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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.
Can't see the Tin Man Alan A great capture and a great title
He don't look like dorothy to me...
' Its not Kansas '. But he's following lovely shadows Alan.
Think we've had the Lion's share of the "Over the rainbow jokes" 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.
PS tried a B+W conversion "rubbish" just ignore me
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.
easily identifiable in the thumbnail.. fine capture..
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.
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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
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.
PS Ruby slippers definitely wouldn't suit him though.
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 )
Now that would have been a picture!
a swoop of a shadow
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.
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!!
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)
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Hmmm. "Follow the various-shades-of-grey brick road" ..... not sure, Malc
Yep... fits the title perfectly.
Here the focal point is the step that doesn't cross the light.
PS: Don't mess with Kansas, that is my adoptive land. I lived 11 years there and got sick of the Dorothy's jokes.
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???
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