BeakerSt

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Old Master

One to help Ade with his search  ;)

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.

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Old Master

One to help Ade with his search  ;)

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 (7)

  • Frank
  • Zwolle
  • 25 Apr 2007, 00:53
Somehow my entry to the shadow challenge refers to the thumbnail of my entry. Hope this one is the right one.
http://www.cheapsuit.shutterchance.com/photoblog/73776.htm
BeakerSt: 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
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • 25 Apr 2007, 06:34
Hi Simon - for the competition, could you remind me if the posted shot has to be a new post, or could the link sent to you be to one already on SC? I assume it has to be new, hence to get you out there taking photos....?
BeakerSt: That is the intention, it's meant to be more of a challenge to yourself than a competitive challenge of others. I also would prefer to review new images rather than look back at old archived submissions. Hope that's ok...you've still got a weekend left wink
  • Sheeplover
  • Pembrokeshire, SW Wales
  • 25 Apr 2007, 09:35
This has such a great feel to it, Simon. Any unusual PP here?
BeakerSt: I'll be honest. The tree was underexposed so I ended up having to do some heavy dodging and burning (selective lightening and darkening) in photoshop to get any detail in it. I also cloned a few of the salvaged tree areas and copied them carefully around the structure. The foreground was darkened a bit to compensate and make it look less odd. It was a very very bright day as this was between Adelaide and Melbourne in January.

Thanks for the comment...must call you soon!
  • Lilith
  • Lost Highway
  • 25 Apr 2007, 10:02
It seems unusual to have such a big tree in a desolate windswept location. Well spotted
  • sk
  • 26 Apr 2007, 08:07
hmmmmmmm................very good shot man
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 26 Apr 2007, 15:27
very nice. almost looks like an aussie shot
BeakerSt: It is wink
Nice B&W old postcard

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