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Sparkling clean

By helenlinda
It was staring at me while I ate my lunch!!!
The shadow from the washing up drainer was truly amazing, I just couldn't understand why no-one else saw it!!!
The first thing I did was to remove the drainer and wash the tea stains off the wall. (well its got to be quicker than removing them in PS!!!)
Then I went for my camera.

Thankfully no-one takes any notice of me anymore in the staff room!!

There's a lot going on in this and I'm quite happy to have all sorts of suggestions as to how to crop another way.

Thanks for comments on my cobweb..........yes I really am ready for a holiday!!!!

Tags: Shadow Black and white Specialist and abstract May 08 Raddlebarn staffroom Washing up drainer

Voters: Briwooly, romansnumber7, climbing_orchid and 48 more

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Briwooly Plus
14 454 6 England
20 May 2008 8:10PM
Great use of light

climbing_orchid 15 321 1 United Kingdom
20 May 2008 8:14PM
Wow - great capture, definateley shows you're ready for that holiday!!! There are a lot of glazed expressions in our staff room this week, one of the science teachers actually fell asleep at lunchtime today!!
Three days to go...!
Liz x
20 May 2008 8:22PM
Thats different,like it,sort of abstract/surreal..Glyn
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2278 United Kingdom
20 May 2008 8:23PM
Fantastic observation, I shall look at my sink in a whole new light.
Paul_cats 14 61 22 Scotland
20 May 2008 8:30PM
What great powers of observation!! Nice different type of image.
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
20 May 2008 8:41PM
interesting shadows Smile
LuzDeNoche 12 2 France
20 May 2008 8:52PM
Very nice Helen. You have such understanding colleagues!
Smile Lucy
rangerpaul 13 19 7 England
20 May 2008 8:59PM
Jacobs Ladder!!
gossyboy 12 460 United Kingdom
20 May 2008 9:00PM
Great image.......
Ingleman 13 9 4
20 May 2008 9:13PM
Clever, original and very effective....cheers Andy I
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
20 May 2008 9:33PM
Amazing what you can notice sometimes,
Great capture but I think you do need a holiday.

photophantom 12 108 3 Philippines
20 May 2008 9:38PM
Shadows and lights made the abstract form.......
ketch 13 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
20 May 2008 9:42PM
Ahh the shackles of domestic servitude - classic film noir - you can't have a holiday until you've done the washing up.

Great observation and it is very much in the tradition of film noir I promise (dark into light and bars that constrain and shadows its all there).

Very well done (and I am sure you deserve a holiday but certainly not on the strength of this excellent effort)


Bodiewil 13 46 Wales
20 May 2008 10:28PM
Tremendous light and shades You..... I've thougt you needed a holiday for a long time now

csr Plus
13 3 England
20 May 2008 10:33PM
Great image
Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
20 May 2008 10:41PM
Wonderful light, shapes and shadows. From the thumbnail I thought it was a stairway Wink
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
20 May 2008 10:43PM
Thanks everyone

Quote:Wonderful light, shapes and shadows. From the thumbnail I thought it was a stairway

- thanks Rendre - so did Paul...............going up to heaven, and I missed that as a good title!!
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
20 May 2008 10:52PM
Brilliant Helen..I think I might be put into a white jacket if I did that in the staff room.! I don't think it needs a further crop, the only other possibility I can see is to crop down to the edge of the plate rack on the right hand side but I don't really think it would make that much difference. This is really great.
Diana 13 2.0k 19 Netherlands
21 May 2008 2:44AM
just had to be taken Smile
well spotted... super light capture
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
21 May 2008 3:36AM
Don't think you need to do anything more for this one.

and never mind the lunch room--

Good eyes!

jaktis 16 84 Sweden
21 May 2008 5:11AM
A great and moody light

Rogerex 14 32 12 Australia
21 May 2008 5:31AM
Excellent patterns. I see a hint of colour in it, and wonder if it may look better if it were totally mono.
SKavanagh 13 312 5 England
21 May 2008 7:08AM
Great idea well captured Helen
riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
21 May 2008 7:09AM
has an industrial feel from the thumb, like a gasomete or something similar, nicely worked out
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
21 May 2008 8:35AM
Ooooohhhhhhh, you should have left the tea stains. An extra detail you see !! Super light and super shadows,for a super image.
RobboB Plus
13 133 United Kingdom
21 May 2008 9:17AM
Moody drainer
ChristineL 15 39 United Kingdom
21 May 2008 11:56AM

Quote:Moody drainer

I like it Smile

Great observation Helen, I'm sure moving in closer woul find even more abstract shapes and shadows. The trouble with me is, I spot something like that and end up playing about for hours, usually ends up as nothing, but I have fun,
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
21 May 2008 2:00PM
And I thought it was your Dads shed all spruced up!!
Super shadows
alexanderL 14 3
31 May 2008 8:32PM
stunning image I have to say well spotted


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