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Images => Themes, Portfolio Series, PaW, or PaM => Topic started by: smusesuse on January 13, 2017, 18:12:11

Title: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: smusesuse on January 13, 2017, 18:12:11
I was looking for a theme thread about shadows but couldn't find one. So I thought, why not start one? :) I'll go first with a somewhat weird dark portrait that - for some strange reason - I quite like a lot. Looking forward to your contributions!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: ColinM on January 13, 2017, 20:55:00
Nice one Susanne.
Amongst many things, my eye keeps being drawn by the enigmatic stack of crockery in the background (full of noses, eyes and ears).
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: ColinM on January 14, 2017, 00:30:15
And thanks to serendipity, I found this

(http://www.pbase.com/celidh/image/141320713/original.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: BW on January 14, 2017, 18:45:00
Since photography is all about shadow and light I feel the urge to contribute with a picture from this afternoon. Coming out from the store I couldnt resist this scene.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: smusesuse on January 14, 2017, 22:23:52
Nice one Susanne.
Amongst many things, my eye keeps being drawn by the enigmatic stack of crockery in the background (full of noses, eyes and ears).

Thank you, Colin! I agree with you, somehow the background really adds something. :)

I really like your shadow action shot! Makes me wonder whether the person was running towards us or away from us? Cool capture!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: smusesuse on January 14, 2017, 23:00:37
Since photography is all about shadow and light I feel the urge to contribute with a picture from this afternoon. Coming out from the store I couldnt resist this scene.

Interesting light indeed, Børge!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jacques on January 14, 2017, 23:18:12
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/667/32158501852_3388b2ac35_b.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: smusesuse on January 15, 2017, 10:27:39
Jacques, I keep wondering whether I see a strange kind of face in those shadows...  :o

Well, I definitely see a face in this one (at least parts of it):
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: elsa hoffmann on January 15, 2017, 18:32:07
This last one is SO my kind of thing. nice.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: smusesuse on January 16, 2017, 09:02:26
Thank you Elsa! You must have tons of very nice very shadowy shots!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: elsa hoffmann on January 16, 2017, 09:45:41
I have one :)
One of my very very first ones, also about 10 years ago
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: smusesuse on January 16, 2017, 10:01:16
Oooooh, nice!! That is a very cool picture, Elsa!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: elsa hoffmann on January 16, 2017, 10:33:38
Thank you Susanne :)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: John Geerts on January 16, 2017, 13:41:55
Beautiful examples and a nice theme.

Winter, low sun, longer shadows.  Nice for a walk...
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: smusesuse on January 16, 2017, 17:17:36
Very true, John, now's the time for long shadows.

But short shadows can also be interesting! :)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: armando_m on January 16, 2017, 18:35:26
Against the setting sun
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: elsa hoffmann on January 16, 2017, 20:45:18
Armando - thats nice!!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: elsa hoffmann on January 16, 2017, 20:45:55
Susanne - I really like the grain in your photo - suits it perfectly
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jacques on January 16, 2017, 22:56:06
Summer memories
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/596/31549591690_b486fb4254_b.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Joost Bollens on January 16, 2017, 23:27:17
low winter sun makes for some long shadows
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jakov Minić on January 16, 2017, 23:52:44
Some seriously good shadow photos are appearing!
I am enjoying it a lot :)

A repeat from Florence!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: smusesuse on January 17, 2017, 10:00:20
Wow, so many wonderful contributions! I like them all, particularly the composition of Jacques' Table and the Italian shadow selfie! I hope there's more to come. :) Oh, how glad I am I opened this thread! :)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jacques on January 17, 2017, 22:59:24
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/753/32221055632_08418cf06a_h.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: smusesuse on January 19, 2017, 23:33:58
Haha, Jacques, I love the last pole thingy breaking the ranks! :)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: smusesuse on January 19, 2017, 23:35:13
Here's another shadowy portrait, maybe some might even recognize the model?  ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: BW on January 20, 2017, 11:57:30
UV-light (blue) and UV-shadow (red) on on dull and rainy winter day here in Norway. Nikon D40x, Novoflex 35 mm with Schott filters. f16, 68 sec, ISO 100.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Akira on January 20, 2017, 12:32:58
Shot eight years ago (re-post from my older thread).   ::)

Panasonic G1, Ais Nikkor 50/1.2 wide open.  Still one of my favorite images.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on January 20, 2017, 12:37:21
Light and shadow interplay on a stubble field in mid winter.

(D200, 80-200/4.5 Nikkor)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Akira on January 20, 2017, 12:41:49
VERY artificial interplay of shadows and light (another re-post from my old thread).

D610, Nikkor-O 55/1.2 (a.k.a. CRT-Nikkor)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on January 20, 2017, 12:46:33
My girl friend is engaged in the rites of spring

(Nikon D3S, 105/2.5 Nikkor AI)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: smusesuse on January 20, 2017, 21:02:00
Ooooooh, so many new contributions, I like them all. I had to chuckle when I saw the spring rite dance. :) Very lovely.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jacques on January 20, 2017, 22:25:39
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1532/23819564593_0b979a3b4a_h.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Lars Hansen on January 21, 2017, 14:26:07
A sort of organic echo of Jacques' shot - a young inverted forest.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Lars Hansen on January 21, 2017, 14:35:44
Mirrored.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: BW on January 21, 2017, 14:55:18
Very intriguing forests. Jacques "forest" seem quite strict, but none the less very good :)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on January 21, 2017, 14:57:45
A dusting of fresh snow over the riperian forest along this lowland river made the trunks appear mirrored in the dark waters.

(200/2 AFS)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on January 21, 2017, 15:02:29
Shadows over fresh snow

(Zoom-Nikkor 28-50 mm f/3.5)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: armando_m on January 21, 2017, 18:37:34
falling apart
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: elsa hoffmann on January 21, 2017, 18:50:21
Here's another shadowy portrait, maybe some might even recognize the model?  ;)
oh my ! I am recognising half of the model. Don't know who the other half belongs to :)

Nicely done !!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jakov Minić on January 21, 2017, 23:20:17
oh my ! I am recognising half of the model. Don't know who the other half belongs to :)

Nicely done !!

