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Shadow Steps

By ellavr
Cropped right down on blue steps I spotted in Albuferia (a truly frightening place!!!).

I liked the contrast of the blue and white and tried with the rest of the photo, but thought that this was really what it was all about...just the steps. I am a bit worried about the shadow but not quite sure what to do about it.

I would appreciate a bit of advice about this.


Tags: Architecture

Voters: StephenBrighton, old timer, Badger and 26 more

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novocastria 19 102
22 Aug 2004 6:47PM
Great shot Ella. LOve the blue & white scheme. Top shot!
rhion 19 36 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2004 6:49PM
Another one I would have missed:-( Good vision again Ella - must get my spotting eyes repaired!
Good work.
22 Aug 2004 6:49PM
Like the graphic quality - the shadows adds some interest to the shot. Den
tiptoe 18 267
22 Aug 2004 6:50PM
Like it -I think the shadow makes it!
adamm 18 2 Australia
22 Aug 2004 6:59PM
nothing wrong with this one at all.... shadow works well... good work Aussie... Smile *click*

ellavr 18 66
22 Aug 2004 7:03PM
Thanks all. Richard, I just really like bright colours so notice this sort of thing, it is subtle shots that I miss. Thanks Den, and Adam, glad you like the shadow. :0)

franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2004 7:07PM

ellavr 18 66
22 Aug 2004 7:10PM
And thanks to you Merlin as well, just had to go and find your name!!!

Ken - thank you

ericfaragh Plus
19 149 6 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2004 7:12PM
Good shadow shot, makes a great graphic. Well done Ella.
Badger 20 4.7k 20 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2004 9:30PM
Great abstract shot. Love the bold colours.
twygge 18
22 Aug 2004 10:00PM
Good graphic quality. Interesting shot. Clicked.
old timer 18 55 1 Scotland
22 Aug 2004 10:13PM
Wow! Ella - my kind of shot!!!
corb100 18 6
23 Aug 2004 12:34AM
Is this going to be a series of goregeously lit, sun drenched pictures? I hope so! Great shot, nicely cropped. Click!
jochen 18
23 Aug 2004 7:59AM
Great shot Ella! Like it! click!
tull 19 181 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2004 12:31PM
Great colours and absract feel Ella,well taken and spotted.

Best wishes.

ellavr 18 66
23 Aug 2004 1:08PM
Wow, thanks for the comments Eric, Matt, Jim, Jochen and Mark. Tom, yes I afraid I have a few more sun drenched pictures for you to admire and critique!! You will be bored with them soon enough. :0)

ellavr 18 66
23 Aug 2004 1:09PM
Albert - thanks to you as well.

Leo 21 48 9 England
23 Aug 2004 1:58PM
Don't worry about the shadow, what you can do when you get a better handle on PS, is to clone one of the complete step edges, not a broken one, feather it about 3 pixels, copy it to the clip board and then paste it back in, use the move tool to position it over one of the broken steps and so on, until you have complete steps, no broken eges...capiche? Then again, you may prefer it _with_ the broken edges? First off you must do your pics to suit YOU, then be pleased if anyone else enjoys them..right?
keep at it're doing very wellSmile
EnglishRose 18 271 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2004 2:00PM
Shaddow adds an extra level to the photo.
ellavr 18 66
23 Aug 2004 3:27PM
Thanks Laura - Looking forward to your photos!!

Leo - I will give this a try at home and if I like it I will post it, if not, I will just tell you about it!!!:0) Thanks for your help and comments

I love the way you've captured the colours and the shadows on this *click*
Suey xx
corb100 18 6
24 Aug 2004 12:25AM
I'd leave the shadow - don't try and over-perfect this one. Looking forward to the rest...actually getting quite impatient!
ellavr 18 66
24 Aug 2004 8:06AM
God Tom, give me a break - I have a job and a sort of a life, too many evenings on the laptop surfing EPZ makes me a very sober girl!!! I'll try tonight. :0)

Thanks Suey.

janehewitt 19 215 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2004 8:19AM
I like this one, glad there are other people who like bastact photos are are happy to lose all dignity going round taking photos of stairs and walls. The shadow is fine for me Jane
davidb 21 73 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2004 10:30AM
I agree - don't do anything with the shadow - a really nice graphic image. Well spotted

ellavr 18 66
24 Aug 2004 12:39PM
Thank you very much Jane and David.

corb100 18 6
24 Aug 2004 2:32PM
Appologies for my impatience, I'm 'busy' trying to get the sack here and thought I might takle a few people down with me! Smile
shellkryan 18 2
24 Aug 2004 2:56PM
Love the simple composition of this shot...very effective. And thanks for your comments on my pics...our profile descriptions seem to be quite similar...aussies living in the Uk...lots of travel...Hooray!
ellavr 18 66
24 Aug 2004 3:24PM
That okay Tom, I wish I could get the sack too!! Maybe if I spend longer on EPZ than I already do!!!

Michelle - I have been here for 12 years, frankly I would like to stop travelling and just go home to Cairns!!! Thanks for your comments. I look forward to more of you images.

talic 18 1
24 Aug 2004 3:49PM
hiya Ella, thanks for commenting on my pic. I think the photo your reffering to is on bigbird's portfolio. the male nude on the bed (tho it is of me *blush*)
BrianM 19 136 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2004 6:23PM
Don't do anything with the shadow, it actually adds to this shot, I like it, well seen, nice image.

(Sorry I missed it when posted - but remebered to look for it eventually.)
highlander 19 32 Scotland
24 Aug 2004 6:44PM
Hello Ella, nice shot showing good pattern and contrasts. click
PS Venice beach, May early morning before the people, best time of the day.
ellavr 18 66
24 Aug 2004 7:49PM
Thomas - I didn't recognise you with your clothes on!!

Hello Brian, thanks for your comment. Click or comment anytime.

Doug - thanks, I now have to go to Venice Beach. I dont suppose that is in Italy - nice and close!! :0)

magda_indigo 19 418 England
25 Aug 2004 12:53PM
the shadow works very well, adds interest, click (*:*)
ellavr 18 66
25 Aug 2004 12:56PM
Thanks Magda.

2 Sep 2004 2:43PM
Super blue and white image Ella, love the shadow, well done.

ellavr 18 66
2 Sep 2004 7:35PM
Thank you Mary.
Great saturated colours and acctracting pattern. Good abstract feel
ellavr 18 66
12 Sep 2004 5:06PM
Thanks Claudio, for your comments.

Just Jas Plus
21 26.4k 1 England
2 Oct 2004 3:56PM
Simple but effective. The shadow gives a resting place for the eye.

ellavr 18 66
3 Oct 2004 2:00PM
Thanks Jas - I was very happy with this one.


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