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Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2014 11:17PM
Can't see the Tin Man AlanWink A great capture and a great titleSmile


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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2014 11:52PM
He don't look like dorothy to me...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2014 11:55PM
' Its not Kansas '. But he's following lovely shadows Alan.
ErictheViking 5 124 102 Scotland
1 Mar 2014 12:03AM
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.


PS tried a B+W conversion "rubbish" Sad just ignore me
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2014 1:13AM
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
PranavMishra 5 52 17 India
1 Mar 2014 1:43AM
easily identifiable in the thumbnail.. fine capture..
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2014 7:30AM
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.
1 Mar 2014 7:36AM

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

OK Grin
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2014 8:13AM
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
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2014 8:14AM
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.
1 Mar 2014 8:24AM
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 )
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2014 8:26AM
Now that would have been a picture!
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
1 Mar 2014 8:26AM
a swoop of a shadow GrinGrin
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
1 Mar 2014 12:56PM
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.
1 Mar 2014 1:51PM
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!!
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
1 Mar 2014 6:40PM
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)

1 Mar 2014 7:53PM

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
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2014 9:14PM
Yep... fits the title perfectly.
Potra 5 Venezuela
6 Mar 2014 3:06AM
Here the focal point is the step that doesn't cross the light.
Perfect timing.
PS: Don't mess with Kansas, that is my adoptive land. I lived 11 years there and got sick of the Dorothy's jokes.
6 Mar 2014 8:20AM

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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