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Old July 8th, 2010, 12:01 PM
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Default Shadows on the wall; dramatic, pastoral to abstract!

Some shadows seem to have their own inherent character. In S.F. the coastal air dives away any dust and the light is clean. At midday the shadows are dramatic on the pastel colored homes which is the fashion.



Asher Kelman: S.F. Fire Escapes on Pastel


one can also mine within an original:




Asher Kelman: S.F. Fire Escapes on Pastel sample


For the cropped portion, I blended a blurred layer with the original to soften it.


Have fun chasing the light!

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Old July 8th, 2010, 04:03 PM
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Asher,
this image is fun for me - when I read it I am forced down by the lines which is the opposite of the function of the fire escape - and the split from the pole makes reading it take that bit longer... I guess you could crop the right but then the wires mirror/compliment the shadows.

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Some shadows seem to have their own inherent character. In S.F. the coastal air dives away any dust and the light is clean. At midday the shadows are dramatic on the pastel colored homes which is the fashion.



Asher Kelman: S.F. Fire Escapes on Pastel

Have fun chasing the light!

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Here is a shadow picture to add to the collection - the light in my office was not so clear/clean - its an older image from my phone - reworked when I saw the thread..





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Old July 8th, 2010, 04:10 PM
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For a change of mood

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Old July 8th, 2010, 04:18 PM
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Here is a shadow picture to add to the collection - the light in my office was not so clear/clean - its an older image from my phone - reworked when I saw the thread..




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Mark,

The phone is getting to be the camera one always has around! I think it's especially suitable for what I call, "sketching", sampling interesting sights, perspectives, textures that one might want to come back with one's better lenses and film/ bigger chip camera.

This image is interesting and I hope you will work more with the shadows on a seres of times during the day! That means coming early or staying late!

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Old July 8th, 2010, 04:20 PM
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For a change of mood
Mike,

Yes it does immediately change the mood, and that's interesting how shadows can have such diverse influences on mood!



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I like this picture and seem to have seen it some time ago? Could that be?

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Old July 8th, 2010, 05:19 PM
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A simple shadow...
A lampost's shadow cast upon a concrete wall.


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Old July 8th, 2010, 05:32 PM
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@ Asher, Yes we've talked about it before, but I thoght it fit the challenge

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Old July 8th, 2010, 07:01 PM
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@ Asher, Yes we've talked about it before, but I thoght it fit the challenge

Mike
Well it's good to walk by it again!

A great addition!

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Old July 8th, 2010, 11:16 PM
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This is a superb theme Asher, great photos so far! Here's my contribution





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Old July 9th, 2010, 12:08 AM
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John and Ruben great additions!

A hangman's noose and fast food!
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Old July 10th, 2010, 08:50 PM
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Here is mine. I was taking photos at an elk ranch and spied this shadow on the wall..
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Old July 10th, 2010, 10:05 PM
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I love shadows.

I've posted this before, but it's still a favorite.


Jacob Eliana: Lily With Shadow

This is a still life I'm working on but not satisfied with yet.



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Old July 10th, 2010, 11:39 PM
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Jacob Eliana: Lily With Shadow

I missed this the first time! Great idea. I'd love to see more space for the shadow to have as its territory. It seems to me that it might, perhaps, need that for balance. Is there any thing more to the right or that's how it was shot?

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Old July 11th, 2010, 07:17 AM
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Unedited.....

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Old August 5th, 2010, 03:58 PM
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Old August 6th, 2010, 11:07 AM
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Old August 6th, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Rachel,

It would be instructive to see this processed as the first version and then shoen together so the effect of the extra space can be seen. I wonder now which is going to be stronger.

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Old April 3rd, 2011, 05:04 PM
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Shadows can contribute a lot to the atmosphere or just be an ornament drawn by light.

I could not walk past this one yesterday.


I loved the simplicity here.

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Old April 3rd, 2011, 06:04 PM
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Shadows can contribute a lot to the atmosphere or just be an ornament drawn by light.

