February 16, 2013

Carousel, Wales

Photograph by Mahdi Dehestani, My Shot

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In the middle of a long journey in the U.K., while walking at Cardiff Bay in Wales, I was distracted by children screaming in happiness on a carousel. I could hardly remember the last time I was on one of those but could clearly remember the joy.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? The whole of this photograph, from the expression of glee on the girl to her hair flowing behind her, conveys the feeling of joy in motion. And I like that she is dead center—right in the middle of the fun. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor


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21 comments
Flora Sangreal
Flora Sangreal

Such a great photograph.It took me back to my childhood dreams;how much I loved horses and how much carousels sounded so real to me!!! 

I'm proud of you uncle.

water bird
water bird

what a perfect glimpse and split timing shot!   something which is timeless and carefree...   i think this is something which is synomous with a world of innocence..   and looking at this picture  captures exactly the look in my mothers eyes (at 83) when she sees a merry go round, and one can see her , going back in time with the gaze in her eyes


Once again
Once again

every thing in this photo is just so joyful the girl in motion holding the horse so much and the colors.love the joy it brings :)

ABHIJIT DUTT
ABHIJIT DUTT

Best part of the picture is it transmits the childlike happiness to its viewers

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

Just Love this!  The color, the joy, the fun, the flowing hair and carefree time!...And The Painted Ponies!  I remember!!!

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

This is a real, feel good photo. She's so happy, having soooo much fun. I can't help but smile when I look at it, even though there is a little sadness that my childhood is a lost world. Thanks for the look back Mahdi.


And the seasons, they go round and round,

and the painted pony's go up and down

we can't go back, we can only look 

behind from where we came,  

and go round and round and round

in the circle game.


Oktay Ortakcioglu
Oktay Ortakcioglu

cool.... nice to see some non exotic photos now and again :-)


Aditya Waikul
Aditya Waikul

amazing shot..!! I like the panning and perfect shutter..:))

water bird
water bird

@Cedar Waxwing    i don't know why... but somehow seeing cedar waxwing back as cedar Waxwing, makes it seem like all is well with the world,.,, even if popes can abdicate... :-) at least cedar wax wing is back :-)

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

@Cedar Waxwing  "Sixteen years and sixteen summers gone now.  Cartwheels change to car wheels through the town.  You tell them take your time it won't be long now, til you drag your feet to slow those circles down?"  One of my favorite songs!  Very appropriate for this great image!

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

@water bird @Cedar Waxwing  Hey water bird, thank you, it feels better being Cedar Waxwing. Barney Blasterson just didn't fit right. I did modify it a little from cedarwaxwing to the correct spelling Cedar Waxwing, for it fits the format of first and last names of the membership thingy.

 I trust all is well.

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

@SamanthaLyn Samuelson S. @Cedar Waxwing  Yeah, the Circle Game is one of my all time favorite songs, way at the top of the list.

  P.S. I noticed a 100th of a second after I hit "Post comment" my misspelling of the word, ponies. But alas, even a 100th of a second is still to late.

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