He was young back then...
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Akira on January 21, 2017, 23:26:13
oh my ! I am recognising half of the model. Don't know who the other half belongs to :)

He was young back then...

"He" spares his other half to keep looking young for the future portrait sessions.   8)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Mongo on January 21, 2017, 23:56:25
"da Boss" throws ominous shadows - beware !
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jakov Minić on January 22, 2017, 00:06:23
Mongo, that is a true Boss :)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jacques on January 22, 2017, 01:03:01
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/383/32327511531_df440fb2e6_h.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Mongo on January 22, 2017, 06:10:23
Mongo, that is a true Boss :)

Thanks Jakov. It seems to be true because ' Joe sent him '
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Les Olson on January 22, 2017, 08:52:37
At the Danish Maritime Museum in Helsinger.  Nikon F100 with 50/1.8G and Ilford FP4 film.

Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Akira on January 22, 2017, 09:40:54
Very chic image, Les.  I love it!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: smusesuse on January 22, 2017, 09:50:16
oh my ! I am recognising half of the model. Don't know who the other half belongs to :)

Nicely done !!

Thank you, Elsa! :) The other half was a dark, dark creature. ;D

He was young back then...

;D ... young ... ;D

Very chic image, Les.  I love it!

I second that.

Very cool new additions to the thread!!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Mongo on January 22, 2017, 11:36:58
yes, a very interesting image Les. The shadows are almost "playful". Nice work.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Bill Mellen on January 22, 2017, 15:08:25
Lost in the world of the iPad...

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Odds-and-Ends/Odds-and-Ends-2016/i-vGmN6sQ/3/X3/DSCF2435-X3.jpg) (https://billm7.smugmug.com/Odds-and-Ends/Odds-and-Ends-2016/i-vGmN6sQ/A)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Lars Hansen on January 22, 2017, 17:40:07
From a wooden tipi
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 22, 2017, 23:24:22
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2458/3997775959_5c471606dc_b_d.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on January 22, 2017, 23:26:26
Very ominous shadows ...
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 22, 2017, 23:33:30
This lightens the mood
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2158/2058777748_05202360ee_b_d.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 23, 2017, 00:12:54
light shadow
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 23, 2017, 00:13:49
This lightens the mood (https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2158/2058777748_05202360ee_b_d.jpg)

Wonderful three dimensional scene!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Akira on January 23, 2017, 00:15:51
This lightens the mood

Great multiplication using the shadows!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 23, 2017, 00:33:12
Last shadow of the day.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/619/31626077824_4a0149706b_h_d.jpg)


In case you are wondering what you are looking at, this is the back side of the metal screen enclosing the heart of the building I'm working on. It is that dark multifaceted structure below:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/532/32348070721_a3c5733662_z_d.jpg)

There are 4.7 million holes in it.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Mongo on January 23, 2017, 11:14:28
#1 - subtle sand shadows
#2 - the shower, eggs and laundry basket

Frank, it is particularly interesting when a light becomes a shadow. well seen

Jack, particularly like the goldfish shadows. clever.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Akira on January 23, 2017, 11:34:09
From a wooden tipi

Lars, this is a brilliant capture!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Lars Hansen on January 23, 2017, 18:24:48
Lars, this is a brilliant capture!

Thank you so much Akira!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Lars Hansen on January 23, 2017, 18:29:51
A Nepenthes plant on a wall.     
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Post by: brent_e on January 25, 2017, 03:20:11
A couple from a trip in late 2014
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jakov Minić on January 25, 2017, 10:56:22
Brent, where is that substantial piece of rock situated?
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: brent_e on January 25, 2017, 13:00:24
Brent, where is that substantial piece of rock situated?

They keep Yosemite in California!   ;D
that is the base of Cathedral Rocks! 
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on January 25, 2017, 19:44:05
Hi, this is taken yesterday in Madrid, there is the 35 and 85mm  versions on crop sensor
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Akira on January 26, 2017, 08:46:01
Hi, Nasos, the texture of the curtain and the light in the first image is so beautifully delicate!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: HCS on January 26, 2017, 13:11:15
Great images here, both shadow and light.

My image is funny rather than good. A tree throwing a very strange shadow.

Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Lars Hansen on January 26, 2017, 13:56:30
My image is funny rather than good. A tree throwing a very strange shadow.

I tend to find funny, odd, curious, thought-provoking images good. That's a good image imo. :D   
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Lars Hansen on January 26, 2017, 13:59:30
Life under the surface revealed by a shadow
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: John Geerts on January 26, 2017, 16:55:37
Great examples.

The music-scene, with usually different lights, can create shadows and light.

Trio: 'Three Shades of Grey' 
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jacques on January 26, 2017, 21:02:50
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5780/20986170423_a75a0826d4_b.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: smusesuse on January 27, 2017, 15:19:09
Oooooh, I like the shadows in the Madrilene curtains! :)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on January 27, 2017, 19:12:49
Akira, Susanne thank you, I get in the hotel room for five minutes and I couldn't resist in this light and shadow glory.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Thomas G on January 28, 2017, 18:24:37
not fisky
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Post by: golunvolo on January 29, 2017, 17:57:41
So, this is winter here.

  Jack, love the 3D fishes and shadows!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jacques on January 29, 2017, 18:47:56
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1689/23978515870_60cc18c27c_h.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: golunvolo on January 29, 2017, 19:50:19
Mesmerizing
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Akira on January 29, 2017, 22:07:08
Jack and Paco, both are great findings and well captured!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jacques on January 30, 2017, 22:07:25
Thanks Akira.
Contrasting lighting in a recently opened coffee shop
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/591/32463036452_52f890db09_h.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Akira on January 31, 2017, 01:08:40
Shot in Shibuya, Tokyo yesterday.  Multiple combination of shadows and lights.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: golunvolo on January 31, 2017, 09:33:51
Walking shadow
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: smusesuse on January 31, 2017, 21:39:04
Shadows of a larger proportion.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Lars Hansen on February 02, 2017, 19:55:47
A really enjoyable thread!

