Boudoir Battleship

By woolybill1
And now for something completely normal, after a wonderful week in the Peak District in the company of Mr and Mrs Saltireblue, punctuated by a visit to the Black Country Living Museum of which mention has been made already by others concerned. I managed to get a couple of photographs, too, which will appear in due course: merely a matter of obtaining a round tuit from my increasingly scarce stock . . . Blush. Thanks to John (dudler) for organising a brilliant day, and to Dave and Keith for helping make the world a merrier place.

THE VERSION: I thought I might show you how this kind of shadow photograph comes about. It is not set up; most of the items get shifted round on top of the dresser (the official word is tidied, though opinions differ) during the course of a 'normal' week so the compositions just happen.
The light is mostly supplied by my bedside reading lamp, lower down and in the diagonally-opposite corner of the room. Since it is an 'Anglepoise'-style desk lamp it tends to get swivelled round, up or down depending on my bed-time reading matter, which can vary from such things as War and Peace to Black and White Photography. The distance from lamp to subject is approximately 3 metres (ten feet); the bulb is a standard 60-watt domestic reflector spot. Ambient light is minimal daylight; the camera hand-held.

Tags: Silhouette Black and white Specialist Saturday shadows

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25 May 2019 8:16AM
Very well seen and brilliant title.

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saltireblue Plus
9 9.3k 35 Norway
25 May 2019 8:43AM
My eye was at first drawn to what I thought was two clusters of chimneys, top left. Then the coffee kicked in and I realised there was something not totally correct in my assessment. My brain is still groggy...
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
25 May 2019 8:45AM
Floating up the Yangtze without steam? 😁😁
25 May 2019 8:49AM
Clever GrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
16 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
25 May 2019 8:51AM
Definitely resembles an early twentieth century battleship, Bill.Smile
25 May 2019 9:01AM
Mrs. Patrick Campbell is an aged British battleship sinking rapidly and firing every available gun on her rescuers
~ Alexander Woollcott
p.s. great eye and imagination for this shadow shot
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
25 May 2019 9:49AM
Excellent duo Bill... Two very appealing shots, the silhouettes in the lead and the version shadow...
Isabel GrinGrin
25 May 2019 10:32AM
Did you take this while lying in bed contemplating your naval?
mac Plus
17 1 Scotland
25 May 2019 10:37AM
Strong shadows conjured out of bedroom clutter by a strong lighting set-up. (mind you my dresser top is probably more cluttered!) On first viewing I thought it was the buttons on a trumpet!
mistere Plus
5 4 3 England
25 May 2019 11:26AM
Ah, the wonderful HMS Adaptor, plugging its way across the Chanel via the Flannel islands to
Cologne. (probably not the best route but you have to work with what you've got)
Very imaginative Bill, perfect Saturday silliness SmileSmile

25 May 2019 11:45AM
Probably one (the perfume bottle) i have seen from Moira a few month ago that was different and this is another one, a great imaginary city-scape...
25 May 2019 12:05PM
Great captures.
25 May 2019 12:13PM
A wonderfully creative image with a memorably alliterative title! Both the lead and the Version work well in conveying the outline of a battleship. The lead is ominous in its entirety but Version 1 is very unsettling in its suggestion that behind the prosaic aspects of everyday life 'something wicked this way comes.'

I can say no more as I have been gloriously out-punned. SmileSmileSmile

TrevBatWCC Plus
10 13 12 England
25 May 2019 12:18PM
A very well-seen battleship emerging from behind the buildings and tower blocks! 😁 Interesting to see how it actually looked 👍
Trev 😀
Joline Plus
13 30 53 United States
25 May 2019 1:07PM
I love finding these impromptu shadows on my wall. This works a real treat.
Nikonuser1 Plus
6 159 16 United Kingdom
25 May 2019 1:13PM
Excellent BillSmileSmile

25 May 2019 2:32PM
Really nice to se the differens on same motive Bill!!!

Arne Smile
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
25 May 2019 5:21PM
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 577 England
25 May 2019 9:52PM
Very imaginative Bill, or the light is playing tricks Smile

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