Carousels were once called Flying Horses. Originally they were suspended from ropes and centrifugal force made them “fly” out.
This horse was hand-carved by master carver John Zalar at the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1918. I posted another photo of this carousel last Wednesday with additional information.
The history of carousel making in America can be traced back to the Dentzel family who arrived from Germany in 1864. The sixth generation of this family is still carving carousels in Port Townsend, WA. More information about carousels including a gift shop can be found here: http://nationalcarousel.org/index.html
This was a simple exposure, matrix-metered at ISO400. I let the outside highlights fall where ever. No HDR, no flash. Most of the PP effect came from Tonal Contrast with a little warming. I finished it by raising the luminance in the center and lowering it around the edges.