A bit more creepy...
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: golunvolo on February 03, 2017, 00:08:27
Larger than life
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 03, 2017, 08:54:10
Paco, Paco, Paco! Larger than life!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: HCS on February 03, 2017, 13:21:09
Paco, Paco, Paco! Larger than life!

+1

What an exquisite image !
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Thor Lidasan on February 03, 2017, 13:35:21

"Doublevision"


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5619/22554496206_95bc7b59da_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/An4FWf)Trick-or-Treat-web-version (https://flic.kr/p/An4FWf) by ny6263.362 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/17286562@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: golunvolo on February 03, 2017, 13:43:38
Thank you guys. This was taken during rehearsals, preparing myself for next day.

  Even if the performers are not with the same intensity, we as photographers have way more freedom in this cases.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: armando_m on February 03, 2017, 17:41:50
against the light, against the rock, against the wind
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 08, 2017, 08:00:14
Inside my current project
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/519/32736789706_8669c588da_h_d.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 08, 2017, 08:11:30
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/749/31963565603_a74ef256a1_b_d.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: MFloyd on February 08, 2017, 13:58:45
My English Bulldog taking a morning nap in a ray of light:
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: BW on February 08, 2017, 16:34:55
Inside my current project
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/519/32736789706_8669c588da_h_d.jpg)
Wow! Thats quite a challenge to construct and build. What is it going to be?
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 09, 2017, 03:58:09
Borge,

It is the inside of a new building for our product teams. It is a bit of a challenge, but it has been very interesting. We are going to move a couple of thousand people in this Autumn. The idea behind the design is that most of the active parts of the building are in the middle (you can see a multi-faceted heart towards the left) and that desks and workstations are around the outside. We hope this promotes people interacting with each other often, but not when they want to be working quietly. If you want coffee or need to use the bathroom you will have to go to the middle.

I'm sure to be posting more of the building as we go along.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: BW on March 11, 2017, 21:28:19
Looking forward to see the construction moving on :)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on March 16, 2017, 05:01:47
More after hours work on the construction site.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2037/32663546930_c19e85c46b_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RLndwf)DFJ_3293 (https://flic.kr/p/RLndwf) by Jack Dahlgren (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-d/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Bruno Schroder on March 16, 2017, 07:04:51
Wow, that's a very pleasantly intriguing one.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Akira on March 16, 2017, 08:38:30
Jack, this is a nice one in a Magritte style!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Erik Lund on March 16, 2017, 09:26:09
Jack, this is a nice one in a Magritte style!
Exactly! Super nice thread!

Foundations

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5823/23488093281_afaf99f49e_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BMyBPx)_EGL8520 (https://flic.kr/p/BMyBPx) by Erik Gunst Lund (https://www.flickr.com/photos/erik_lund/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Erik Lund on March 16, 2017, 09:31:45
DR Denmarks Radio

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/611/23166632719_e775a25d46_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Bia3N4)L1002953 (https://flic.kr/p/Bia3N4) by Erik Gunst Lund (https://www.flickr.com/photos/erik_lund/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Erik Lund on March 16, 2017, 09:34:38
Stockholm - Behind the castle

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5786/23587108015_fc71af87c3_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BWj6s8)L1007177 (https://flic.kr/p/BWj6s8) by Erik Gunst Lund (https://www.flickr.com/photos/erik_lund/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Erik Lund on March 16, 2017, 14:18:19
Opening

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/609/22943190744_fdcdd23791_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AXpRhd)_EGL8979 (https://flic.kr/p/AXpRhd) by Erik Gunst Lund (https://www.flickr.com/photos/erik_lund/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: golunvolo on March 16, 2017, 14:28:36
Oh, this is a nice light-space-puzzle with strong graphic impact
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jakov Minić on March 16, 2017, 14:36:28
Erik, powerful, again!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Erik Lund on March 16, 2017, 14:40:39
Escher inspired - Thank you ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Matthew Currie on March 16, 2017, 17:10:48
It snowed
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Post by: golunvolo on March 16, 2017, 21:58:06
It is an elephant!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on March 16, 2017, 23:56:46
It is an elephant!
Standing in whipped cream.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jakov Minić on March 17, 2017, 04:18:39
It is an elephant!

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Thomas G on March 20, 2017, 20:16:41
watching Porsches go by
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Post by: Jan Anne on March 20, 2017, 23:41:18
From our NG Lofoten event.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6069/6127481102_bc0a000ab9_o.jpg)
35/1.4G on D3s, Norway 2011
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Erik Lund on March 21, 2017, 00:02:25
Very nice! What a great workshop,,,,
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jim Covello on March 21, 2017, 16:06:12
Summer memories
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/596/31549591690_b486fb4254_b.jpg)

Wow. Love this one.

I like the way the same shape repeats in light and dark. Great use of harsh "unphotogenic" light.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jim Covello on March 21, 2017, 16:55:38
Life under the surface revealed by a shadow

Very clever.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jim Covello on March 21, 2017, 16:58:06
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/749/31963565603_a74ef256a1_b_d.jpg)

I like the contrast between the strong regular pattern on the right with the rather disordered lack of pattern on the left.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jim Covello on March 21, 2017, 17:00:56
DR Denmarks Radio

Neat image. The contrail leading to the sun star gives it a little extra something.
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: MFloyd on April 05, 2017, 15:20:18
Schoolboys watching the European Le Mans Endurance official 2017 test runs. Shadows on Monza's (I) old Parabolica bank. I think, I had the same idea as Thomas G....
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Thomas G on April 06, 2017, 19:27:33
Schoolboys watching the European Le Mans Endurance official 2017 test runs. Shadows on Monza's (I) old Parabolica bank. I think, I had the same idea as Thomas G....
Nice! I think it works :)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on April 23, 2017, 04:52:25
The lights are off..
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2863/34069325221_f91127e28f_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TUAcqZ)DFJ_4742 (https://flic.kr/p/TUAcqZ)
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Asle Feten on May 03, 2017, 20:29:38
I was thinking of the birds-thread, but the bird is actually not easy to spot. So here it is in the shadow-thread.

Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Thomas G on May 03, 2017, 20:45:02
I was thinking of the birds-thread, but the bird is actually not easy to spot. So here it is in the shadow-thread.

