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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Yes, absolutely anyone can play.
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Absolutely. Please join in mantonino
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This all we have to do? Just attach the photo? :) This is just a new pair of shoes I bought awhile ago. I thought the light play was fun.

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That's my official entry. If I'd had another option, it would have been this:
http://www.niltomil.com/pix/mantonino2.jpg (not embedded on purpose so as not to confuse with my entry)
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Nice :)
I thought of an insanely wicked idea but it requires alot of something I don't have access to.

Quick question - I know the rules state no modifications other than minor global changes, but what about multiple exposures? It would definitely be possible If I used film, am I allowed to do it with digital?
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If it means layering photos on photos then i'm unsure. I guess the general point of the photography competitions is to show people what you can do with the camera while sticking to the topic title. So, unless it's adjusting light levels or curves etc etc then i really don't know about this.

If you did it in film and scanned it in then that would be great. I've been meaning to buy a Holga camera and do some multiple exposure shots through that, the effect is amazing.
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By the way mantonino, i absolutely love your photograph. Great entry!
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SB wrote:
If you did it in film and scanned it in then that would be great. I've been meaning to buy a Holga camera and do some multiple exposure shots through that, the effect is amazing.


My film camera is just coming back from the shop :(
It was supposed to be back on the 25th according to Canada Post but still nothing. I'm assuming it's going to come Monday, but that doesn't leave a whole lot of time to develop the image.

Well, it's going to be strictly a photograph that's multiply exposed digitally - consider it an HDR. If it gets rejected so be it :P
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Great entries guys. Contest is now closed!
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I thought of another entry to do but unfortunately didn`t have access to a Fish eye at the time. I've still got the two photos on my list of things to do, though, and will post them eventually as part of a set.
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Damn I missed out. Argh I had a great entry too. Oh well lol.
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Whens the next comp?
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The polling for this competition will be up soon, the next competition starts at no fixed date after the polling. Usually within a couple of weeks of the polling end.
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If it was created by light & shadows why not. Now don't go everyone and post silhouettes though!



No, no, not fair. If you allow 1 silhouette as a shadow then all silhouettes must qualify. I think someone already said this but, a silhouette is an actual object whereas a shadow is is a projected image of light differential. Huh? Anyway you get this gist of what I am trying to convey.
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I concur with OrigiNO
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613flavah wrote:
If it was created by light & shadows why not. Now don't go everyone and post silhouettes though!



No, no, not fair. If you allow 1 silhouette as a shadow then all silhouettes must qualify. I think someone already said this but, a silhouette is an actual object whereas a shadow is is a projected image of light differential. Huh? Anyway you get this gist of what I am trying to convey.


That would have been me... :wink:

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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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It can be argued either way... I'd say that it is a subject that a debate would go nowhere with.

Here are the definitions:

Shadow - A dark image projected onto a surface where light is blocked by the shade of an object; relative darkness, especially as caused by the interruption of light; gloom, obscurity

Silhouette - A representation of the outlines of an object filled in with a black color; a profile portrait in black, such as a shadow appears to be
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So what you're saying is that they are the same thing, it just depends on where you are looking.
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I don't care how you interpret definitions. Fact is, you can stand in a shadow but you can stand in a silhouette. Try it if you don't believe.
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Quote:
I'll see you on the dark side of the Moon
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joebert wrote:
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You've just helped me choose my music for my 3 hour car journey today. Thanks.
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SB wrote:
You've just helped me choose my music for my 3 hour car journey today. Thanks.

An excellent choice, SB.

I listened to The Wall in its entirety on my trip home this weekend.

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