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Light, shadows and a flower. I thought that this suited the Saturday Shadows theme.
An interesting subject, I tried various strategies and this was the most successful, but it needed quite a bit of work on the flower. An attempt with a spot of fill-in flash gave better detail there, but at the cost of muzzier, less crisp rim-lighting and this for me is all about the rim-lighting against the shadows.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Oct 2012 - 2:42 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.8
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:The station fence
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:17 Nov 2012 - 7:52 AM
Tags:Flowers, Saturday shadows, Specialist / abstract
Votes:49

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frz67
frz67  4 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 8:14 AM

the rim light helps in defining the shape, at the expense of some details of the flower.
I like the regular pattern of the fence well contrasting the natural curvy shapes of the flower.
well seen Moira, and taken
enjoy your week end

francesco

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franken
franken e2 Member 113103 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 8:19 AM

Love the patterns in this Moira.

Ken

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 8:30 AM

Well thought and executed image, Moira. I like it a lot!

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RobboB
RobboB e2 Member 775 forum postsRobboB vcard United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 - 8:31 AM

Some wonderful light here Moira and I like the juxtaposition of the fence and the plant

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 8:32 AM

This is still an image full of impact even though you didn't achieve your ideal.

Albert

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JohnChambersPhotography

It's got impact full of creative powers works for me. Good Saturday shadow capture.

John

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 9:13 AM

Yes it works Moira - and I can see a second shot from a crop from the bottom to loose the shadow to the left.
Lovely contrast between regular a nd irregular shapes SmileSmile
Helen

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64362 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 9:13 AM

The rimlight picks out the flower very well and I like the way it seems to be peeking out from its corner. . A tricky exposure.

PS: Radio 4 - Saturday Live this morning. They're doing a piece on the knitted characters at Saltburn.
x

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 - 9:28 AM

Wonderful patterns and shadow. Fits the theme nicely
Jim

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 9:43 AM

a winner for sure.
please accept my user award

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104014 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 9:44 AM

difficult to cater for the bright paint...like the focus on the plants edges Smile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 10:06 AM

Intriguing... I though the posts were actual shadows at first. There's just enough detail in the plant which is nicely shaped with the rim light.

Dave

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6521 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 10:49 AM

Works for me Moira. - gary

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
17 Nov 2012 - 1:00 PM

Well done with the shadows Moira, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 1:14 PM

It's that rim light - it's perfect.

Anne

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 1:32 PM

The rim lighting is beautiful Moira - good eyes!
Ann

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Joline
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17 Nov 2012 - 1:39 PM

This is the most beautiful shadow today Moira. You were able to preserve the rim lighting very well.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 1:40 PM

Thanks everyone, and particular thanks to Barbs for her UA. We're back from Newcastle, I have been photographing the little Remembrance Sunday crosses with their personal messages, so very moving. They will carry forward to next year...
We got talking to a lady who was evacuated from Newcastle at the age of five, and visits schools to talk about her experiences as a child in WW2.
Helen,

Quote: I can see a second shot from a crop from the bottom to loose the shadow to the left.

I wondered about a crop, but didn't want to lose any of the diagonal shadow wedges at the top. And I didn't want to clone.
Dave,

Quote: Intriguing... I though the posts were actual shadows at first.

That's the trompe-l'oeil effect that I was hoping for, glad it's worked!
Moira

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 2:27 PM

I like that light on the flower. Coming through the cracks so not to get sunburned.......Sandy

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 3:02 PM

Semi abstract and wonderful blacks in this Moira,I hate to say it but there's a face in the flower probably a peeping tom in late bloom.

Dougie

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 3:24 PM

A tricky subject, but a fine bit of fiddling around on it, Moira! Wink
Trev Smile

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43836 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 3:56 PM

Very clever, Moira. I was taken in by the fence and thought it was a repeated shadow. The rim-lighting is so subtle and just perfect. This looks like an exposure nightmare, so you have done exceptionally well here - and remembered the dof at the same time...females and multi-tasking!

Malc

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 4:15 PM


Quote: I hate to say it but there's a face in the flower probably a peeping tom in late bloom.

I shall approach the gardening in a whole new light after that!
Cheers, everyone,
Moira

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carper123
carper123  280 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 4:32 PM

A fine creative image, Moira, well thought out as usual and well executed.
Nice one.
Darryl. Smile x

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 8:41 PM

I had to look hard to decide which we're shadows and what was fence, didn't take too long and it works for me

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milky
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17 Nov 2012 - 9:06 PM

Beautiful work------Milky

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 - 10:30 PM

Very nice image Moira with good detail on the flower, Peter..

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 11:04 PM

I like the transparency of the flower against the harsh shadows!

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 1:10 AM

I thought the posts were shadows too Moira !!
An intriguing shot.
Mick.

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 9:17 AM

great patterns

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Hop-A-Long
18 Nov 2012 - 11:22 AM

Love this, wonderful image.

Andy

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pascalg
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19 Nov 2012 - 11:47 AM

beautiful image
love the tones / composition

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