Hehe. Great shot!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: Akira on May 03, 2017, 22:00:24
Asle, yes, this is super!
Title: Re: [Theme] shadows and light
Post by: John Geerts on May 03, 2017, 22:10:05
A subtle beauty  ;)
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Post by: Brute on May 11, 2017, 20:22:05
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Post by: Akira on May 23, 2017, 10:55:59
The sun goes higher and higher...
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Post by: Brute on May 27, 2017, 02:41:18
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Post by: Alaun on August 06, 2017, 16:42:33
It was dancing in the wind, only its shadow was not moving.

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Post by: CS on August 06, 2017, 16:55:38
Reminds me of a jigsaw puzzle

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Post by: Lars Hansen on August 09, 2017, 18:55:56
Small hard working guys enjoying the sunlight for a moment.
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Post by: golunvolo on August 09, 2017, 22:04:50
Akira, great way of catching and presenting the idea.
Alaun, I have to stop and enjoy that spider.
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Post by: Akira on August 10, 2017, 02:31:35
Paco, thanks!  The moment I bumped into the scene, I was so inspired.
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Post by: golunvolo on September 13, 2017, 13:27:53
A horse with no name
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Post by: armando_m on September 13, 2017, 18:42:50
always looking for shadows and light
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Post by: golunvolo on September 13, 2017, 23:34:29
To very good use Armando, you sculpted her with light. I like the deep blacks too
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Post by: Jakov Minić on September 14, 2017, 00:50:09
Armando, fantastic!
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Post by: Mongo on September 14, 2017, 03:10:18
very effective light/shadow use Armando. Paco put it very well
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Post by: Mongo on September 14, 2017, 03:15:23
a previously posted image but in a different context.
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Post by: armando_m on September 14, 2017, 05:03:26
Thanks for the comments

This is a fascinating thread , it is very interesting to see the interpretation from every photographer

Mongo really like the perspective of the arm chairs
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Post by: Erik Lund on September 14, 2017, 09:28:30
Armando that is a very nice use of shadow! lovely and subtle :)
I would edit, clone away the thread on her panties, distracts my eye ;)

Mongo, superb both images - Wow
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Post by: Mongo on September 15, 2017, 00:30:19
thanks for your comments guys
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Post by: Akira on September 15, 2017, 00:44:53
Armando, nice drawing of the contrast!

Mongo, these are superb geometry!
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Post by: golunvolo on September 15, 2017, 03:26:15
Mongo, those images are super, both. Love the first one and the second I think illustrates a perfect "objet trouve" but Akira will have to confirm as it is elusive for me.
 
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Post by: Mongo on September 15, 2017, 05:22:01
thanks again Akira and Paco - very kind of you - glad you like these.
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Post by: pluton on October 02, 2017, 06:45:15
From the local neighborhood...
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on October 02, 2017, 09:12:19
Winter here and still stark light in Santa Monica. Love it. Brings back memories.
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Post by: pluton on October 03, 2017, 23:23:18
Winter here and still stark light in Santa Monica. Love it. Brings back memories.
Frank, it actually was shot in July...but it is bright and sunny today in October.
I often envy the Europeans with their wide range of daylight qualities, except maybe the long days of mostly cloudy winter.  Sunlight diffused by clouds is relatively rare and usually lasts a short time here. When it occurs, I'll run outside with a camera and look for something to photograph.
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on October 04, 2017, 09:54:46
"da Boss" throws ominous shadows - beware !

He looks anxious and pretentious...
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on October 04, 2017, 09:55:50
Frank, it actually was shot in July...but it is bright and sunny today in October.
I often envy the Europeans with their wide range of daylight qualities, except maybe the long days of mostly cloudy winter.  Sunlight diffused by clouds is relatively rare and usually lasts a short time here. When it occurs, I'll run outside with a camera and look for something to photograph.

The neighbors fruit taste better than our own???
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Post by: Bill Mellen on October 04, 2017, 11:14:42
Armando, nice drawing of the contrast!

Mongo, these are superb geometry!

+1. Very nice work!
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Post by: Akira on October 04, 2017, 13:18:42
Keith, I like the repetition of the shape of the shadow of the tree and the succulent in the foreground.
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Post by: Thomas G on October 10, 2017, 21:16:29
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Post by: Thomas G on November 02, 2017, 22:58:19
come on, fotography is all about light and shadow
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Post by: golunvolo on November 02, 2017, 23:49:20
come on, fotography is all about light and shadow

  That´s all there is
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Post by: golunvolo on November 04, 2017, 10:54:06
And light and shadow. Using Alien Skin exposure for the "old" look
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on November 05, 2017, 13:04:09
In the coffee cup. Nikkor CRT 55/1.2
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Post by: Thomas G on November 05, 2017, 18:10:19
In the coffee cup. Nikkor CRT 55/1.2
> :-D that's a nice & fresh view
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Post by: golunvolo on November 05, 2017, 19:14:54
And very cool, what a detail catch! It has depth and mystery
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on November 05, 2017, 23:10:03
Thank you, Thomas and Paco. Details in the morning before the coffee is always a challenge for me :)
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Post by: John Geerts on November 06, 2017, 16:53:32
Beautiful details, Bruno.  The coffee is not very strong, is it?  ;)
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Post by: Thomas G on November 06, 2017, 17:47:35
Beautiful details, Bruno.  The coffee is not very strong, is it?  ;)
You mean the eye can follow the spoon deep down into the liquid?  ::)
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on November 06, 2017, 23:30:49
It was really direct sunshine inside the cup but definitely it is not a double expresso. More like lungo  :)
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Post by: Asle Feten on December 19, 2017, 22:00:43
The low december sun makes long shadows. This is from Hardangervidda national park.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4725/39135287172_e903fa05cd_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22Cfzqy)
Eitro (https://flic.kr/p/22Cfzqy) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr
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Post by: golunvolo on January 01, 2018, 21:24:29
January 1st. Light and shadow.
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Post by: golunvolo on February 03, 2018, 23:21:21
Mom´s long shadow
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Post by: armando_m on February 04, 2018, 05:44:27
And light and shadow. Using Alien Skin exposure for the "old" look
OMG marvelous
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Post by: golunvolo on February 04, 2018, 08:49:25
Gracias Armando
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Post by: the solitaire on April 08, 2018, 15:51:01
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/806/27432119698_c44ddcf24d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HN5Mt1)2018-04-08_12-19-18 (https://flic.kr/p/HN5Mt1) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: John Geerts on April 09, 2018, 06:41:57
Great shot, Buddy.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on April 09, 2018, 09:32:21
Fully agree
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Post by: the solitaire on April 12, 2018, 21:19:55
Thank you John and Bruno. It is a cellphone shot, but it complements these photos very well:

