun evokes a definite feeling of enjoyment. Excellent shot.
April 22nd, 2017  
A beautiful capture! Love the angle, sun peeking through and lighting! Fav.
April 22nd, 2017  
The colors, action, and silhouette . Sometimes you gotta have faith. Beautiful shot .
April 23rd, 2017  
fabulous! fav
April 23rd, 2017  
What a great shot of the carnival ride in motion. Color of sunset really makes it even better. Nicely done.
April 23rd, 2017  
wonderful shot - tells a story
April 24th, 2017  
What a fantastic shot and story. Love the silhouettes!
April 25th, 2017  
Oh what a truly fabulous shot! Fav!
April 25th, 2017  
@littleconnie Thanks for your fave. Thanks for such enthusiastic comments.
April 26th, 2017  
@yorkshirekiwi It probably was fun. I just feel sorry for all the parents and grandparents. The rides were expensive and over in a flash. But it is fun to be out at night under the lights that there were.
April 26th, 2017  
@aglennc Thanks for your engthusiastic comments. It very well could be the same one. If your rides were overpriced and were over too quickly.
April 26th, 2017  
@bkbinthecity @mkoso65 @gosia @johnfalconer Thanks so much. Glad you liked it.
April 26th, 2017  
@jessiolsenphotography Thanks. Glad you liked this shot. It does get a little addictive. The need to feed the 365 machine. But it was fun to have something a little out of my ordinary to shoot.
April 26th, 2017  
@maggiemae Thanks. I bet your shot is lovely. I took one once many years ago of a similar but far grander ride in Paris. It was a much prettier, but less dramatic shot because it did not have the element of the setting sun.
April 26th, 2017  
@carole_sandford Thank you. So glad you liked it. Those are the same reasons I enjoy it.
April 26th, 2017  
@onewing Glad you like it. Thanks for the fav and for mentioning the story.
April 26th, 2017  
@photobird Thanks for your kind words AND the fav.
April 26th, 2017  
@terryliv Wake up, Poppo Livy! It's time to go to bed.
April 26th, 2017  
@terryliv Three comments on one picture, Poppo. I am flattered. Knew you couldn't pass up the kiddie jibe.
April 26th, 2017  
@777margo So glad you liked it. Thanks for the fav. Please visit again soon
April 26th, 2017  
@jerome Thank you. Means even more from one so accomplished as you
April 26th, 2017  
@jaybutterfield Hi, Jay. I agree with you. And thanks for the fav. Sorry I've been a little behind in my responding.
April 26th, 2017  
@craftymeg Thanks so much for your kind words and fav.
April 26th, 2017  
@moviegal1 Thanks so much for the encouragement and the fav and follow.
April 26th, 2017  
@cmsch52 Thanks for your kind words and fav. Please visit again soon. I like your icon.
April 26th, 2017  
@delhawk Thanks for the encouragement, Vince. The cameras are so much better nowadays. But there is a little technique and a lot of luck involved.
April 26th, 2017  
@koalagardens Thank you! Aren't you kind. And thanks for the fav.
April 26th, 2017  
@rookynook So glad you enjoyed this shot AND the tale. I don't know which takes more effort, so it means a lot to hear either or both is enjoyed.
April 26th, 2017  
@gardenfolk Thank you for being so generous with your compliments. Glad you enjoyed. And thanks for the fav, as well.
April 26th, 2017  
@habit Thank you so much for your kind comments. Please do visit again soon.
April 26th, 2017  
@lynnz Thanks for your encouragement and the fav.
April 26th, 2017  
@mrwowie Thanks for your kind encouragement. Please visit again soon.
April 26th, 2017  
@pistache Thanks for saying so. That's always my favorite comment to hear.
April 26th, 2017  
@louannwarren Thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoyed both.
April 26th, 2017  
@joysabin Thanks for the comment and the fav. I'm so glad you enjoyed.
April 26th, 2017  
@mbrutus You do know that you may have missed your calling, don't you? You are a superb writer, young man.
April 26th, 2017  
@mbrutus We just see the carnival set up,...... no kids at home who beg to go in.... No idea of ride prices, but we suspect they are high...... We never see all that many people in the area as we drive by the venue either.
April 26th, 2017  
This made the Top Twenty, congratulations, that's a huge honor! It is such a fabulous photo. I fav'd it when you put it on, I can't fav it a second time, or I would.
April 29th, 2017  
@louannwarren Thank you. I've only just noticed your comments on this page and, also, that there is such a thing as a Top Twenty and am very pleased to think that this photo actually made the list. Thank you for your kinds words and best wishes and also for expressing your enjoyment of my little story.
April 30th, 2017  
@aglennc I have a pretty good idea that the people do come, only they come a little later. They come out later at night, while we are like already home and turning out the lights.
April 30th, 2017  
Congratulations. I just knew this was Top Twenty material.
April 30th, 2017  
Beautiful shot that I missed the first time around. Congrats on the TT!
April 30th, 2017  
@johnfalconer Well, thank you. You're a wiser man than me. I didn't even know there was such a thing. What's more important to me is that you liked the photo. Thanks again.
May 1st, 2017  
@danette Thank so much. Just found out that they even have such a thing. But its fun to think of.
May 1st, 2017  
Just going through your project and laughing at your great stories! This image leapt out at me! Huge fave and now following.
June 1st, 2017  
@pamknowler Thanks for your comments, your favs and your following. I'm glad you've enjoyed the stories. Sometimes, I feel silly writing them. But a kind comment like yours, every once in a while keeps me at it. Many thanks.
June 1st, 2017  
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