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Saturday Shadows

By ChiliMan
Howdy, folks.

Roll on, Saturday Shadows Grin

Alrighty…here are scans of three old 4x6 prints. The photos were taken sometime in the second half of 2001 using black & white film. I scanned ‘em in colour mode…so the tone you see is the same as in the prints.

They were taken in the driveway in strong sun, hence the stark shadows which caught my eye.

I led with V1 ‘cos that’s the first shot I took. I liked how the shadow looked like ‘leaf bones’ superimposed on the leaf Grin

V3 is the full scene.


Here are the hardware details:

Camera: Praktica MTL 50 (my favourite camera ever)
Lens: Pentacon 50mm/f1.8
Film: Kodak BW400CN
Scanned on: Epson Stylus TX121 printer

WARNING: After scanning these I scanned a few other old prints I’m fond of, so I may inflict some of those upon you soon Smile


Tags: Black and white Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Humour and fun Saturday shadows

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
12 Jan 2013 12:25PM
Lots of shadows and perfect for Shadow Saturday. ......Sandy

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Jan 2013 1:09PM
Fantastic shadows, Andrew SmileSmileSmile
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 1:16PM
Great saturday shadows Andrew Love V3 .
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 1:20PM
Well captured Andrew - I particularly like V3!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 1:26PM
They work really well for Saturday shadows Andrew - bring on more scans!

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
12 Jan 2013 1:43PM
Oh, love these - rather to my surprise and I know mono is really not my thing! Has to be V3 which is quite stunningly beautiful.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 2:30PM
I love the skeletal shadows on the leaves - what a find Andrew!
[Thanks for your honest comments on my last image - I really appreciate them Smile.]
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 2:35PM
"Leaf bones" - lovely expression, must file for re-use Smile
Not certain whether I prefer V1 or V2, while V3 is a great contextual explanation. Love the clarity of these old photos.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
12 Jan 2013 2:42PM
Excellent shadowy photos you have here mate ! I also love the fishbone pattern on the leaves Andrew :
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 2:46PM
V3 for me, for the mix of all those real fishbone lines and shadows.
Thanks for the background. The resulting tone is something that I have experimented with digitally, it's very effective and rather eerie.
Herge88 11 40 4 England
12 Jan 2013 2:52PM
Versions one and three are outstanding and some of the best Saturday shadow images I have seen.

Best Matt
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 3:51PM
brilliant ..... all 3
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
12 Jan 2013 3:54PM
v3 for me Andrew. Wonderful crisp shadows and the real things look like negatives of the shadows, a wonderful optical experience.

12 Jan 2013 7:00PM
Fantastic set of shadow images Grin
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
12 Jan 2013 7:57PM
Brilliant shadow imagesSmile
Great shadows, I think v3 is the best, well done.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 9:18PM
A wonderful set of shadows for today - gets my UA SmileSmile
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
13 Jan 2013 4:43AM
The perfect shots for the Saturday Shadow theme, just waiting to be found Andrew, I think I'm leaning towards those who prefer V3!
Rgds., Jim
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 Jan 2013 7:19AM
A superb set of images for Shadow Saturday, v3 is the clear winner
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
16 Jan 2013 2:27PM
n3 is amazing and no 1 deserves a special fishbone medal in its own right!

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