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The sculpture of an angler and his rod & line (and the inevitable lamp-post) casts its shadow across a small square near Southampton Civic Centre.
A Saturday Shadow for Mick.

Sincere apologies for the lack of V&C yesterday. Our internet connection is reliably erratic, remaining on for anything from five seconds to 25 minutes before cutting out, so it is being monitored for the next 24 hours before our suppliers can take the next step. Normal connections will resume - - - sometime - - -

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
Lens:LEICA
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Aug 2013 - 10:27 AM
Focal Length:6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-0.66
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Fishing for Compliments
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:24 Aug 2013 - 7:34 AM
Tags:Humour, People, Photo journalism, Saturday shadows, Specialist / abstract
Votes:59

Comments

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 7:42 AM

Looks an interesting sculpture. A striking juxtaposition of shadows, and a shot that would be so easy to get wrong. Obviously, of course, you didn't get it wrong.

Alan

franken
franken e2 Member 123270 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 7:44 AM

Excellent timing Bill.

Ken

HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 7:48 AM

Great shot SmileSmile

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9199 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 7:51 AM

Great capture! Well seen with the shadows?
Ty

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1920 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 7:54 AM

Great composition with the shadows, well observed image.
Nigel

fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 7:54 AM

Great shadows but something else takes the eye Smile

Albert

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 7:56 AM

Complex and fascinating shadows, and what the Victorians would have described as 'a well turned ankle' too.

nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 9:06 AM

Would be very intriguing shadow shot, if not explained, Bill. Great timing for the bonus that walks on and along.
P.S. Thank you for the great comment, much appreciated.

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
24 Aug 2013 - 9:26 AM

optime

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 9:34 AM

Great shadows GrinGrin
Diane

Michaela_Solway

Brilliant shadowing which has resulted in a quirky image.. Like it Wink

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 9:46 AM

One that got away. Just a few feet to the left and he'd have caught her. Smile

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104250 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 10:23 AM

Looks like you're trying to emulate Zoran Wink...and doing a pretty job of a fine pair of legs GrinGrin

Nothern_Licht
Nothern_Licht e2 Member 5Nothern_Licht vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 10:24 AM

Great observational awareness. Very original. My only irritation with this great photography are the 3 things which look like grave stones in top right. I'd be tempted to photoshop them out as I find them a little bit distracting.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:46 AM

There's always someone walking across the shot when trying to take it Bill Wink

John Smile

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44301 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:47 AM

Nice legs, and so fortunate to get the shadows as a bonus, Bill. Don't try convincing us it was the other way around!Wink

Hope your broadband is soon fixed...not a router problem, is it?

Malc

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:49 AM

Great shadows image Bill well spottedSmile

Cliff

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 12:27 PM

Looks like he lassoed himself a good catchSmileSmileSmileSmile

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 1:37 PM

Thank you for these Saturday Shadows Bill,
but I have to say,I find these shadows VERY DISTRACTING indeed !!
Who needs them ?
Clone the bleeding things out !!
Mick.

jujupops
jujupops e2 Member 4jujupops vcard England
24 Aug 2013 - 1:59 PM

Well seen and captured Bill......pity about someone walking straight into your shot eh!!! Wink
Julie

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 2:31 PM

Now this is one superb shadow. You have the great ability to spot the unusual Bill........Sandy

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 4:42 PM

Are you trying to tell us you were photographing this for the Saturday Shadows theme, Bill?! Blush Pull the other one...Wink They are nice shadows, though, as well as nice legs...Grin
Trev Smile

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 5:48 PM

WOW.

Oh yeah, and really nice shadows too, Bill Wink

Andrew

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
24 Aug 2013 - 5:52 PM

What a coincidence that the shadows appeared

Peter

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
25 Aug 2013 - 1:53 AM

Your fishing for a pedestrian paid out! She even had a mini-skirt. Smile
Awesome shot!
M

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 4:25 PM

Like the shadows and well timing with the walking figure
Regards Richard

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 9:49 PM

More like fishing for clicks Bill!WinkGrin A shapely young lady with long legs is bound to attract the red blooded males on here to cast their vote!Tongue Oh dear it looks like I've fallen for it hook, line and sinker and you've reeled me in!Blush

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