This was taken on the day Kristina told me that she wanted us to become parents

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/727/23228778233_7562e75d18_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BoDyur)DSC_2388-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/BoDyur) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

And this was taken on the day on which we were told that Kristina was pregnant with a healthy baby girl (we knew she was pregnant 3 months before that, but knowing the babies gender, we could start thinking about a name. This was 6 months before Anouk was born)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/26791847691_b2f4dd54e3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GPvdUt)DSC_8467-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/GPvdUt) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

The last photo, posted on Monday, shows the whole family with a now 18 months old Anouk.
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Post by: golunvolo on April 12, 2018, 21:53:36
Congratulations first.

   Nice presentation of the storyline. It is easy to get attached as they give continuity and diversity.

    Thanks for sharing such an intimate moments
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Post by: Jack Dahlgren on April 15, 2018, 01:38:56
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/784/26585332187_b004167d4e_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GvfM3k)804_1243 (https://flic.kr/p/GvfM3k)

The East Building of the National Gallery in Washington DC
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Post by: pluton on April 18, 2018, 08:01:42
Cactus and stucco. Just noticed:  Photo needs frame on white background.  Will do later.
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Post by: Akira on April 18, 2018, 13:52:58
At a jazz club.
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Post by: Akira on April 29, 2018, 13:59:43
It's nice to wait for a train on a platform.
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Post by: Akira on May 22, 2018, 15:48:04
The void of a tree cast on the sidewalk and the shadow of a steel wire fence lit by headlights of a car.
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Post by: golunvolo on May 22, 2018, 16:25:40
Akira, they are both fantastic.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on May 22, 2018, 23:37:23
Oh dear oh dear, how did I miss these images!?!?!?!
Buddy and Jack, these are great.

Keith, only you can make such an image of a cactus, brilliant :)

Akira, Akira, Akira, I don;t know which to choose from. They are marvelous.
But that minimalist waiting for a train is just breathtaking!!!

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Post by: Akira on May 22, 2018, 23:52:46
Thank you, Paco and Jakov!
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Post by: pluton on May 23, 2018, 03:40:27
It's nice to wait for a train on a platform.
Love this chiaroscuro, Akira. This is the light I would frequently specify, if I could make such demands.
Jakov, thank you for the comment.  I'm heading out on a quick trip to wild cactus land this week.
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Post by: Akira on May 23, 2018, 03:52:37
Love this chiaroscuro, Akira. This is the light I would frequently specify, if I could make such demands.

Thank you, Keith.  That was just irresistible.
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Post by: Jack Dahlgren on May 24, 2018, 06:34:07
Jakov, thanks for the comment! Sometimes I completely miss a thread for quite a while, not sure why they don’t always appear.
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Post by: senecaman on May 24, 2018, 12:07:02
Playing with light
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Post by: golunvolo on May 27, 2018, 01:39:28
Literaly. 16mm portrait of light and shadow
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Post by: golunvolo on May 28, 2018, 21:00:19
Many controversial opinions. Life and death; light and shadow.

   This is the real deal and was taken with a d300 live on a "corrida" for a local newspaper.
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Post by: armando_m on May 28, 2018, 21:26:21
Literaly. 16mm portrait of light and shadow

Paco, great image! This is posed right  ?
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Post by: golunvolo on May 28, 2018, 21:42:33
Yes it is, best of 3. My neighbor in the way to play and sing. If I could only divide the number in half...  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Akira on May 28, 2018, 23:23:28
Many controversial opinions. Life and death; light and shadow.

   This is the real deal and was taken with a d300 live on a "corrida" for a local newspaper.

You captured the tense moment.  Calmness and excitement.  Nice crop of the most essential parts of the matador and the bullfighting cattle (correct term?).
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Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 28, 2018, 23:25:41
Yes it is, best of 3. My neighbor in the way to play and sing. If I could only divide the number in half...  ;D ;D ;D
Yes that was what I was thinking when I saw it, but nice portrait :)
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Post by: golunvolo on May 29, 2018, 00:07:26
You captured the tense moment.  Calmness and excitement.  Nice crop of the most essential parts of the matador and the bullfighting cattle (correct term?).

  Thank you Akira. In Spanish is “toro de lidia” and in English I think is “fighting bull”.
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Post by: golunvolo on May 29, 2018, 00:07:57
Yes that was what I was thinking when I saw it, but nice portrait :)
Thanks 😄
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Post by: Akira on May 29, 2018, 00:20:29

  Thank you Akira. In Spanish is “toro de lidia” and in English I think is “fighting bull”.

Paco, thank you for straightening up my vocabulary!
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Post by: Jack Dahlgren on August 05, 2018, 20:14:39
Different frequencies along the spectrum
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/43149645624_239737ee37_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28JZdkj)807_2576 (https://flic.kr/p/28JZdkj)
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Post by: Anthony on August 06, 2018, 16:02:44
Steps.
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Post by: Jack Dahlgren on August 06, 2018, 16:43:39
Steps.
Nicely done Anthony.
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Post by: armando_m on August 06, 2018, 19:38:28
Steps.
Excellent, great repetition of the shadows on the steps
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Post by: Anthony on August 06, 2018, 20:01:48
Jack and Armando, thank you for your kind comments.

You may be interested to see the original as it came out of the camera.
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Post by: Jack Dahlgren on August 06, 2018, 20:08:09
Jack and Armando, thank you for your kind comments.

You may be interested to see the original as it came out of the camera.

