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Escape

This was the view above whilst I was taking yesterday's shot.  The escape stairs are such a feature of NY.

Challenge II - "Shadow" closing date is the end of the month.
Brief is simple, the focal point of the shot has to be a shadow.  I don't want to any pet's called Shadow or a stack of money won on a horse called Shadow...pure and simple it has to be a shadow based shot.  The reason I have set this as the challenge is that quite often we are distracted by the solid subject, whether it be a person or a lamp or chair and quite often we overlook the shadow it has created in either bright sunlight or even strong light.  It can make a interesting composition when considered.

For information on how to get involved click here


Escape

This was the view above whilst I was taking yesterday's shot.  The escape stairs are such a feature of NY.

Challenge II - "Shadow" closing date is the end of the month.
Brief is simple, the focal point of the shot has to be a shadow.  I don't want to any pet's called Shadow or a stack of money won on a horse called Shadow...pure and simple it has to be a shadow based shot.  The reason I have set this as the challenge is that quite often we are distracted by the solid subject, whether it be a person or a lamp or chair and quite often we overlook the shadow it has created in either bright sunlight or even strong light.  It can make a interesting composition when considered.

For information on how to get involved click here


comments (9)

Beautifull lines in this picture!
BeakerSt: Cheers Frank smile
  • Sheeplover
  • Pembrokeshire, S.W. Wales
  • 19 Apr 2007, 12:20
Nice spot Simon.
They used to say that only tourists looked up in NYC...
Should be updated to Tourists and scene-spotting photographers smile
  • wailor
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 19 Apr 2007, 12:29
i like it
  • Ellie
  • 21 Apr 2007, 00:23
Busy and complicated, but very good to look at smile
I don't what it is about the lines but they sure work.
Pure urbanism and architecture. I like to see the full screen of these lines.
  • Frank
  • Zwolle
  • 22 Apr 2007, 10:55
Hello Simon, my entry for the shadow challenge is
http://cheapsuit.shutterchance.com/photos/1934/73776_35.jpg
BeakerSt: I've seen the revised comment so I have your full size entry...thanks Frank smile

Cheapsuit / Frank – “Shadow” posted April 22nd and submitted against a theme entry of 'Shadow' at www.beakerst.shutterchance.co.uk
http://www.cheapsuit.shutterchance.com/photoblog/73776.htm

Relevance and Creativity
I like this a lot, you’ve gone out of your way to come up with something different. Scores 9

Overall impact
It’s got enough detail for the viewer to know what it is but it’s also got enough motion blur to keep the eye dancing around taking it all in. It’s a really nice balance between the two. Scores 8

Composition
Yeah I think it’s composed really well. There’s good balance between the dark body and the light floor surface. You can pick out the handlebars and brake cables in the middle which is important so that the eye can quickly understand the picture. There’s just a couple of bits that look in too much detail on the ground that then draw the attention, the first is the ‘x’ shape of brightness towards the top and then a cover of some sort towards the bottom left. It may be picky but the background needs to be uniformly out of focus to keep the eye on the bike, as these things are too clear they destract. Score 8

Quality of image
Not much wrong, scores 9

Total: 34/40
  • mal
  • 24 Apr 2007, 16:55
I like this, I'll be thinking along these lines for your challenge. mal
  • Jarrett
  • Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • 30 Apr 2007, 07:15
This is an awesome pattern study. There are so many horizontal lines that they totally overshadow the perspective convergence as the building goes up. I like the muted color pallet as well.
BeakerSt: Cheers Jarrett

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