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A very big Thank Yooo to Jennnn (taggart) for her very valued UA on the cute little snake Smile What a wonderful thing to come back to Smile

Speaking of which, thanks so much to the lot of yous for the warm welcome back SmileSmile


Gosh…it’s been aaaaaages since I’ve put up a Saturday Shadows shot. Here’s one I took earlier this year. I may have been absent for a couple of months but EPZ was always on my mind…especially when I saw some nice shadows or something for Silly Sunday Smile This was taken at the end of January.

Now what do you reckon, people? The uncropped version in V2? Or with the sun at the top cropped out in V1?


Andrew

Camera:Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Lens:Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:14mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
White Balance:Auto
Title:Saturday Shadows
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:3 May 2014 - 9:20 AM
Tags:Black & white, Bw, Mono, Rays, Saturday shadows, Shadows, Specialist / abstract, Stairs, Steps, Sun, Sunlight
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 9:53 AM

Whoah!
A belter
V 2 rings all my bells
But would have loved V1 if there hadn't been a choice

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Lillian
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3 May 2014 - 9:59 AM

Has to be V2 for me Andrew...great detail in the processing and shadows
Lillian

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 10:13 AM

Ah! So I should've left in the sun! Thanks, you two Wink

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 10:16 AM

V.2 for me too, Andrew, super shadows Smile Carol

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ChiliMan
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3 May 2014 - 10:29 AM

Thanks, Carol Smile

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andylea
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3 May 2014 - 10:44 AM

brilliant light and shadows andrew v1 for me today love the comp a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 10:50 AM

V2 definitely Andrew. Smile

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 11:09 AM

v1 for me Andrew - well composed and it looks good in mono SmileSmile
Helen

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netta1234
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3 May 2014 - 11:20 AM

Great mono imagesSmile
NettaSmile

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cabbie
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3 May 2014 - 11:33 AM

Excellent work

Bob

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RysiekJan
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3 May 2014 - 11:34 AM

V1 for me.

Richard

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bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 12:05 PM

super shadows

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Mollycat
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3 May 2014 - 12:22 PM

Both work well for me Andrew, do like those rays on wall.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8527 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 12:42 PM

I think V2 for me, by a whisker. There's lovely tension in the lines and angles, all pulling in different directions.
One minor point - don't push sharpening too far, if you look at those near-verticals rising from the stairs the outlines are 'stepped', that's a sign of over sharpening.
Moira

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 1:11 PM

I like both of these Andrew. I like all the lines going all ways. Good shadows for Saturday.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 1:12 PM

great light and shadows, well composed images and worked so well in mono Andrew.

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ColleenA
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3 May 2014 - 1:24 PM

Isn't it annoying when one spends ages deciding which image to lead with, you finally decide you have it and everyone picks V2....lol
Anyway I like V1....what an amazing capture Andrew, the best shadow Saturday image ever!

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 1:30 PM

V1 for me Andrew - don't ask for reasons!!Grin What a tremendous array of lines and shadows. SmileSmileSmileSmile
Joan.

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CaroleS
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3 May 2014 - 1:59 PM

Some lovely sharp shadows and lines Andrew!

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mikbee
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3 May 2014 - 2:41 PM

V1 for me Andrew.
Good graphic shot.
Mick.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 2:53 PM

V1 for me, too, but the difference is only wafer-thin. Love this a lot: the kind of photo where it's uncertain what came first, the shadows or the highlights. Stirs the little grey cells round in the old brainbox, keeps them active and engaged Blush
Well, mine need stirring round quite a bit these days Blush
Regards
Bill

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taggart
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3 May 2014 - 5:54 PM

Actually, both work very nicely-- a brilliant shadow capture!

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Glostopcat
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3 May 2014 - 7:39 PM

I can't choose between them Andrew, excellent lines, light and shadows

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Fred263
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3 May 2014 - 8:41 PM

Great POV and shadows. v1 for me. Perfectly presented.

Fred

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 10:59 PM

Not a lot in it, Andrew, but I'll go for V1. Very strong contrasts and diagonals.

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Holmewood
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3 May 2014 - 11:15 PM

I give up Andrew. I keep flicking between the two and still cannot make up my mind so I am going to say both equally. I know I used to be decisive but am not so sure now! Cathy

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thedon1941
4 May 2014 - 12:02 AM

Fabulous shots. Don

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leontari
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4 May 2014 - 12:27 AM

Fine Saturday capture. I like all the rays in the wall. Great shadows. I slightly prefer V1.
Effrossini

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SimonFletch
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4 May 2014 - 5:54 AM

Excellent Shadows image/s Andrew.
"Step Up" or "Line Up" would make possible alternatives to your title?
Wonderful B&W images, making the eye travel all over the place.

Simon

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2014 - 6:54 AM


Quote: I think V2 for me, by a whisker. There's lovely tension in the lines and angles, all pulling in different directions.
One minor point - don't push sharpening too far, if you look at those near-verticals rising from the stairs the outlines are 'stepped', that's a sign of over sharpening.
Moira

Thanks for the tip, Moira, but the stepping is not due to oversharpening here. I rarely sharpen my pics during processing and this one wasn't sharpened at all. The only sharpening happens after resizing...I do Smart Size > Sharpen (PSP X). BUT...the stepping happens before I sharpen. It happens when I resize. Whatever method I've used...bilinear, bicubic, Smart Size, Weighted Average...no diff. Certain lines in certain images suffer the stepping. I'm guessing it's like that moire thing which happens? UNLESS, in this case, the Dramatic Tone filter I used did some sharpening? Even so, I bet the stepping would still be there were I to resize the straight-from-cam shot. Fortunately the high-res image's lines aren't affected. Only the resized version. Weird, huh?

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4 May 2014 - 6:56 AM


Quote: Isn't it annoying when one spends ages deciding which image to lead with, you finally decide you have it and everyone picks V2....lol
Anyway I like V1....what an amazing capture Andrew, the best shadow Saturday image ever!

Oh man...the number of times that's happened to me. Aww...and thanks for the amazing compliment AND your UA! SmileSmile

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ChiliMan
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4 May 2014 - 6:59 AM


Quote: V1 for me, too, but the difference is only wafer-thin. Love this a lot: the kind of photo where it's uncertain what came first, the shadows or the highlights. Stirs the little grey cells round in the old brainbox, keeps them active and engaged Blush
Well, mine need stirring round quite a bit these days Blush
Regards
Bill

Definitely better stirred, not shaken Smile

Hmm...I probably didn't think of shadows or highlights per se when I saw this. Ok fine, I must've thought those were cool shadows. But I think my primary thought was, "Hey, nice stripes!" Grin

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ChiliMan
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4 May 2014 - 7:00 AM


Quote: I know I used to be decisive but am not so sure now!

Hahaha...love that GrinGrin

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4 May 2014 - 7:12 AM

WOW! What stunners. For some weird and wonderful reason the site won't let me give this my UA (?) so take a virtual UA from Spain, excellente fotografia!

V2 for me, the Sun gives that added frisson.

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4 May 2014 - 7:29 AM


Quote: WOW! What stunners. For some weird and wonderful reason the site won't let me give this my UA (?) so take a virtual UA from Spain, excellente fotografia!

V2 for me, the Sun gives that added frisson.

Way hey!! Thanks for the UA, Lynne SmileSmile I KNEW I should have left good and well alone. I was happy with the original. Then I did a crop at the last minute. Most comments indicate that I shouldn't have fiddled...lol

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janlea
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4 May 2014 - 9:44 AM

Superb Andrew, wonderful light and shadows, V1 for me Smile
Jan

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