Photography Competition #41: Shadows

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Howdy!

The next topic is : Shadows. Be creative!.

Rules: This is strictly a photography contest! No photo chopping, but contrast, brightness, levels and other minor touch-ups (healing tool will be allowed for film and print scans). Please avoid any text on the photograph, except at most a copyright statement, remember distractions like text can take away from the composition. Digital and film photography are both allowed. Only one submission per user will be allowed.

You MUST have taken the image yourself.

Max size dimension: 640px (including border)
Max file size: 150kb
File name: Please name your entry the same as your user name (or as close to as possible if your user name has characters that are not allowed in file names)
(Please ensure your entry meets the above before entering your image)

Length: Competition closes Wednesday July 30, 2008

Voting lasts five days after close of competition.
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No brainer. I had just taken this shot of my garden last evening.
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Evening in my Garden
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Very cool idea ATNO. Very lush greens and interesting shapes to the shadows, leaving marks of light where needed.

I dig this theme. Image Should be a fun one!
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Hmm. I have a neat photo I took a while ago that would fit...but I'm not sure if it's contest material.
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In what way would it not be contest material?

PM me if you have any doubts and i can clarify if you like?
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I'm just not sure it's the caliber that some of the photos that get posted to these contests boast.
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I think SB is trying to sabotage neksus's entry. ;)
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Post it, let the voters decide.
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kc0tma wrote:
I think SB is trying to sabotage neksus's entry. ;)


Huh? :(
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ATNO/TW wrote:
Post it, let the voters decide.


But then that will be my entry and I can't think of something neat :P
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I'm sure you'll come up with something.
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I actually have a totally freaking awesome excellent idea, but I can't submit it because 1.) I didn't take the picture myself, and 2.) I don't have the proper equipment to take the picture myself. The horse head shape in the picture linked here is actually a shadow, believe it or not.

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I'll figure something out for a real entry.

And actually, this would probably be a better entry in a digital art comp because of having to use filters and stack a bunch of images and stuff.
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Nice picture, but I definitely agree with your last statement.
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Lemme know if this doesnt qualify as 'shadows' but I thought it might so here it is:

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That's a good question, does a silhouette qualify as a shadow?
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I do have other options I just liked this one the best but I didnt know if it would work......
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CA-SA wrote:
That's a good question, does a silhouette qualify as a shadow?


Technically no. It's not really a shadow, it's an object that has no light shining on it. A shadow is caused by light shining off something and reflecting on the ground, so i can't say i'd agree on silhouette photos as an entry.
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If it was created by light & shadows why not. Now don't go everyone and post silhouettes though!
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Well like I said if it isnt a valid entry I do have 'real' shadow pics and can easily put something else up
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I see dead people. Looks like a shadow to me.
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My entry...
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I'm expecting a zombie hand to come up from a grave there.
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Reminds me of a cemetery in New Orleans. Nice pic
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The photo I want to enter I can't find. in the winter, while covered in snow, one of our local mountains has a face on it made by a shadow. But here is another from capming this spring.

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Unfortunately, I no longer have a camera. So, I can't take pictures of my new surroundings, but here is one I took previously:
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My pic queality really degrades when I shrink it. Here is the larger version.
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Even before i click on that link jflynn, i actually like your shot alot. Often with darker shots though the photo will look less impressive than it actually is. I haven't seen your larger picture yet but already i can see the needles on the tree will be a bit more detailed than they currently are which is good.

The colours in this photo are also very nice too.
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great entries so far guys!
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thanks SB

views like that is why I go camping...
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Can anyone play? :)
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