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Thanks for voting on "headlong," and big Thanks to Eric ( the Viking ) for awarding me his Longship.

This is the final image of the Gateshead/Newcastle set.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Feb 2014 - 11:41 AM
Focal Length:91mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:follow the yellowbrick road
Username:whatriveristhis whatriveristhis
Uploaded:28 Feb 2014 - 11:12 PM
Tags:Portraits / people, Saturday shadows
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Votes:23

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2014 - 11:17 PM

Can't see the Tin Man AlanWink A great capture and a great titleSmile

Cliff

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32885 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2014 - 11:52 PM

He don't look like dorothy to me...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2014 - 11:55 PM

' Its not Kansas '. But he's following lovely shadows Alan.
Peter.

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ErictheViking
ErictheViking e2 Member 1124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2014 - 12:03 AM

Think we've had the Lion's share of the "Over the rainbow jokes" Blush Another of your "simple" images which are really quite complex with the criss crossing of shadows and lines. With the shapes available in this image it may be a good shot for conversion. Possibly produce some good contrasts.

Eric

PS tried a B+W conversion "rubbish" Sad just ignore me

Last Modified By ErictheViking at 1 Mar 2014 - 12:22 AM

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2014 - 1:13 AM

Good title, great shadows, perfect timing!
The red hat adds that little bit of colour which artists like and I love the swing of the bag!
A lot to absorb here but it all gels really well.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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peekay2001
1 Mar 2014 - 1:43 AM

easily identifiable in the thumbnail.. fine capture..

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1624 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2014 - 7:30 AM

Very effective image, Alan. The composition works well with the vectors of the handrail, fence shadow, wall top and paving slabs all leading to the main subject. The splash of red is very effective and the end of the fence provides balance.
Nigel

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2014 - 7:36 AM


Quote: PS tried a B+W conversion "rubbish" Sad just ignore me

OK Grin

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2014 - 8:13 AM

A very effective composition; not just the red hat but the curved shadow stands out. I've been looking at a slightly narrower vertical crop, just for fun, but it would mean cloning out the yellow lamp from the van which would become a serious distraction nearer he edge of the frame.
Love your title Smile
Regards
Bill

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2014 - 8:14 AM

Neat use of portrait. Which is something that I appreciate. We look upwards in the frame, following the wall, and the curving shadow and fence on the left act as sort of sheep-dogs to make 100% sure we find the subject.
He colour-coordinated himself perfectly for the paint and the light, then added the red hat. The cherry on the cake, so to speak.
Moira
PS Ruby slippers definitely wouldn't suit him though.

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 1 Mar 2014 - 8:14 AM

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2014 - 8:24 AM

What struck me ( as the actual meaning, rather than the merely technical aspects ) was the sunlit "path" curving upward into the light. For a moment I fantasized he might follow it ( hence the title ), instead of continuing downward into the darker Real World. ( And no, I hadn't been drinking )

Last Modified By whatriveristhis at 1 Mar 2014 - 8:26 AM

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2014 - 8:26 AM

Now that would have been a picture!

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103999 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2014 - 8:26 AM

a swoop of a shadow GrinGrin

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2014 - 12:56 PM

The curving light is the thing that struck me in this image, too. It invites one to fly up, up and away. I love the curves of the shadows, in complete opposition to the walkway. Very well spotted.

Last Modified By Joline at 1 Mar 2014 - 12:57 PM

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lblythe
lblythe  1 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2014 - 1:51 PM

The way the man is contained within the light makes me imagine an invisible barrier between him and the shade or a spotlight that follows him wherever he goes.
I'm imagining you on your belly on the floor taking this shot. Bet you got some funny looks!!
L

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43608 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2014 - 6:40 PM

He has chosen the path to darkness rather than choosing the way up and back into the light to his left. The shadows of the railings showing him the way.

(Tried a low-key b&w conversion and think it worked quite well)

Malc

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2014 - 7:53 PM


Quote: (Tried a low-key b&w conversion and think it worked quite well)

Hmmm. "Follow the various-shades-of-grey brick road" ..... not sure, Malc Smile

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2014 - 9:14 PM

Yep... fits the title perfectly.

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
6 Mar 2014 - 3:06 AM

Here the focal point is the step that doesn't cross the light.
Perfect timing.
M
PS: Don't mess with Kansas, that is my adoptive land. I lived 11 years there and got sick of the Dorothy's jokes.

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 8:20 AM


Quote: Don't mess with Kansas, that is my adoptive land. I lived 11 years there and got sick of the Dorothy's jokes.

So is Kansas really in Black & White at first, until you've been there a while??? GrinGrinGrin

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