Stills V3

August 7, 2009


Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 20:00

Avoiding the self portrait by hiding in the shadow!



  1. To have kept the tree shadow distinct out to such a distance is commendable. It also makes it more unusual. Overall the distance is rather clear indicating a cool evening and even the possibility of rain.

    The tree shadow raises a mundane piece of landscape into something special, even quintessentially English: I can’t think of a flat enough piece of ground with a tall enough tree round here to achieve that!

    Comment by John Ellis — August 9, 2009 @ 06:46

  2. Now I feel bad!!!!! I reckon there was another 10 metres of shadow behind me, I was too lazy to walk back.


    Comment by Rex — August 9, 2009 @ 10:45

  3. I think it seems far from England. The shadow like this makes it seem like a baobab or sequoia tree. I love the soft golden tone, too.

    Comment by doonster — August 10, 2009 @ 17:55

  4. An alternate title might be “overshadowed” ;-)

    The composition, light and effect of the tree shadow are all contributing to make this an enjoyable image. Seems a very pleasant place to be standing.

    Comment by Christina — August 11, 2009 @ 04:34

  5. Like my comment on ‘View Terrace’, the landscape presentation of this combined with the wonderful shadow gives this so much depth. Happy the focus also enhances this effect. I think you could had a great time making youself a little more visible in this and seeing what shapes the tree could take.

    Comment by akikana — August 11, 2009 @ 05:01

  6. I liked this a lot when I first saw it, but it hasn’t stayed with me – and of course it is always a disaster when a viewer starts dissecting an artwork.

    I think that I want it to be more playful (as in akikana’s comment). Or maybe a part of a set with the shadow growing or shrinking. Or maybe fading…

    Comment by Colin — August 12, 2009 @ 07:24

  7. The elongated shadow would be intriguing on its own, but lined up with the tree across the field completes an interesting composition. Thanks to the rich textures in the grass, there is plenty of detail and color to hold me.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — August 24, 2009 @ 00:34

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