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Challenge: Shadows VII (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Driveway
Date: Oct 28, 2012
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 29, 2012


This is an idea that I have had in my head for about 10 years after being inspired by photography shadow work of Faithwalker on deviantART. It was not until I saw and read GIS_boy's The Caped Crusader Within that I had an idea on how to accomplish it. I never got around to it until now.

Thanks to my loving husband who got up with me early Sunday morning to get the shot. I only had 30 minutes before the sun would peak up over the neighbor's roof and ruin the lighting.

Mondays - we drag ourselves out of bed and get dressed for work. We may have grown up, but our inner child still wishes to 'break' free and play. Or maybe - we are bogged down with duty and responsibilities that we have forgotten how to play. Play, is nothing more than a shadow.

How did I get the shadow? Here is a hint
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Place: 43 out of 101
Avg (all users): 5.3759
Avg (commenters): 4.8000
Avg (participants): 5.1667
Avg (non-participants): 5.4941
Views since voting: 441
Views during voting: 260
Votes: 133
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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11/07/2012 11:18:22 AM
Wow, 8 1s for not having a real shadow? DPC, where have you gone...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/06/2012 12:06:47 PM
Exactly the way I feel every Monday
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11/04/2012 03:57:05 PM
Too contrived for me (no real shadow) - sorry.
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11/04/2012 12:07:36 AM
Ummm I could be wrong but pretty sure I'm not, but isn't that a card board cut out on the ground......lol
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10/31/2012 02:04:52 PM
Very clever
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10/31/2012 07:00:43 AM
Great concept, black and white works very well. Wonder why you cropped off his face - a slightly lower angle would have worked wonders I assume. Since the light comes from almost the opposite direction as what the fake shadow suggests, a shoot at another time of the day might also have helped. Still my top pick so far.
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