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Puzzling

By helenlinda
Do you see shadows, or do you see reflections?
Focus on one and you seem to loose the other.

I seem to take most of my shadow pictures at dinner time at school. That's because I'm free then. However this Thursday I had a few minutes to take some photos earlier in the morning, and so was able to get shadows in very different directions.
This shot is the first, with reflections and shadows creating a pattern in themselves which reminds me of a herringbone pattern

I've removed the concrete and blue bars in a second tighter crop
Thanks for looking
Helen

Tags: Shadows Specialist and abstract Raddlebarn nursery playground Main gate May 08 Shadow and deep reflection

Voters: SandraKay, rmr, Cormy and 34 more

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Comments


SandraKay Plus
13 233 4 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 8:43AM
Excellent spot. V1 for me, Helen - it has more impact. Well taken.
Sandra
rmr 13 1 Wales
4 May 2008 9:09AM
well seen ,v1 for me ,shadows and refections in one
mark
Cormy 13 3 England
4 May 2008 9:12AM
Nice !!Like No.1 best.
Cheers
Alan
bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 9:42AM
Number 1 for me Helen.

John
akw 13 341 3 England
4 May 2008 10:32AM
Nice lines and reflections
alan
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
4 May 2008 10:40AM
excellent !
prefer #1 (sense of depth...)
ericfaragh 17 149 5 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 10:56AM
Well noticed, my kind of shot.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2278 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 11:14AM
V2 for me, by several miles. I love the simpler composition, uncluttered by too much reality.
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
14 34 76 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 11:25AM
Excellent as always.
I think you need #2 to help you understand #1. In particular it emphasises the diagonal shadows on the right that are not so immediately noticeable in the complete picture. There is a possible half-way house, a crop of #1 along the prominent horizontal bar. Just a thought, for comparison only.
Bill
luxaeternam 13 21 1
4 May 2008 11:31AM
Another beauty.
Smile Lucy
microchip 13 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 12:50PM
Nice lines and reflections, #1 for me I like the whole picture,
Alan
ChristineL 15 39 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 1:18PM
I'm with Moira, I think the simplified version 2 has much more impact. I also agree with Bill, a crop from the horizontal bar works really well too,
Chris.
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
4 May 2008 1:25PM
If horizontal and vertical lines meet at their axis at certain points, you will lose the perspective on how you perceive these lines.Have you ever seen that one,of what looks like a metal fork? At the first look you see two prongs of the fork.Look again you see three prongs.Your perseption of what you see changes each time.It all depends on what part your brain will focus on at the axis of the lines.Another interesting one here Helen.You can certainly come up with them.
Mick.
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 1:26PM
Thanks everyone. Bill and Chrissie I've uploaded a v3 with the halfway crop
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
4 May 2008 2:30PM
V1 for me, great work.
Bob
RobboB Plus
13 133 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 3:16PM
All three work well: very good detail. For me V3 just shades it
4 May 2008 7:50PM
v3 just removes the blue and makes an brillian picture very special.
Great lines.
S.
GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 7:58PM
Excellent images.
Marilyn x
photophantom 12 108 3 Philippines
4 May 2008 8:56PM
Spot on Helen. Well done.
Dennis
digiray63 13 4 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 10:06PM
Super capture Helen, love the shadows and reflections. Ver1 or 3 suit me.
Ray
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
4 May 2008 10:28PM
All 3 are super shots but No 1 stands out for me

Nicky
csr Plus
13 3 England
4 May 2008 11:29PM
NO1 for me ,shadows and refections in one
Chris
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
4 May 2008 11:50PM
each one works, what a find!

Good Eyes!

Shadows and reflections!

jennn
newy17 14 273 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 4:40AM
version three being my fav Helen well spotted and captured,
ian
Bodiewil 13 46 Wales
6 May 2008 9:22PM
V1 for me great work

Dave

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