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A change from digitally manipulated images for the next few uploads.

All taken in the playground in very bright mid-day sun. So very strong shadows.

All I have done to this is increase the contrast and remove a few white marks on the shadow and black marks out of it.
v2 is following Pamelajean's suggestion and I also cloned out the yellow playground marking as it seemed to need it as it seemed somewhat out on a limb.

Have a good weekend
Helen

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The shoe
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:6 Mar 2009 - 6:02 PM
Tags:Black & white, Portraits / people, Specialist / abstract
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SueEley
SueEley  8271 forum posts Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 6:08 PM

I think the composition works well and gives the shoe the importance it deserves!

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
6 Mar 2009 - 6:14 PM

Love it Helen.
Cheers
Alan

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 - 6:27 PM

Brilliant Capture.
Pete

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
6 Mar 2009 - 6:29 PM

Great spot and capture

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 7:02 PM

Thanks Sue, Alan, Pete and Dave

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 7:14 PM

Lovely composition, Helen. And I believe the only colour image I have seen that could be converted to mono by cloning!
Bill

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 7:15 PM

These are wonderful shadows!
Jennn

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franken
franken e2 Member 123177 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 7:30 PM

Love it!

Ken

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 7:32 PM

It's the angle and the significant gap between foot and shadow that make this work. Classic 'well seen' shot.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 6 Mar 2009 - 7:33 PM

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
6 Mar 2009 - 7:41 PM

nice nice shadow play

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 7:44 PM

Thanks everyone

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8799 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1615 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 7:51 PM

Strong shadows and a little skip from the child, charming. Have you thought about cropping the right, Helen?

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RobboB
RobboB e2 Member 777 forum postsRobboB vcard United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 - 8:19 PM

Well observed Helen

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 9:14 PM

Thanks Pamela and Rob - I hadn't thought of a crop, so will upload as v2

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 9:25 PM

Really neat capture Helen!
Anjantoo
xxx

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 9:52 PM

good shadows - well spotted

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 9:56 PM

Thanks Jann and Anne

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MickyMc
MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 - 9:56 PM

Very interesting shots.
Mavis

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Meandmymonkey
6 Mar 2009 - 10:13 PM

Unusual angle, but i like it - v2 for me

Chris

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 10:21 PM

Thanks Mavis and Chris

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2009 - 7:53 AM

Two very fine images but the cropping makes No. 2 much the stronger. Great observation.

Albert

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2009 - 8:49 AM

Number two has much more impact Helen . Love the shoe and the shadows xxx

Still pouring with rain . xxx

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2009 - 8:54 AM

Thanks Albert and Mavis

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pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
7 Mar 2009 - 9:26 AM

love both !
really...

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2009 - 9:33 AM

Thanks Pascal for your comment and also the award!! Wow!!!

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2009 - 10:57 AM

Great capture, Helen. I like the splash of yellow in V1, so must be the only one to go for V1!
TrevB Smile

Last Modified By TrevBatWCC at 7 Mar 2009 - 10:58 AM

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2009 - 11:08 AM

Good for you Trev- I still like it better, as to me the shoe is too central in v2

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rangerpaul
7 Mar 2009 - 5:11 PM

I think V2 works best. I love the splash of colour in 1 but the heavy shadow on the right is unbalancing the shot.
This would do really well in a photo club comp. Judges love this sort of thing!
Paul

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2009 - 5:13 PM

Thanks Paul

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wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Mar 2009 - 8:00 PM

Brilliant V2 for me!

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fatmod
fatmod  8 England
7 Mar 2009 - 9:24 PM

like it great shot

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2009 - 10:21 PM

Terrific! Such typical child pose - well seen and taken,
Johanna

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helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2009 - 10:23 PM

Thanks Rog, Andy and Johanna

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