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By Jasper87  
Just a few hundred yards from FernGully (last upload) lies Shadowland aka High Beach, Epping Forest. The perspective is not that obvious here. We were walking down quite a steep slope into the sun and the shadows are caused by an oblique sun shining down the opposite slope through the trees. No colour adjustment or Topaz etc on this, just a bit of light levels and touch of sharpening. Exif as shown, exposed for the tree canopy.

Many thanks to all those who took time to look/vote/comment on my last, as always, most appreciated.

A very grey day in Londinium, not even any atmospheric mist/fog left. Time to sort some of my log jammed in-tray (....maybeGrin).

Cheers, Dave

Tags: Shadows Essex Epping forest Landscape and travel High Beach

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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2011 8:58AM
Fantastic image - love it!


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gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2011 10:15AM
Superb! I love the shadows and that glorious flash of colour from the leaves.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
21 Nov 2011 10:27AM
Excellent use of the light and for naming it after my dog Shadow. Grin
xwang 9 56 8
21 Nov 2011 10:50AM
Beautiful shadow and light, the colour is wonderful... I do like shadows. The most part I like of the image is its painting quality...looks like an oil painting with rich colour, texture and space...
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
21 Nov 2011 11:44AM
Great contrasts. Super image.
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2011 1:09PM
Nice the colour. Don't know why your in-tray is jammed...maybe you have the same problem that I have...'touch the computer on a weekend and I'll change the locks ! ' Smile There are ways and means though Wink

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
21 Nov 2011 1:35PM
What beautiful light and shadow! I love how little processing you did on this. So satisfying, isn't it??

Andrew Smile
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
21 Nov 2011 1:36PM
Lovely play of light and shade Dave. Excellent composition.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
21 Nov 2011 2:30PM
Beautiful composition with just the right amount of colour Dave.


moiral 8 12 Scotland
21 Nov 2011 4:26PM
Couldn't have put it better than Trev. Lovely. Moira
oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2011 4:34PM
Great title Dave Smile,and i love the contrasts of light and dark .It works so wellWink
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2011 4:54PM
Love those dark shadows and then the explosion of light on the leaves! Nice one Dave!
21 Nov 2011 5:27PM
Superb use of light, Dave, love the shadows.
norton 14 6 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2011 8:33PM
Well thought out image, superb capture................

DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2011 9:11PM
Excellent lighting - through the leaves of the wood - superb

pamkelly 6 47 England
22 Nov 2011 10:44AM
Love the composition and lighting. Beautiful image.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 1:11PM
What a great comp .... A wonderful image
Richsr 11 91 223 England
22 Nov 2011 1:17PM
Like the shadows and light in this
Regards Richard
CHRISB911 12 54 1
22 Nov 2011 5:37PM
love the way the autumn leaves simply pop from this image, interesting composition with variable light
its bleak on bodmin moor tonite mate
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
22 Nov 2011 6:56PM

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 7:56PM
Lovely splash of colour among those shadows
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Nov 2011 8:19PM
i took this for a lonely-oryx!!
a very contrasty picture , you have to looks twice to see it all. And to really appreciate its qualities. wonderful, graphic composition
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2011 7:31AM
Well spotted Dave as a photo opportunity and like the Autumn colours on the right of frame. Paul
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
23 Nov 2011 10:44AM
These back lit beech leaves stand out in contrast so well with the dark shadowed forest floor........a good idea and well executed, Dave.
23 Nov 2011 3:22PM
Well composed photo esp. those lovely shadows.
bill33 Plus
7 34 1 Scotland
23 Nov 2011 5:39PM
A wonderful balance of light and shade to this image, perfectly exposed and detailed. looks like a very interesting place to visit. beautifully done. Bill.
MalcolmM Plus
12 910 5 Scotland
23 Nov 2011 5:43PM
Beautiful light & shadow....
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2011 9:02PM
lovely play on light and shadow here
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 4:01PM
Ooooo....missed this beauty !!

Great shot !!! the 'off-beat' framing, which although concentrating on the dark shapes & shadows, has a surprising impact from
the 'intrusion' of those brightly coloured leaves......clever shot !!!!!!!
guler 6 Turkey
25 Nov 2011 7:13AM
Very nice light
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2011 12:52PM
Very Diffrent..
Nice work...
Great shot. The splash of colour on the right of frame bring it aliveWink
The lovely colours in the shaft of light accentuates the shadows and gives a wonderful depth to this image.


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