The station fence

By mrswoolybill
Light, shadows and a flower. I thought that this suited the Saturday Shadows theme.
An interesting subject, I tried various strategies and this was the most successful, but it needed quite a bit of work on the flower. An attempt with a spot of fill-in flash gave better detail there, but at the cost of muzzier, less crisp rim-lighting and this for me is all about the rim-lighting against the shadows.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Flowers Specialist and abstract Saturday shadows

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frz67 8 10 32 Italy
17 Nov 2012 8:14AM
the rim light helps in defining the shape, at the expense of some details of the flower.
I like the regular pattern of the fence well contrasting the natural curvy shapes of the flower.
well seen Moira, and taken
enjoy your week end


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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 8:19AM
Love the patterns in this Moira.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
17 Nov 2012 8:30AM
Well thought and executed image, Moira. I like it a lot!
RobboB Plus
11 132 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 8:31AM
Some wonderful light here Moira and I like the juxtaposition of the fence and the plant
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
17 Nov 2012 8:32AM
This is still an image full of impact even though you didn't achieve your ideal.

It's got impact full of creative powers works for me. Good Saturday shadow capture.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 9:13AM
Yes it works Moira - and I can see a second shot from a crop from the bottom to loose the shadow to the left.
Lovely contrast between regular a nd irregular shapes SmileSmile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
17 Nov 2012 9:13AM
The rimlight picks out the flower very well and I like the way it seems to be peeking out from its corner. . A tricky exposure.

PS: Radio 4 - Saturday Live this morning. They're doing a piece on the knitted characters at Saltburn.
17 Nov 2012 9:28AM
Wonderful patterns and shadow. Fits the theme nicely
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 9:43AM
a winner for sure.
please accept my user award
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
17 Nov 2012 9:44AM
difficult to cater for the bright the focus on the plants edges Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
17 Nov 2012 10:06AM
Intriguing... I though the posts were actual shadows at first. There's just enough detail in the plant which is nicely shaped with the rim light.

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
17 Nov 2012 10:49AM
Works for me Moira. - gary
Tibetan 5 3 England
17 Nov 2012 1:00PM
Well done with the shadows Moira, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
17 Nov 2012 1:14PM
It's that rim light - it's perfect.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 1:32PM
The rim lighting is beautiful Moira - good eyes!
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
17 Nov 2012 1:39PM
This is the most beautiful shadow today Moira. You were able to preserve the rim lighting very well.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 1:40PM
Thanks everyone, and particular thanks to Barbs for her UA. We're back from Newcastle, I have been photographing the little Remembrance Sunday crosses with their personal messages, so very moving. They will carry forward to next year...
We got talking to a lady who was evacuated from Newcastle at the age of five, and visits schools to talk about her experiences as a child in WW2.

Quote:I can see a second shot from a crop from the bottom to loose the shadow to the left.

I wondered about a crop, but didn't want to lose any of the diagonal shadow wedges at the top. And I didn't want to clone.

Quote:Intriguing... I though the posts were actual shadows at first.

That's the trompe-l'oeil effect that I was hoping for, glad it's worked!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
17 Nov 2012 2:27PM
I like that light on the flower. Coming through the cracks so not to get sunburned.......Sandy
Semi abstract and wonderful blacks in this Moira,I hate to say it but there's a face in the flower probably a peeping tom in late bloom.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
17 Nov 2012 3:24PM
A tricky subject, but a fine bit of fiddling around on it, Moira! Wink
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
17 Nov 2012 3:56PM
Very clever, Moira. I was taken in by the fence and thought it was a repeated shadow. The rim-lighting is so subtle and just perfect. This looks like an exposure nightmare, so you have done exceptionally well here - and remembered the dof at the same time...females and multi-tasking!

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 4:15PM

Quote:I hate to say it but there's a face in the flower probably a peeping tom in late bloom.

I shall approach the gardening in a whole new light after that!
Cheers, everyone,
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 4:32PM
A fine creative image, Moira, well thought out as usual and well executed.
Nice one.
Darryl. Smile x
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 8:41PM
I had to look hard to decide which we're shadows and what was fence, didn't take too long and it works for me
milky 14 Wales
17 Nov 2012 9:06PM
Beautiful work------Milky
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 10:30PM
Very nice image Moira with good detail on the flower, Peter..
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Nov 2012 11:04PM
I like the transparency of the flower against the harsh shadows!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
18 Nov 2012 1:10AM
I thought the posts were shadows too Moira !!
An intriguing shot.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
18 Nov 2012 9:17AM
great patterns
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
18 Nov 2012 11:22AM
Love this, wonderful image.

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
19 Nov 2012 11:47AM
beautiful image
love the tones / composition

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