Much nicer after your cropping and desaturation.
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Post by: Anthony on August 06, 2018, 20:23:02
Thanks, Jack, the joy of shooting raw is that one can create something that the camera engineers could not have anticipated.
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Post by: golunvolo on May 03, 2019, 12:38:56
This should be Plato´s car  ::)
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Post by: golunvolo on May 14, 2019, 23:59:54
Atavistic shadow
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Post by: Akira on May 15, 2019, 05:07:29
Wonderful find and fun idea!
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Post by: golunvolo on May 15, 2019, 09:36:29
Thank you Akira.
  I´m paying attention at how our everyday light can influence the way we shoot. Here is somehow easier to keep track, beyond personal style or preferences. This harsh shadows are present most of the time in my life.
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Post by: Akira on May 15, 2019, 09:53:48
Thank you Akira.
  I´m paying attention at how our everyday light can influence the way we shoot. Here is somehow easier to keep track, beyond personal style or preferences. This harsh shadows are present most of the time in my life.

The dry air and the lower incident angle of sunlight (compared to that in Japan) should make the shadows and the light interesting.

I wonder if the coloration of the light reflected from the asphalt ground in the first image were caused by the color of the wind shield of the car as well as the LoCA of the lens?  The effect looks interesting and works nicely in the image.
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Post by: golunvolo on May 15, 2019, 11:56:34
My guess is window tint plus low angle sun-rays too, going straight into the lens, that will make for a killer enough combination  :D. This picture was taken in La Línea de la Concepción so the air is actually very humid, like an island.
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Post by: mxbianco on May 17, 2019, 08:31:13
Paco,

Plato's car is just SUPERB!


Packaging a building, Christo style.

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Akira on June 11, 2019, 18:14:00
Electric pole.
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Post by: Akira on August 03, 2019, 16:44:13
Bump!
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Post by: PeterN on August 03, 2019, 18:16:30
wonderful interpretation, Akira!
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Post by: ArthurDent on August 03, 2019, 18:25:48
I posted this in the wildlife sub-forum, then saw this theme and thought it fit here as well, so please excuse the double post.
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Post by: golunvolo on August 03, 2019, 21:16:51
Very cool Mr. Akira! Literally on the spotlight  :)
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Post by: golunvolo on August 03, 2019, 21:18:11
No excuses needed: dark skies and even darker, ominous appearance. Works very well.
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Post by: pluton on August 03, 2019, 21:21:32
I posted this in the wildlife sub-forum, then saw this theme and thought it fit here as well, so please excuse the double post.
Nice one, Arthur!
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Post by: Akira on August 03, 2019, 23:16:43
wonderful interpretation, Akira!

Thank you, Peter.  That was a "gotcha!" moment.  ;)

Very cool Mr. Akira! Literally on the spotlight  :)

Thank you, Paco.  It might be her vanity to make her want to stand there?  :)
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Post by: Akira on August 03, 2019, 23:18:51
No excuses needed: dark skies and even darker, ominous appearance. Works very well.

Paco is right.  The eagle is nicely silhouetted in front of the backlight from the cloud.  A huge natural photo studio!
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Post by: Jacques Pochoy on August 04, 2019, 09:13:48
An olive tree and it's shadow reflection... 8)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48447133951_463dcd3148_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gP7e3X)  Projection... (https://flic.kr/p/2gP7e3X) by ArchiVue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivue/), sur Flickr
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Post by: Akira on August 04, 2019, 23:51:10
Natural light and artificial shadows.
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Post by: pluton on August 05, 2019, 23:08:01
An olive tree and it's shadow reflection... 8)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48447133951_463dcd3148_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gP7e3X)  Projection... (https://flic.kr/p/2gP7e3X) by ArchiVue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivue/), sur Flickr
Natural "design" meets man-made forms...natural dominates...a feeling of well-being is instilled in the observer.
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Post by: Brute on August 21, 2019, 04:46:07
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Post by: Imagelover on August 21, 2019, 19:22:59
I have been inspired by the american painter Edward Hopper regarding shadows and the light. The photograph shown is one of many taken in an effort to create some hundred images based on my inspiration from his paintings. To me this is a continuing process in my daily living environment. Maybe a book in the future...? Nikon Df, AF-I Nikkor 300mm 2.8, aperture 16, Nikon polarizer and a tripod.
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Post by: CS on August 21, 2019, 20:07:24
That is a very interesting image, IMO.
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Post by: Akira on November 01, 2019, 14:59:02
A street with various shadows and lights...
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Post by: golunvolo on November 04, 2019, 23:04:28
Urban yin-yang
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Post by: Akira on November 18, 2019, 11:18:34
Autumn afternoon sunlight.
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Post by: Akira on August 10, 2020, 00:46:54
From the stroll of the last night.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on August 17, 2020, 22:44:33
Akira, I always enjoy your photographic nocturnes - in this thread as well as and other.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on August 17, 2020, 22:46:17
Shooting from within the shadows into the light.
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Post by: Akira on August 18, 2020, 01:18:36
Akira, I always enjoy your photographic nocturnes - in this thread as well as and other.

Lars, I'm always glad to receive encouraging comments by someone, like you, who constantly inspires me.
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Post by: Akira on September 04, 2020, 17:12:40
Sacred sculpture and layered shadows.
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Post by: Akira on September 04, 2020, 17:14:21
Some more shadows and light shots.
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Post by: Akira on September 30, 2020, 13:14:07
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Post by: golunvolo on September 30, 2020, 16:33:07
Always special Akira. Subtle beauty. Interesting.
Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: Jacques Pochoy on September 30, 2020, 16:34:48
Nice one Akira :-)
A play with light in the start of night... Of course in Paris ! With the Df and 85/2 AI.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50275388018_b950150e3e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jAEvhN)  Nocturnes... (https://flic.kr/p/2jAEvhN) by ArchiVue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivue/), sur Flickr
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Post by: Akira on September 30, 2020, 16:53:46
Always special Akira. Subtle beauty. Interesting.
Thanks for sharing.

Thank you, Paco.  I always feel encouraged.


