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I have used this clock for many images in the past, but never by a window with snow outside.
The effect of the snow is amazingly different from a white background as it produces a light of its own. So this was taken at 4.20 in an unlit room on the window ledge
The shadows are not strong, but they are there. I placed a coloured vase behind the clock and really like the blue reflections. I've also desaturated this so that the focus is more on the pattern and shadow. Not a decorative shadow this week, but still worth posting
Keep safe and warm everyone
Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Jan 2013 - 5:22 PM
Focal Length:39mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:0.5sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Not quite a five o'clock shadow
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:19 Jan 2013 - 11:05 AM
Tags:Clock, Natural lighting, Reflections, Saturday shadow, Snow outside, Specialist / abstract
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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 11:07 AM

Beautiful composition and wonderful title HelenSmile
Rende

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 11:09 AM

Thanks Rende Smile

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 11:26 AM

Intriguing pattern. Try cropping the clock face off.

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 11:28 AM

Super image fabulous light and delicate colours, excellent composition

Hugh

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Brian65
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19 Jan 2013 - 11:28 AM

Still lovely shadows Helen.
Brian

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 11:29 AM

Thanks John, Hugh and Brian

Quote: Intriguing pattern. Try cropping the clock face off.

Thanks for your suggestion John
I have taken dozens of shots from the clock yesterday, and with this one I particularly wanted to keep the blue reflection to the left of the clock - but I will use your suggestion with some of the others John SmileSmile

Last Modified By helenlinda at 19 Jan 2013 - 11:30 AM

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 11:33 AM

Cleverly thought out and created, Helen. Carol

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 11:39 AM

Imaginative and intriguing

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 11:44 AM

Interesting work Helen well achieved

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 12:07 PM

love the comp helen wonderful detail and tones a cracker nice one Wink
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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 12:08 PM

Interesting Helen, rather than crop the face out, how about the clock in its entirety?

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 12:27 PM

This is lovely and subtle.
I like John's idea of the crop, it would make a striking abstract.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64430 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 12:33 PM

Terrific. A clock made quirky and interesting by your imagination. Smile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
19 Jan 2013 - 12:55 PM

Only an artistic mind can come up with this image Helen ! Well done Smile

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achieverswales
19 Jan 2013 - 1:07 PM

Excellent well lit and composed capture Helen.

Regards

Trev.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 1:12 PM

I love your use of the blue vase to create the reflections.
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WhiteRose1
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19 Jan 2013 - 1:27 PM

I'm in John's gang today! Grin I like the ice blue tones, reflections and brushed steel shadows, but the clock face demands your attention/focus.

Dave

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digital_boi
19 Jan 2013 - 1:28 PM

yes good use of the vase love your crop and title

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7431 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1018 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 1:44 PM

I can see so many possibilities in this. The blue vase is attractive but the interest for me is in the light catching the three separate edges. Layers of time...
Just a thought - remove the vase, take the same composition without it, crop off the top down to the edge of the dial, and you have the basis for a manipulation...
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 1:44 PM

Definitely one to post, Helen. While all shadow photos are studies of light this one is far subtler than most.
Bill

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 1:45 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions - not much of a shadow I know WinkWinkWink

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 2:21 PM

Well thought out and immaculately captured Helen, love the title too.

Ray

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 2:26 PM

A natural manipulation-- so very well done--- a great shadow image!

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 3:45 PM

A very well seen image, Helen, and works for me just as it is Smile Great title, too! Wink
Trev Smile

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19 Jan 2013 - 3:56 PM

Happy to be 30
And love the title.....

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 4:48 PM

Thanks Ray, Jenn, Trev and Barbara SmileSmileSmileSmile

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19 Jan 2013 - 7:14 PM

I like the diffuse light Helen.
Derek

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
22 Jan 2013 - 5:25 PM

Great Title good strong idea well executed like it, it works. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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22 Jan 2013 - 6:11 PM

Thanks Derek and Leon SmileSmile

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