I could not walk past this one yesterday.I loved the simplicity here.

Best regards,
Michael

This is a great catch, indeed! I'd wonder if you might be able to process a separate layer to bring out the "waves" of the trowel marks in the cement stucco of the wall. It might be that this would go up another notch in impact!

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Old April 3rd, 2011, 07:01 PM
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Vine and Wall

Gelatin-silver photograph on Agfa Classic MCC111 VC FB, image area 21.0cm X 19.3cm, from a Konica IR750 negative exposed in a Mamiya C330 twin lens reflex camera with a 80mm f2.8 lens and #25 red filter.
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 07:08 PM
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Rachel,

It would be instructive to see this processed as the first version and then shoen together so the effect of the extra space can be seen. I wonder now which is going to be stronger.

Asher


I will try and do that, Asher.
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Maris, interesting as usual. The other new additoinas are also ncie to see.

A recent image.

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Old April 4th, 2011, 02:27 PM
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This is a great catch, indeed! I'd wonder if you might be able to process a separate layer to bring out the "waves" of the trowel marks in the cement stucco of the wall. It might be that this would go up another notch in impact!
Thanks!

I will try and come back with a different version. It might take a while...

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Old April 4th, 2011, 03:31 PM
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Vine and Wall

Gelatin-silver photograph on Agfa Classic MCC111 VC FB, image area 21.0cm X 19.3cm, from a Konica IR750 negative exposed in a Mamiya C330 twin lens reflex camera with a 80mm f2.8 lens and #25 red filter.
Maris,

The plants invading the cracks in the concrete make for an interesting balance to the rectanagular forms. I love that 80 mm lens on the Mamiya 330. This is one of the finest treasures folks can buy and for a song. The viewfinder is so bright and it's easy to focus except of course live view is upside down! Why did you choose to use the red filter? Can you get the same effect in choosing your paper contrast?

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Old April 4th, 2011, 08:54 PM
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Maris,

The plants invading the cracks in the concrete make for an interesting balance to the rectanagular forms. I love that 80 mm lens on the Mamiya 330. This is one of the finest treasures folks can buy and for a song. The viewfinder is so bright and it's easy to focus except of course live view is upside down! Why did you choose to use the red filter? Can you get the same effect in choosing your paper contrast?

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The viewfinder of the Mamiya C330 is bright but the image is not upside down. Something worse happens; its right to left reversed. A standard view-camera screen shows an image rotated 180 degrees (upside down and left to right reversed in popular speak) but after the first thousand looks I can't remember it as anything but normal. On the other hand the C330 viewfinder still tricks me. Turn left and the picture goes right, signs read backwards, and horizons tilt the opposite way to the camera...con-fus-ing!

A grey-green vine on grey wall may cast nice shadows but there is more to do. By using Konica IR750 film that features some sensitivity in the infrared it is possible to exploit the high IR reflectivity of chlorophyll and make the leaves glow white. The red filter lets through the IR, blocks nearly 90% of the visible, and the effect is obtained.

It is not often that a world full of small scale chaos yields a simple three tone picture; black, white, grey.
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Old April 5th, 2011, 10:29 AM
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A grey-green vine on grey wall may cast nice shadows but there is more to do. By using Konica IR750 film that features some sensitivity in the infrared it is possible to exploit the high IR reflectivity of chlorophyll and make the leaves glow white. The red filter lets through the IR, blocks nearly 90% of the visible, and the effect is obtained.

It is not often that a world full of small scale chaos yields a simple three tone picture; black, white, grey.
Thanks for the technical explanation! It's so helpful! I plan to try it myself.

Asher
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Staircases are good places for shadows.



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Staircases are good places for shadows.



Michael
This pattern is evocative of fabric of a dress or of mourning.

This comes to mind!

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Old July 18th, 2011, 12:55 PM
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Thanks Asher.

I like this one very much:


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Thanks Asher.

I like this one very much:

Impressive shadow, Michael! but what is it? Looks like some kind of punch.

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