Nice one Akira :-)
A play with light in the start of night... Of course in Paris ! With the Df and 85/2 AI.

Thank you Jacques.  You captured a cinematique moment.
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Post by: Jacques Pochoy on September 30, 2020, 17:11:21
Thank you Akira  ;)
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Post by: ColinM on September 30, 2020, 20:06:07
You've had a rich & productive September Akira.

The second one on 4th Sept intruiges me (trying to work out whether there are handrails in the centre of the steps, and how the illumination there works...)
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Post by: Akira on September 30, 2020, 23:11:58
You've had a rich & productive September Akira.

The second one on 4th Sept intruiges me (trying to work out whether there are handrails in the centre of the steps, and how the illumination there works...)

LOL, Colin.  There are indeed handrails.  I just tried to nail the shooting position so that the bars would be perfectly aligned and become invisible.  It looks as if there are just the lights and the shadows: natural visual trick.  :)  If I remember correctly, the illumination lamps are embedded in the floor.
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Post by: ColinM on October 01, 2020, 21:26:10
...I just tried to nail the shooting position so that the bars would be perfectly aligned and become invisible. 

You were completely successful Akira!

For me, this was one of those visual puzzles where my brain wouldn't accept what my eyes were showing it.
(My brain does need to get out more though ;) )
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Post by: Lars Hansen on October 10, 2020, 19:46:36
Lars, I'm always glad to receive encouraging comments by someone, like you, who constantly inspires me.
Akira, never too late to comment on such a comment! To me that is very encouraging and I can only say the same about you - many thanks. So, what you see in my pictures might simply be me inspired by you  ;)     


A shot from "Pine shadowland" into the light. I always enjoy this view in the spring with the instense light in a dense Pine forest.   
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Post by: Nasos Kosmas on October 10, 2020, 19:48:51
Very nice Akira!
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Post by: Airy on October 10, 2020, 21:28:50
Vienna, Michaelerkirche. This is where Mozart's Requiem was sung at his own funeral.
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Post by: Akira on October 10, 2020, 22:19:06
You were completely successful Akira!

For me, this was one of those visual puzzles where my brain wouldn't accept what my eyes were showing it.
(My brain does need to get out more though ;) )

Colin, no worries!  At the end of the day, everything is nothing but shadows and light.  :D


Akira, never too late to comment on such a comment! To me that is very encouraging and I can only say the same about you - many thanks. So, what you see in my pictures might simply be me inspired by you  ;)     

A shot from "Pine shadowland" into the light. I always enjoy this view in the spring with the instense light in a dense Pine forest.   

Lars, it is nice to inspire each other.  :)


Very nice Akira!

Thank you, Nasos!
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Post by: Akira on October 10, 2020, 22:23:40
Vienna, Michaelerkirche. This is where Mozart's Requiem was sung at his own funeral.

Thank you for sharing.  I've seen the death mask of Beethoven everywhere in the books and on the net but never seen that of Mozart.
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Post by: Akira on October 12, 2020, 15:08:05
Sigma fp with Art 50/1.4 DG wide open.
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Post by: Akira on October 12, 2020, 15:20:51
Another one with the same setup.  This time with some movement.
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Post by: MFloyd on October 18, 2020, 19:13:59
Sun playing with the trees at Monza, last Sunday.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50472908238_308cca5b01_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jU7RaQ)
_D625131.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jU7RaQ)
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Post by: Anthony on October 18, 2020, 19:54:13
The shining path.
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Post by: golunvolo on October 18, 2020, 21:52:24
That play of gradients of light, paths, similar shapes, rythm and 3d structure is very appealing to the eye. I keep interested and looking at it.  A visual trip and destination. Ole
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Post by: Bent Hjarbo on October 18, 2020, 22:25:24
That play of gradients of light, paths, similar shapes, rythm and 3d structure is very appealing to the eye. I keep interested and looking at it.  A visual trip and destination. Ole
+1 You found the words ;)
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Post by: golunvolo on October 18, 2020, 23:35:27
 :) ;)

 Yet I can not find them for Akira´s color isolation image. Very strong symbols, great catch. Facade and power lines in juxtaposition...yet I´m just describing. It is difficult to point out the obvious appealing.

  Love the shot Akira. Print it!  :)
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Post by: Akira on October 19, 2020, 03:02:54
That play of gradients of light, paths, similar shapes, rythm and 3d structure is very appealing to the eye. I keep interested and looking at it.  A visual trip and destination. Ole

Paco, suppose that you are talking about Anthony's image, I would fully agree!  Wonderful capture, Anthony!

Yet I can not find them for Akira´s color isolation image. Very strong symbols, great catch. Facade and power lines in juxtaposition...yet I´m just describing. It is difficult to point out the obvious appealing.

  Love the shot Akira. Print it!  :)

...and thank you, as always, for your appreciation!
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Post by: Anthony on October 19, 2020, 15:40:40
Thank you, Paco, Bent and Akira. I was lucky to be there when the sun was at the right angle.
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Post by: ColinM on October 19, 2020, 17:14:40
The shining path.

There's a wonderful feeling about this Anthony.
It wasn't just being there when the light was right, you were the missing link :)
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Post by: Anthony on October 19, 2020, 17:50:31
There's a wonderful feeling about this Anthony.
It wasn't just being there when the light was right, you were the missing link :)

Thanks, Colin, the unsung hero is Mrs A, who agreed to move behind the wall to leave the shining path clear. :)
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Post by: Lars Hansen on October 31, 2020, 19:07:59
Mysterious tree.
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Post by: Akira on October 31, 2020, 23:34:05
Mysterious tree.

Beautiful low-key image, Lars!
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Post by: golunvolo on November 02, 2020, 23:42:54
Cable placement still very creative in Albayzin. Spanish autumn light plays along.
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Post by: Hans_S on November 12, 2020, 01:23:34
En route to the scrap yard
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Post by: Lars Hansen on November 13, 2020, 19:25:41
Beautiful low-key image, Lars!

