It’s Friday! Hope you all have a great and relaxing weekend and enjoy today’s daily inspiration submitted by Steve McOrmond. – Steve
I love your site and visit daily to get my Huff fix. I also love rangefinder photography, both film and digital. I’d like to share a few photos taken recently with my Leica M8 and wonderful Zeiss ZM 25mm f/2.8 Biogon T* lens, which rarely finds its way off my camera.
These pics were taken at “The Ex” or, more formally, the Canadian National Exhibition is Toronto. This annual exhibition includes a carnival midway, farm petting zoo and a whole lot more.
My wife and I hadn’t been to the Ex since we were kids. As an adult, I was struck by the contrast between the pure joy of the children at the midway and the general griminess and dilapidation of the rides and games tents; the clash of innocence and experience.
The post-processing in these images is a little heavier than I normally employ. There was just something about the over-the-top, garish quality of the midway – and that ominous sky – that seemed to call for some equally over-the-top processing and toning to bring out the atmosphere I was after. I used Lightroom, Nik Software Color Efex or Silver Efex Pro to get the look I wanted.
Larger versions can be viewed on my Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemcormond/
Thanks for the great content, reviews and the inspiration to get out and shoot, Steve!