Stills V3

January 2, 2014

Summer yet to come?

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 01:00

L9991915

A quick pic tonight. The one that started it is here – http://photosojourner.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/l9991907.jpg – I’m looking forward to some lighter nights and better weather, but happy new year to all!

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5 Comments »

  1. I like this (having just enjoyed an 82.3km ride!) because of its simplicity.
    It also reminded me of THIS.
    In Lenswork there was an article called Office Shadows by Allan Flagel, it is mainly shadows (His work can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/people/lensworker2 although not in the form of his Lenswork article) Two examples are HERE and HERE.
    I have decided to look at more shadows!:-)

    Comment by Rex — January 2, 2014 @ 17:44

  2. Hi Mike. It took me some time to realize what this actually was. There is a bit of an abstraction going on in here, but I am uncertain whether it is good or bad. (Making use of) more shadows in (our) pictures will be a good thing as Rex wrote. I will see if I can dig up some of mine later.

    Comment by Cem — January 2, 2014 @ 18:46

  3. We are all drawn to shadows. For me, this one is dominated by the ‘seated bird’ at the top. Strangely, it becomes more interesting when one gets to understand that it is a bicycle. Does the recognition of the object make it less abstract? Another question that comes to mind is whether, once one has started on an abstract image, there should be more processing to make the shape more graphical, in general meaning at the more extreme ends of the tonal range?

    Comment by zavaell — January 5, 2014 @ 14:40

  4. On the questions of questions, I’m now wondering if this is to be technically classed a shadow or a silhouette of a shadow (if you see what I mean) and l also wondered if I would have increased the contrast.

    With my cyclist’s head on I thought “I like that the handlebars are held in by an “old fashioned” quill style stem, but I wonder if said stem is too high, that is fastened perilously close, or even above, the “minimum insertion” point into the frame.

    Comment by cgcooke — January 9, 2014 @ 22:03

  5. For a totally unrelated question: “Should I have ventured out onto the pennines tonight, on the hope I might have seen the northern lights”?

    Comment by cgcooke — January 9, 2014 @ 23:04


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