Thanks Akira! - glad you like it. It is a light installation projected on an old tree in a park area where I live - a yearly light festival originating from an old celebration of light when half the winter has passed - "Missa Candelarum" as far as I remember. 
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Post by: Akira on November 13, 2020, 21:06:49
Thanks Akira! - glad you like it. It is a light installation projected on an old tree in a park area where I live - a yearly light festival originating from an old celebration of light when half the winter has passed - "Missa Candelarum" as far as I remember.

Thank you, Lars, for the details.  The festival shows how the northern people have cherished the sunlight.


En route to the scrap yard

Hans, thaT is an interesting interpretation of the theme!
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Post by: Hans_S on November 13, 2020, 23:45:36
Hans, thaT is an interesting interpretation of the theme!

Hello Akira... Hmm, given that it has more shade than shadow perhaps it should have gone in the Trains 'n' Boats thread...or perhaps the Self Portrait one, that's me between the carriages  :)
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Post by: Akira on November 14, 2020, 03:57:33
Hello Akira... Hmm, given that it has more shade than shadow perhaps it should have gone in the Trains 'n' Boats thread...or perhaps the Self Portrait one, that's me between the carriages  :)

Hans, I'm pretty sure that the image deserves this thread.  There is a dynamic play of shadows and the light!
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Post by: Fons Baerken on November 14, 2020, 08:02:00
Wonderful thread!

Light and shadow

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Post by: MFloyd on November 14, 2020, 10:24:27
Here, I tried to play with the shadows of the trees surrounding the Monza circuit (I) which is located in the middle of a park - Parco Di Monza - commissioned by the French Emperor Napoleon, in 1805.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50472908238_77febe3549_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jU7RaQ)
_D625131.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jU7RaQ)
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Post by: golunvolo on November 14, 2020, 16:46:23
Hans, I like the untold story in your image
Very cool shot, again, Fons!
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Post by: Hans_S on November 16, 2020, 00:39:09
Hans, I like the untold story in your image

Paco, not a story with a happy ending for train fans  ;D
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Post by: golunvolo on November 17, 2020, 22:50:44
Why not, they can go and play!  ;D
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Post by: golunvolo on November 17, 2020, 22:51:40
Cross shadow.
Z6, 85mm 1.8S
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Post by: golunvolo on November 24, 2020, 11:00:10
Charo with a sparkling vest.

   D700, 24-70 2.8G
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Post by: Akira on November 26, 2020, 21:09:49
Shadows and reflected light
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Post by: Lars Hansen on November 27, 2020, 20:45:50
Cross shadow.
Charo with a sparkling vest.

I really like these two images Paco!
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Post by: Lars Hansen on November 27, 2020, 20:51:07
Shadows and reflected light

Great image Akira .. with adequate number of leaves scattered around :-)   
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Post by: golunvolo on November 27, 2020, 23:12:01
Thanks Lars, happy you like them.
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Post by: Akira on November 28, 2020, 00:00:54
Great image Akira .. with adequate number of leaves scattered around :-)   

Thank you, Lars.  Indeed, the leaves spiced up the image.  :)
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Post by: Jacques on November 29, 2020, 20:14:56
(https://live.staticflickr.com/5834/23649895925_601258c38a_h.jpg)
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Post by: Lars Hansen on December 16, 2020, 18:09:56
Broken shadow.
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Post by: golunvolo on December 29, 2020, 15:12:43
At the beach.

 D5, 105mm 1.4e
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Post by: Thomas G on January 08, 2021, 15:44:20
golunvolo, that's a nice one just to my taste :-)
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 08, 2021, 15:45:51
Paco usually is to taste :)  this contribution is no exception.
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Post by: ColinM on January 08, 2021, 16:05:03
A lovely pair of images from Jacques and Paco
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Post by: golunvolo on January 08, 2021, 22:22:46
I´m blushing here. Thank you.
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Post by: golunvolo on April 09, 2021, 23:35:48
This minimalistic graphic corner gave me great peace. Only after a while I did take the picture


  D500, 60mm 2.8g
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Post by: Dogman on April 10, 2021, 14:40:00
One from just a couple of days ago done with a D2X.


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Post by: Dogman on April 10, 2021, 14:44:00
And one from a loooong time ago--about 1978/79. 


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Post by: Akira on May 10, 2021, 09:54:18
Divine moment.
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Post by: Akira on May 23, 2021, 11:42:00
Shot during today's walk.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on May 23, 2021, 11:58:00
Akira, these are just wonderfully composed images!
Empty streets in Japan?
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Post by: golunvolo on May 23, 2021, 14:12:49
Akira, Akira, Akira!
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Post by: Dogman on May 23, 2021, 14:14:04
Akira, I completely agree with Jakov.  But, of course, I'm a B&W devotee who loves patterns, shapes and textures.
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Post by: Akira on May 23, 2021, 17:49:09
Akira, these are just wonderfully composed images!
Empty streets in Japan?

Akira, Akira, Akira!

Akira, I completely agree with Jakov.  But, of course, I'm a B&W devotee who loves patterns, shapes and textures.

Thank you, Jakov, Paco and Dogman!

These were shot in a residential area and that on Sunday.  The street was not at all busy.  I enjoyed the calmness.

The colors were not rich enough, so I decided to go for B&W which is essentially more appropriate for these kinds of motifs.  :)
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Post by: Akira on June 07, 2021, 12:49:48
From yet another day's walk.  :)
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Post by: Dogman on June 07, 2021, 13:04:59
Lovely photos.
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Post by: Hans_S on June 08, 2021, 13:47:44
The Shearing Shed
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Post by: Hugh_3170 on June 08, 2021, 14:08:29
Nice - seen a few of these sheds over the years - where is it Hans?
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Post by: Akira on June 08, 2021, 14:35:51
Lovely photos.

Thank you!
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Post by: Hans_S on June 09, 2021, 03:24:11
Nice - seen a few of these sheds over the years - where is it Hans?

Hugh, it's in Taswegia.
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Post by: Hugh_3170 on June 09, 2021, 08:03:01
Ah Hans - Taswegia - the land of the two headed people!   ;D
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Post by: Akira on June 09, 2021, 23:50:14
The Shearing Shed

Nice atmospheric lighting!
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Post by: Hans_S on June 10, 2021, 03:49:09
Thank you Akira.