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Squares and Shadows!

By Andrew_Hurley
Taken from an elevated position from my hotel balcony in Almunecar, Andalucia, Spain. I've seen this kind of image in competitions and when I spotted these empty tables they caught my eye and I thought they would make a good picture. Three tables of course would have been better and maybe a person sitting on one of the tables looking into the picture would have improved it further. I still like the image, despite its shortcomings.

All comments and votes very welcome indeed.

Andrew.

Tags: Spain Holiday Sun Chairs Shadows Abstract Squares Tables Andalucia Landscape and travel Almunecar

Voters: LynneJoyce, JohnHawthorne, James_C and 12 more


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Comments


LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 2:37PM
Strong shapes, great shadows, lovely colour. I think this would work in mono too.

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James_C 7 36 56 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 2:56PM
I like this. Very nicely seen and photographed. Makes a jolly good, strong abstract.

James
10 Mar 2012 3:14PM
I really like this. Makes me feel like playing checkers for some reason............Sandy
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
10 Mar 2012 4:07PM
Excellent perspective, and great lines, shapes and shadows. The bits of tables at the bottom of the frame could be easily cloned out though.

Dave
pablophotographer 5 645 264
10 Mar 2012 4:14PM
Well noticed! I like the colours, the point of view and the shape.... but to be honest I would send somebody there to either fix the top left chair or to sit and if I had no-one i would go and fix it myself and then shoot the picture... I also recognise that sometimes all we have is a tiny fraction of time to take the shot so. a picture taken is better than no picture taken.
Andrew_Hurley 10 71 73 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2012 1:48PM
Thank you Lynne, James, Sandy, Dave and especially Pablo for your comments.

Pablo you are certainly right about the top left Chair, I certainly didn't notice it when i took the photo. This was taken from the fourth floor (from memory) so I suppose it would have only taken me a couple of minutes to move it back into position. I actually wanted to move all the chairs further away to isolate the bottom of the shadows, but didn't. Ah well, I may try it again someeday with a different hotel of course!

Andrew.
Jayneybee 7 1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2012 7:40AM
Coming to this one a bit late, but nevertheless I really love it. I am attracted to shapes, reflections and shadows so what an excellent spot Andrew. Contrary to Pablo I think I may have wanted to move the chair out a bit further, as if someone had just left. Giving it the edge and making it not too symmetrical. As you say it is all about time, and not wishing to miss 'the shot'. Still excellent, wish I was there. Jayne Smile
Andrew_Hurley 10 71 73 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2012 6:29PM

Quote:Coming to this one a bit late, but nevertheless I really love it. I am attracted to shapes, reflections and shadows so what an excellent spot Andrew. Contrary to Pablo I think I may have wanted to move the chair out a bit further, as if someone had just left. Giving it the edge and making it not too symmetrical. As you say it is all about time, and not wishing to miss 'the shot'. Still excellent, wish I was there. Jayne Smile


Thanks Jayne for your very kind comments, I just glanced out of the balcony window and spotted these two chairs and just had to grab the shot. An image can be too clean and a chair out of place will actually give the image a point of interest - so I'm agreeing with your point there. Two is of course not ideal as your eyes swap from one table to another and you do tend to compare, so you just have to go with what's there.

The hotel was quiet (January), so I could have arranged them differently, but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

Andrew.
pablophotographer 5 645 264
30 Apr 2012 2:51PM

Quote:Coming to this one a bit late, but nevertheless I really love it. I am attracted to shapes, reflections and shadows so what an excellent spot Andrew. Contrary to Pablo I think I may have wanted to move the chair out a bit further, as if someone had just left. Giving it the edge and making it not too symmetrical. As you say it is all about time, and not wishing to miss 'the shot'. Still excellent, wish I was there. Jayne Smile

Thanks Jayne for your very kind comments, I just glanced out of the balcony window and spotted these two chairs and just had to grab the shot. An image can be too clean and a chair out of place will actually give the image a point of interest - so I'm agreeing with your point there. Two is of course not ideal as your eyes swap from one table to another and you do tend to compare, so you just have to go with what's there.

The hotel was quiet (January), so I could have arranged them differently, but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

Andrew.



Andrew, I honestly think that on vacations you would take your time and relax. Jayne's point of view could possibly create a story but that story could be more prominent if a newspaper (left open with a few pages blown by a breeze) and a cup of coffee with coffee in it was there. Would you go down and arrange them like that if you had thought it? You have got a nice picture already.

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