Carousel of Wonder
Want to see something neat? Have you already seen it? This carousel sits on the edge of the Detroit River on a walkway that borders it: The Detroit River Walk. I've spoken of the circumstances of why I was there before, but to reiterate,... I was provided an opportunity to hang out with a couple of professional photographers for a workshop that featured the exploration of some really cool places in Detroit Michigan. The professional photographers are Olympus Trailblazers Jamie MacDonald and Mike Boening. Mike is from the Detroit area, so he knew some really cool places to hang out and get some awesome photo opportunities and work on fine tuning the use of our cameras.
The part of the river walk we were in housed some really great pieces to photograph. Not only was there the river, which was covered in fog, but there were man-made water features, a big top tent that covered an eating area, and people fishing from the dock. Occasionally runners would come through, and they made great photos as well. Included in the features of the river walk was this carousel.
The carousel was interesting to me because of the unique riding pieces attached to it. They seemed mystical, and nearly magical. A frog, a mermaid, a bird, etc.; all something to look at and capture for everyone to enjoy. Along the edge of the carousel was one of the water features. A crystal clear pool of water and a step for the water to fall down. I wasn't quite able to capture the waterfall to my liking, but the reflection of the carousel across the pool made the opportunity achievable. The cool fog that was beginning to extend from the water to the river walk completed the scene.
A great fog, an awesome carousel, and a reflecting pond made this photo something I will reflect on for years. Add that to the great photographers I got to spend the day with, and that makes for an even greater experience in the city of Detroit, Michigan. Thank you.
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