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Where Shadows Fall
sherpet


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Challenge: Shadows IV (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenge Outcasts
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: My Succulant-Cactus garden.
Date: Aug 5, 2007
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Black and White, Textures
Date Uploaded: Aug 5, 2007

On the last entry day for this challenge, I was walking passed my new succulant/cactus garden in the late afternoon, and I was amazed by the shadows falling down onto my new garden.

This was due to the stairs at the back of our house.

They fell dirrectly in this wonderful pattern, against the reed blinds at the back of this succulant/cactus garden.

I didn't even have my camera with me, so I had to climb the stairs to get it, to take this dramatic photo.

Normal processing on this one, with raw and photoshop, with the exception of changing it to black and white, with gradient map.

This gave me the strong dramatic effect gradient map brings, which is what I was looking for.

Also quite a lot of burning, in the shadow areas, to make the blacks really black.

I think this one would even pass for Basic rules.

Statistics
Place: 48 out of 128
Avg (all users): 5.7438
Avg (commenters): 6.1000
Avg (participants): 5.4706
Avg (non-participants): 5.8716
Views since voting: 614
Views during voting: 243
Votes: 160
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/14/2007 06:52:40 PM
Thanks for that comment, and alot of people thought it was blown, re the whites, but when converted to gradient map, this is how it turned out, and I really like the HIGH KEY approach. I left it like this, as a strong black and white image, you see here.

Also many thenks for all of your wonderful comments throughout the challenge, and also after the results. I am pleasd with this one as I thinl it may be my first black and white image entered into a challenge before. U wanted it to be dramatic.....

Originally posted by bdenny:

Under-rated in my opinion. I saw another pic of yours and it reminded me to check my prediction...I was right :)


Message edited by author 2007-08-14 18:53:04.
08/14/2007 06:22:18 PM
Under-rated in my opinion. I saw another pic of yours and it reminded me to check my prediction...I was right :)
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08/13/2007 11:00:28 PM
I love the complexity of the composition and the high contrast. Very nice to look at...
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08/13/2007 04:44:32 AM
Stunning shadows, Shez. Love the high contrast. WTG, girl!
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08/13/2007 02:56:20 AM
Beautiful composition and editing Shez!
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08/13/2007 12:44:15 AM
great score shez ... its an excellent image & i love your processing ... totally fits the challenge and love the dramtic contrasts ..:)
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08/13/2007 12:24:17 AM
Strong finish Shez, well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/12/2007 11:37:50 PM
Neat, nice BW and depth.
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08/12/2007 01:39:13 AM
A beautiful shot, but to me... the contrast is just too harsh for the shot. That is the only complaint I have. Good job! (7)
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08/11/2007 09:09:11 AM
this works very well in black and white, i like the details in the leaves
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08/10/2007 11:19:41 AM
I love the high contrast B&W. Because of it's content (succulents), I'm gonna guess sherpet. ??
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08/10/2007 10:36:47 AM
I like photos like this. Your use of shadows tales an ordinary subject and adds interest and makes it extraordinary.
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08/10/2007 10:27:53 AM
Stunning shadows create an image where shadows are the subject. Great capture.
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08/08/2007 09:05:37 PM
alot of shadows here, but I don't think they really add to the image. Other parts are a bit blown
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08/08/2007 06:49:25 PM
Too much contrast IMO
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08/08/2007 05:52:24 PM
The composition of this photo is AMAZING especially with the alternating shadows, where something in the foreground is shaded against a sunlit background and vise versa. I think the choice of black and white is perfect, making the contrast that much more intense and really capturing the shadows in a way that most people might not have even thought of.
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08/08/2007 05:35:18 PM
Not enough creativity - just a simple shot put into high contrast?
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08/07/2007 11:17:23 AM
highlights to hot
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08/06/2007 12:17:05 AM
I like this - the sharply contrasting tones makes it look very artsy.
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