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Hooked on Shadows

By ChiliMan
Very big thank yous to Jennnn (taggart) and CarolG for their most appreciated User Awards on yesterday’s oriole SmileSmile

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Here’s a simple shadow shot showing the centre of a Turnera subulata. Photographed in my brother’s garden and mercilessly messed with in Paint Shop Pro Grin

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Thanks for the response on yesterday’s upload, people, especially the comments Smile

I’ve got no problem with most of the rules/guides. The Rule of Thirds, for example, is something I look out for when I compose/crop. And it’s good to learn the ‘rules’ so you can know how to break them in the right moment/context.

I just think the odd numbers thing should be conveyed carefully. It may work in some images but should not be used as a convention. I have noticed it handed out a lot, almost automatically, in comments. This may ‘teach’ some people’s eyes to see odd numbers as an unconditional tick in the box.

Which may make them automatically discount a shot like THIS , for example (refer V1). To my eyes, that’s a pretty awesome shot Wink

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Good grief…there I go again! Enough from me already!! On to your pictures now…


Andrew Grin

Tags: Shadow Yellow Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Saturday shadows

Voters: woolybill1, Alda, boov and 61 more

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Comments


woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 5:21PM
So dainty and delicate!
Keep those rants coming, Andrew!
regards
Bill

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ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
5 Oct 2013 5:22PM

Quote:So dainty and delicate!
Keep those rants coming, Andrew!
regards
Bill



Lol...thanks, Bill Wink
boov Plus
4 2 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 5:26PM
Beaut...
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 5:28PM
Wow Andrew, you have excelled yourself.

Just been on a course with a Pro photographer and he had a lot to say about those who are rule bound, and none of it good!
5 Oct 2013 5:29PM
top of the class matey!
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
5 Oct 2013 5:37PM
What a wonderful presentation, Andrew, superb colour, superb shadows, superb 'messing' on your part Wink Carol
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 5:38PM
Truly stunning,

Ali
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
5 Oct 2013 5:40PM
Excellent Andrew !! An amazing image this SmileGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
5 Oct 2013 5:40PM
Holy cow...no...WAY. Thanks so much, Lynne and Barbs!! Gobsmacked...

GrinGrinGrinGrin
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
5 Oct 2013 5:43PM

Quote:Wow Andrew, you have excelled yourself.

Just been on a course with a Pro photographer and he had a lot to say about those who are rule bound, and none of it good!



I bet you all those famous photographs in history would have each broken at least 2 rules when placed under the judges' eyes now.
Lovely.
Wow.. Stunning in all aspects.. Off-centre frame filler is perfect...WinkMichaela
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
5 Oct 2013 6:00PM
Un...real. Thank you so much, Michaela, for your user award. Wow Grin
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
5 Oct 2013 6:04PM
Great comments from you on rules and odd numbers...so right..
Your image is superb, the detail on the petal beneath the shadows is amazing, stunning photography
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
5 Oct 2013 6:04PM
Ok...falling off my chair now...*clunk*. Thank you so very much, Colleen, for the GEA SmileSmileSmile Sheesh...
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
5 Oct 2013 6:05PM

Quote:Great comments from you on rules and odd numbers...so right..
Your image is superb, the detail on the petal beneath the shadows is amazing, stunning photography



Love your comment too Wink
SlowSong Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
5 Oct 2013 6:12PM
Wow! and Wow again. An shadow chandelier. Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 6:31PM
That is one helluva shadow! Lots of little beckoning fingers...
Moira
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
5 Oct 2013 6:51PM
Beautifully composed, and lovely exposure, Andrew.
Brian
Quoise Plus
3 771 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 7:06PM
Love this, great work SmileSmile
5 Oct 2013 7:26PM
Andrew, Superb image and love the shadows.

Brian J.
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 69 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 7:40PM
Stunning shot !!......soooo beautiful, with lovely detail & rich color resulting from the great lighting !!
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 7:51PM
Wow, this is amazing, Andrew, and I'm so glad that it's receiving the awards that it deserves.
5 Oct 2013 7:53PM
Fabulous frame full of interest brilliantly captured
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
5 Oct 2013 8:05PM
Wonderful work Andrew.

Ken
Mozzytheboy 6 710 4 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 8:09PM
Out-of-this-world!

Mozzy
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
5 Oct 2013 8:46PM
A stunning image Andrew - a real winner.Smile
Brian.
stunning. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Andrew that is stunning. Totally agree rules are meant to be broken! Cathy
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
5 Oct 2013 9:55PM
BREATH TAKING !!!!

Superior in all ways!
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 9:58PM
A masterpiece in shadows.
KateGrinGrinGrin
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
5 Oct 2013 10:01PM
One of your very best Andrew - amazingly beautiful.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Joan.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 10:13PM
Stunning work - many congratulations on its many awards Andrew SmileSmileSmile
Helen
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 10:16PM
Hey ANdrew, mate....!!!! How awesome is this.... Congratulations on th. Awards and the g.e.a. !!'
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 10:26PM
Simply beautiful
deserving all the awards Andrew
Lillian
AnneB50 4 118 18 Scotland
5 Oct 2013 11:01PM
Now this is just stunning!!
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
6 Oct 2013 12:38AM
Beautiful work Andrew and so deserving of all the awards.......Sandy
debu 6 India
6 Oct 2013 12:41AM
Excellently presented.
debu
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 8:54AM
A beautiful macro.

Phil.
6 Oct 2013 4:28PM
Needed to add my name to the plaudits Andrew - spectacular!

Mike
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Oct 2013 4:59PM
a yellow mellow delight.. well done on the awards, yell deserved Smile
(Blush thanks for the reference... you are the only one except Lynne who twigged what I was referring too GrinGrin)
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
6 Oct 2013 7:24PM
A stunning piece of macrowork Andrew, it looks like you've emerged from the shadows and gained recognition with this one!Grin
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 2:01PM
This really is special Andrew - and your awards bear this out. Smile
Ann
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 6:52PM
Wish this is mine. So well done.
16 Jan 2014 4:04PM
An absolutely stunning image I love it

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