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Not quite a five o'clock shadow

By helenlinda
I have used this clock for many images in the past, but never by a window with snow outside.
The effect of the snow is amazingly different from a white background as it produces a light of its own. So this was taken at 4.20 in an unlit room on the window ledge
The shadows are not strong, but they are there. I placed a coloured vase behind the clock and really like the blue reflections. I've also desaturated this so that the focus is more on the pattern and shadow. Not a decorative shadow this week, but still worth posting
Keep safe and warm everyone

Tags: Reflections Clock Specialist and abstract Natural lighting Saturday shadow Snow outside

Voters: Rende, cheesey, lonely_oryx and 41 more

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Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
19 Jan 2013 11:07AM
Beautiful composition and wonderful title HelenSmile

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helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 11:09AM
Thanks Rende Smile
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
19 Jan 2013 11:26AM
Intriguing pattern. Try cropping the clock face off.
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 11:28AM
Super image fabulous light and delicate colours, excellent composition

Brian65 6 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 11:28AM
Still lovely shadows Helen.
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 11:29AM
Thanks John, Hugh and Brian

Quote:Intriguing pattern. Try cropping the clock face off.

Thanks for your suggestion John
I have taken dozens of shots from the clock yesterday, and with this one I particularly wanted to keep the blue reflection to the left of the clock - but I will use your suggestion with some of the others John SmileSmile
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
19 Jan 2013 11:33AM
Cleverly thought out and created, Helen. Carol
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 11:39AM
Imaginative and intriguing

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 11:44AM
Interesting work Helen well achieved
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 12:07PM
love the comp helen wonderful detail and tones a cracker nice one Wink
marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 12:08PM
Interesting Helen, rather than crop the face out, how about the clock in its entirety?
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
19 Jan 2013 12:27PM
This is lovely and subtle.
I like John's idea of the crop, it would make a striking abstract.
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
19 Jan 2013 12:33PM
Terrific. A clock made quirky and interesting by your imagination. Smile
Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
19 Jan 2013 12:55PM
Only an artistic mind can come up with this image Helen ! Well done Smile
achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
19 Jan 2013 1:07PM
Excellent well lit and composed capture Helen.


Irishkate Plus
5 33 92 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 1:12PM
I love your use of the blue vase to create the reflections.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
19 Jan 2013 1:27PM
I'm in John's gang today! Grin I like the ice blue tones, reflections and brushed steel shadows, but the clock face demands your attention/focus.

19 Jan 2013 1:28PM
yes good use of the vase love your crop and title

mrswoolybill Plus
9 843 1374 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 1:44PM
I can see so many possibilities in this. The blue vase is attractive but the interest for me is in the light catching the three separate edges. Layers of time...
Just a thought - remove the vase, take the same composition without it, crop off the top down to the edge of the dial, and you have the basis for a manipulation...
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 1:44PM
Definitely one to post, Helen. While all shadow photos are studies of light this one is far subtler than most.
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 1:45PM
Thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions - not much of a shadow I know WinkWinkWink
rayme330 Plus
4 17 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 2:21PM
Well thought out and immaculately captured Helen, love the title too.

taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
19 Jan 2013 2:26PM
A natural manipulation-- so very well done--- a great shadow image!
19 Jan 2013 3:45PM
A very well seen image, Helen, and works for me just as it is Smile Great title, too! Wink
Trev Smile
19 Jan 2013 3:56PM
Happy to be 30
And love the title.....
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 4:48PM
Thanks Ray, Jenn, Trev and Barbara SmileSmileSmileSmile
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 7:14PM
I like the diffuse light Helen.
Tibetan 3 3 England
22 Jan 2013 5:25PM
Great Title good strong idea well executed like it, it works. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 6:11PM
Thanks Derek and Leon SmileSmile

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