Shock the Brass Circus Monkey

Not my Circus – Not my Monkeys (because my monkey’s fly!).

On a visit to Florida, we stopped at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota. The museum was a great stop, but this Monkey really grabbed my eye. It was a statue that Ringling kept for visitors to leave their calling cards on the tray in his hands.

I had to work this photo, it was eerie and spooky in ways that I really wanted to bring out in the final image. I added a number of different textures in On1 Photo, and created a darker feel to the image bordering a horror meets steampunk feel.


  • Camera: NIKON D610
  • Focal length: 45mm
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.2
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/13s
  • Taken: 17 August, 2014

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