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Shadow play.

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by the dingo, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Re: Shadow play. ( One more example)

    Been to Whitby many times, but never been as cold there as the two times I've been to Weymouth (and one was August Bank Holiday Monday!) or worse yet, West Bay.

    Anyway, my avatar is of course a shadow, taken at Kenilworth Castle.
    Here's another shot taken only a few yards from that one, but on another occasion:

  2. the dingo

    the dingo Well-Known Member

    If I remember rightly, blokes like Winogrand and Callahan liked to include their shadow or some reflection of themselves in a few of their shots. For different reasons, though. In some cases it was to be 'in' the scene, to be part of it, as distinct from being detached. In others is was to distinguish the photo from reality; that the photographer cant be a part of and apart from a photo at the same time: or can they?

    Shadows and reflections of ourselves are part of what we do and see. We don't have to overdo it, unless you have a huge ego, but the occasional glimpse of the photographer adds a different level of experience for the viewer.

    I wish I'd have found a reflective surface that could make me tall, skinny and good looking.

    _DSC7762 by thedingo0099, on Flickr
  3. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

  4. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Fourteen different uses of shadows (plus one crop) in "Shadows" http://www.rogerandfrances.com/subscription/ps shadows 1.html

    Quote "This module is concerned, for the most part, with clear, hard-edged shadows as an essential part of the composition. The easiest way to define them is by asking what would happen if the same picture were taken on an overcast day, or with diffuse lighting. If the picture ceases to exist, or changes very significantly, then the shadows are an essential part of the picture."


  5. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    Really enjoyed your 'Shadow photos' in that link -- and the 'Technical Details'added too -- well this is a Photography Site and members should put more details in as you do ( I me too )
  6. TimHeath

    TimHeath Well-Known Member

    On the subject of shadows....I had noticed this shadow being cast on a steel bridge in the park close to my home. At first I thought the designer had calculated the effect but I think it's just a happy 'accident' (serendipity?) and seems only to occur like this a few hours a year.

    Cheltenham: Community Bridge, Pittville Park http://www.flickr.com/photos/43169688@N03/9254237161/ by all you need is light http://www.flickr.com/people/43169688@N03/, on Flickr

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