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My school playground is a source of endless shadows that change by the minute
I've taken so many in the past that I recognise them almost like friends when they appear at certain times - around 1pm they are short , in the after school club they are much longer and the symmetrical gate appears around 10a.m.
This I know is an afternoon shadow as they are longer. Its quite simple - 2 doughnut rings chained together and a couple of sausages - something to get your teeth into GrinGrinGrinGrin

I was again thrilled to bits with the response to my Poppy seed heads and would like to thanks Brian for his User Award SmileSmile

The sun is shining and so if you have is shining where you are, get out and take some shadow pictures
Helen

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Playground shadows
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:29 Sep 2012 - 8:37 AM
Tags:Almost black & white, Humour / fun, Saturday shadows, Specialist / abstract, Sports / action
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7405 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom990 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 8:40 AM

Niiiiice!
But...
Crop off the top, leave just the shadow, and you have a really intriguing image!
Moira

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tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 8:40 AM

Excellent Helen, love those chains!
I must use my playground more.
Tony

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64345 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 8:41 AM

Ah, the queen of shadows strikes again. Smile
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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
29 Sep 2012 - 8:41 AM

Superbly defined shadows here Helen.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 8:42 AM

Thanks Moira, Tony, Chris and John SmileSmileSmile

Last Modified By helenlinda at 29 Sep 2012 - 8:43 AM

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 8:43 AM

Very well spotted and taken.
An unusual capture.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Very nice ....O you did so well with shot, amazing capture top marks indeed. 10+++

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 8:57 AM

This is a very well observed composition and I agree with Moira about the crop which would make a excellent additional image.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 9:06 AM

Thanks Barbara, John and Albert - v2 coming up SmileSmileSmile

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 9:11 AM

v2 as suggested by Moira SmileSmile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
29 Sep 2012 - 9:21 AM

Ah, the queen of shadows strikes again. I agree sounds about right like both well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 9:22 AM

This is great but i like V1 better !Smile

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digital_boi
29 Sep 2012 - 9:28 AM

the chains make these captures for me good set Helen

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 9:31 AM

Two excellent shadow images Helen.
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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 9:33 AM

Thanks Leon, Rod, Graham and Joan SmileSmileSmileSmile

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Rogerex
Rogerex  829 forum posts Australia12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 9:33 AM

Love those shadow patterns.
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helenlinda
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29 Sep 2012 - 9:36 AM

Thanks Roger Smile

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Chinga
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29 Sep 2012 - 9:50 AM

Very well spotted those shadows! Good images!
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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 10:10 AM

You were right first time Helen No. 1 is the best by far.

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CaroleS
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29 Sep 2012 - 10:27 AM

Brilliant!
Carole

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 10:49 AM

I'll have the sausages! Wink Two well seen images, Helen, like 'em both, can't decide on a fave, so it's half a vote for each! Smile
Trev Smile

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 11:06 AM

Thanks Isabel, Albert, Carole and Trev SmileSmileSmileSmile

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Joline
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29 Sep 2012 - 11:27 AM

This is fabulous....I love the symmetry and the tones. Great shot!

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helenlinda
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29 Sep 2012 - 11:29 AM

Thanks Joline Smile

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achieverswales
29 Sep 2012 - 12:27 PM

Have tried to get out in to the playground but my teacher will not let me go on my own! like both as they are excellent Helen.


Regards

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 12:36 PM

As soon as I heard this Saturday Shadow theme mentioned,
I thought of you Helen !!
Good strong shadows here.
Mick.

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Irishkate
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29 Sep 2012 - 12:39 PM

Simple, strong and superb!
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franken
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29 Sep 2012 - 1:35 PM

Version 1 for me Helen...love it! Grin

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 1:43 PM

Thanks Trev [got it right today WinkWink] Mick, Kate and Ken SmileSmileSmileSmile

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rayme330
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29 Sep 2012 - 1:49 PM

Well captured and creative too.

Ray

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marktc
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29 Sep 2012 - 2:22 PM

Excellent Helen, love the symmetry of this image. Nice pair of images.

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helenlinda
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29 Sep 2012 - 3:42 PM

Thanks Ray and Mark SmileSmile

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CarolG
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29 Sep 2012 - 3:59 PM

Wonderful shadows, Helen, mine have been put well to shame Grin Carol

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 4:05 PM

Thanks Carol and don't put yourself down SmileSmile

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gingerdelight
29 Sep 2012 - 4:54 PM

Wonderful images - V1 for me!
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helenlinda
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29 Sep 2012 - 5:05 PM

Thanks Carol Smile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7405 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom990 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 5:49 PM

Been out most of the day - V2 is just what I had in mind. Much more mysterious, thank you!
Moira

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gajewski
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29 Sep 2012 - 6:49 PM

Something nice to look at when I'm two tired for anything else. Smile
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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 7:04 PM

Moira I'm glad you like it Smile
Ha ha Walter Smile

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carper123
carper123  280 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 7:40 PM

Cracking pair of variants, Helen, well seen and captured and creatively presented, but v1 by a mile.
well done.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile

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29 Sep 2012 - 8:12 PM

Thanks Darryl Smile

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pdcche  3 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 - 8:41 PM

Two nice shadow shots Helen, i never tire of seeing or capturing them, keep wheeling them out, Peter..

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29 Sep 2012 - 8:47 PM

Thanks Peter Smile

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29 Sep 2012 - 9:48 PM

Incredible long shadows there, Helen. I really like V1, just because it shows where the shadows are coming from, the symmetry is perfect, and you have a nice bit of colour in the tyres too.

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29 Sep 2012 - 9:57 PM

Thanks Pamela Smile

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29 Sep 2012 - 11:57 PM

Very clever and creative.Nice work.
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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 9:12 AM

Thanks Source Smile
Many thanks to Pamela for her User Award - which I'm thrilled to bits with SmileSmileSmile

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30 Sep 2012 - 12:05 PM

Beautifully seen and taken Helen. V1 is my favourite.
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30 Sep 2012 - 12:34 PM

Thanks Rende Smile

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30 Sep 2012 - 1:20 PM

V1 for me Helen, I need the image to be spelled out to me Wink
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30 Sep 2012 - 2:23 PM

Shadow Saturday was tailor-made for you, Helen, and this image is just one of many excellent reasons why I say that.
Cannot decide between the two, but feel myself veering towards the original........perhaps.

Malc

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30 Sep 2012 - 2:26 PM

Thanks Geoff and Malc SmileSmile

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frz67  4 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 4:56 PM

excellent graphic image, Helen.
prefer V1, although v2 is more intriguig as Moira suggested

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30 Sep 2012 - 5:11 PM

Thanks francesco Smile

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30 Sep 2012 - 5:40 PM

You are the Queen of Shadows Helen! I have to say I prefer v2 - but they're both wonderful!
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30 Sep 2012 - 5:57 PM

I like V1 - love the long shadows Helen and good to see where they are coming from. V2 does nothing for me.Smile
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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 6:23 PM

Thanks Ann and Brian for your comments SmileSmile
I can't say that v2 does much for me either Brian, but it was a crop that I hadn't considered before, and responding to the suggestions that others make is one of the pleasures of being on this site SmileSmile

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30 Sep 2012 - 7:40 PM

Quite right Helen - if you don't try - you never know.Wink
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30 Sep 2012 - 10:24 PM

an amazing abstract- shadow calligraphy.

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30 Sep 2012 - 10:48 PM

Thanks Brian and Annette SmileSmile

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