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This is an uphill wooden walkway at Marwell Zoo.
Typical of me again, you'd expect pictures of animals from a zoo, but I bring you shadows.
I'm getting into this Saturday Shadows thing!
4 versions. V2 is not a crop, but a different picture. Vs 3 and 4 are the colour versions.
Again, I wasn't sure which one to lead with, or whether it should be mono or colour.
Pamela.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/120sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Daylight
Title:Uphill Shadows
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:20 Apr 2013 - 6:52 PM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Marwell zoo, Shadow, Walkway
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Votes:68
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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43921 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 6:57 PM

Two wonderfully captured images with two great variants. For me the monochrome versions seem to have more impact and thus in turn are more appealing so it's images one and two for me today Pamela

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa14 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 6:58 PM

A good presentation Pamela , nice strong shadows for today...John

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Badgerfred
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20 Apr 2013 - 7:00 PM

V1 my favourite Pamela,
Fred.

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 7:34 PM

The strong shadows provide great lead in th this fine composition, Your lead image gets the vote.

Albert

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 7:40 PM

This is a stunning set of shadows, my preference is v3-- I like the subtle colors displayed!

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senn
senn Plus Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 7:44 PM

great set, .. V3 works well for me

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 7:44 PM

Now these are what you call a shadow. - gary

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franken
franken Plus Member 123444 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 8:29 PM

A wonderful set with version one being my favourite Pamela.

Ken

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1187 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 8:35 PM

These have to be b&w, and I think I like the simpler V2.
Moira

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 8:35 PM

A very strong composition and an excellent shot for the Saturday shadow theme.
For me the B and W versions have more drama and I am torn between V 1 and 2.
Ronnie.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 8:48 PM

A most enjoyable set, Pamela. I would probably go for V2, too.
So glad you are getting in to the theme, for which I take no credit (it was actually Tony (Tony64)'s idea to start with) despite the finger often pointing in my direction. It has proved a very fruitful and versatile topic as it can be interpreted in at least two ways (shadows falling on main subject or shadows of main subject, with or without subject visible). Shadows are constantly changing and seldom the same, they can advance and retreat, make me look leaner (I wish) or fatter (sigh**); I could harp on about them for ages but had better not. Oh, just to say they are more flexible than PS can ever be. Welcome to the club!
Regards
Bill

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51261 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 8:55 PM

Needs the left hand rail in the shot so v1 or v3 for me but I'm going to sit on that fence as to which is the stronger Grin.

Dave

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 9:01 PM

Have to confess, mono is really not my thing and I nearly always prefer colour. This time, however, I am in no doubt and it's V1 for me with those wonderfully strong shapes and lines. It's a stunner!

Ann

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ChristineD
ChristineD Plus Member 9ChristineD vcard England
20 Apr 2013 - 9:25 PM

This is a stunning set of shadow images, all are good

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RysiekJan
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20 Apr 2013 - 10:32 PM

Prefer the b/w versions, I find the b/g sky a bit distracting in the colour versions. Like V1 & V2 equally.

Richard

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 11:01 PM

Getting seriously worried about myself as I prefer the mono versions.

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thedon1941
20 Apr 2013 - 11:26 PM

Stunning shots Pamela. And no need to worry, you're not alone in preferring the b&w version. I think many of us do. Don

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 11:34 PM

Yes, mono! There is just something about mono that makes everything so black and white,lol. No in-between to make you stray away.......Sandy

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zapar40
zapar40  566 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 12:14 AM

lovely shadow work, love the comp/lead lines, well taken and v3 for me.
ant.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
21 Apr 2013 - 5:23 AM

I think V1 was a good choice to lead with - even though I normally prefer colour Smile Great photos Pamela !!

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 6:18 AM

Excellent shadow captures, Pamela, with V.1 being my choice for the vote. Carol

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 - 8:20 AM

Super strong verticals and horizontals, Pamela.

P.

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jaktis
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21 Apr 2013 - 8:40 AM

Great shadows indeed

Peter

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 468 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 10:21 AM

I do like the more dramatic lines in V1.

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3236 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 10:38 AM

A great shadow set of images that I like in colour and monoSmile
NettaSmile

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Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 12:29 PM

Beautiful compositions and great shadows Pamela. They work best in B&W for me.
Rende

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 4:07 PM

Very strong shadows which I think work well in all four images, but on balance, I think the monos work just that little bit better.
Ann

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 4:12 PM

Great Saturday Shadows, Pamela, and think mono works best, with V2 being my fave Smile
Trev Smile

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Diggeo
Diggeo  2 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 7:01 PM

Very nice. I like it in BW. V1 for me.Smile
George

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Tish1
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21 Apr 2013 - 8:04 PM

I think the mono works best here.

Tish

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91970 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 8:15 PM

V1 and V3 work equally well for me Pamela - I think the inclusion of the rail LH side gives better perspective.
Brian.

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morpheus1955
21 Apr 2013 - 11:36 PM

Brilliant set of images Pamela, excellent composition, really worksd well as a mono, love them all

Hugh

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Lillian
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22 Apr 2013 - 6:35 AM

Lovely strong selection Pamela
Lillian

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JohnChambersPhotography

Excellent set of shots work so well in mono and very well spotted by you.

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Glostopcat
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22 Apr 2013 - 5:57 PM

Wonderful lines and shadows in this set Pamela, I think these must be about the best Shadow Saturday images i've seen.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 7:29 PM

I love dark stark shadows and these are magnificent, Pamela. I especially like Vs 1 and 3, the colour edging out the BW Smile

Andrew

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23 Apr 2013 - 1:48 AM

Awesome lines and shadows.
Ty

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 7:31 AM

An interesting set - enjoyed them all - definitely the b&w versions

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canonfan
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23 Apr 2013 - 11:36 AM

Fantastic set of images Pamela. I like V1
Jim

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 10:56 AM

I like shadows... I prefer mono, and the cropped one. Actually, I might prefer to crop it further...I just rolling up and down V2 a bit..I sense that if it is as a whole picture, the foreground shadow seemed a bit heavy to me, but it could be an advantage if the top part was cropped. So either crop the top up to the cross part of the fence; or keep the top, crop more than half of the bottom...just a thought. Show you here, easier to try one than talking.Wink

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helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2013 - 3:42 PM

So glad you are getting into the shadow theme - Terrific collection here and v1 works well as a leader for me SmileSmile
Helen

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Mavis
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1 May 2013 - 10:24 PM

Four great images Pamela but I do prefer Version ! . Love the strong shadows and the Mono suits it perfectly xx

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