Stills V3

April 15, 2009

End of the Day (05720027)

Filed under: Matt — Matt Alofs @ 11:23

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  1. the lighting has brought out the tracks from lawnmower(?) well. All those curves; tracks, branches, edge of garden beside house cut by the shadow of the tree and photographer.

    Is that a leaf next to your shadow’s left leg?

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — April 16, 2009 @ 21:24

  2. This one has a strange effect on me. I think a colour picture yet see monochrome.

    Comment by doonster — April 16, 2009 @ 21:59

  3. Shadows of self do tend to accumulate in one’s files.

    There are three things that help this one: the texture of the grass, the bags of building material/rubble by the house and the fact that you seem to be as tall as the tree (if you are moved in line with it).

    It’s also quite a neat evocation of a suburban plot.

    Comment by John Ellis — April 17, 2009 @ 06:37

  4. Robert, yep, that’s a leaf. It plays well on the print, but at this size, it looks more like a flaw.

    Martin, would you believe that I sometimes do the same thing? Even though I don’t shoot color, I’ll sometimes register my own B&W work in color, most often with shots like this where I know that the color of the light was particularly beautiful.

    John, the bags of ‘rubble’ are bags of winter leaves, a ubiquitous sight at this time of year as people begin cleaning up their lawns and gardens.

    Comment by matt — April 17, 2009 @ 13:11

  5. I trust that the leaves go to compost!

    Comment by John Ellis — April 17, 2009 @ 15:52

  6. Lovely long shadows and tonal contrast between branches and shadow.

    Comment by Rex — April 17, 2009 @ 21:00

  7. My love of all things connected to trees keeps me focused on the lovely detail in the bark and the intriguing shadow of twisted branches.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — April 18, 2009 @ 16:42

  8. Friedlander again

    Comment by Gordon — April 21, 2009 @ 04:00

  9. This immediately reminded me of the image that Colin used to have on his auspicious dragon home page.

    It’s very well done — the light and tonal range are just right. I like the bags on the right.

    Comment by Christina — April 22, 2009 @ 04:49

  10. ‘This immediately reminded me of the image that Colin used to have on his auspicious dragon home page.’

    Yep, I remember that one.

    ‘I trust that the leaves go to compost!’

    Eh, trash pickup here is privatized, so I’m sure they go wherever is most cost effective. I’d like to believe they are composted, but I have my doubts.

    Comment by matt — April 22, 2009 @ 12:44

  11. I like the way that the human shadow doesn’t dominate in the way that self shadows normally do. There is a whole story here that the figure is just a part of.

    The tree creates a good line across the pic and to the bags.

    Comment by Colin — April 23, 2009 @ 02:28

  12. This pic?

    http://www.auspiciousdragon.net/?page_id=12

    Comment by Colin — April 23, 2009 @ 02:30

  13. Yeah, that’s the one I was thinking of.

    Comment by matt — April 23, 2009 @ 11:33


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