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

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 11:09AM
Thanks Rende Smile
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
19 Jan 2013 11:26AM
Intriguing pattern. Try cropping the clock face off.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 11:28AM
Super image fabulous light and delicate colours, excellent composition

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 11:28AM
Still lovely shadows Helen.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 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 11 199 20 Greece
19 Jan 2013 11:33AM
Cleverly thought out and created, Helen. Carol
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 11:39AM
Imaginative and intriguing

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 11:44AM
Interesting work Helen well achieved
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 12:07PM
love the comp helen wonderful detail and tones a cracker nice one Wink
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 12:08PM
Interesting Helen, rather than crop the face out, how about the clock in its entirety?
Joline Plus
11 30 53 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
9 7.4k 30 England
19 Jan 2013 12:33PM
Terrific. A clock made quirky and interesting by your imagination. Smile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
19 Jan 2013 12:55PM
Only an artistic mind can come up with this image Helen ! Well done Smile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
19 Jan 2013 1:07PM
Excellent well lit and composed capture Helen.


Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 1:12PM
I love your use of the blue vase to create the reflections.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 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
11 1.2k 1929 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
11 23 72 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
10 360 22 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 1:45PM
Thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions - not much of a shadow I know WinkWinkWink
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 2:21PM
Well thought out and immaculately captured Helen, love the title too.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Jan 2013 2:26PM
A natural manipulation-- so very well done--- a great shadow image!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
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
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 3:56PM
Happy to be 30
And love the title.....
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 4:48PM
Thanks Ray, Jenn, Trev and Barbara SmileSmileSmileSmile
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 7:14PM
I like the diffuse light Helen.
Tibetan 5 3 England
22 Jan 2013 5:25PM
Great Title good strong idea well executed like it, it works. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 6:11PM
Thanks Derek and Leon SmileSmile

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