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Playground shadows

By helenlinda
My school playground is a source of endless shadows that change by the minute
I've taken so many in the past that I recognise them almost like friends when they appear at certain times - around 1pm they are short , in the after school club they are much longer and the symmetrical gate appears around 10a.m.
This I know is an afternoon shadow as they are longer. Its quite simple - 2 doughnut rings chained together and a couple of sausages - something to get your teeth into GrinGrinGrinGrin

I was again thrilled to bits with the response to my Poppy seed heads and would like to thanks Brian for his User Award SmileSmile

The sun is shining and so if you have is shining where you are, get out and take some shadow pictures
Helen

Tags: Specialist and abstract Humour and fun Saturday shadows Almost black and white Sports and action

Voters: tony64, PhillipMinnis, mrswoolybill and 52 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1373 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 8:40AM
Niiiiice!
But...
Crop off the top, leave just the shadow, and you have a really intriguing image!
Moira

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tony64 12 204 9 England
29 Sep 2012 8:40AM
Excellent Helen, love those chains!
I must use my playground more.
Tony
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
29 Sep 2012 8:41AM
Ah, the queen of shadows strikes again. Smile
x
jdinne 12 16 England
29 Sep 2012 8:41AM
Superbly defined shadows here Helen.

John
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 8:42AM
Thanks Moira, Tony, Chris and John SmileSmileSmile
BarbaraR Plus
9 16 1 England
29 Sep 2012 8:43AM
Very well spotted and taken.
An unusual capture.

B.
Very nice ....O you did so well with shot, amazing capture top marks indeed. 10+++

John
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
29 Sep 2012 8:57AM
This is a very well observed composition and I agree with Moira about the crop which would make a excellent additional image.

Albert
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 9:06AM
Thanks Barbara, John and Albert - v2 coming up SmileSmileSmile
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 9:11AM
v2 as suggested by Moira SmileSmile
Tibetan 3 3 England
29 Sep 2012 9:21AM
Ah, the queen of shadows strikes again. I agree sounds about right like both well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
widtink 3 406 2 Scotland
29 Sep 2012 9:22AM
This is great but i like V1 better !Smile

Rod
29 Sep 2012 9:28AM
the chains make these captures for me good set Helen

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
29 Sep 2012 9:31AM
Two excellent shadow images Helen.
Joan.
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 9:33AM
Thanks Leon, Rod, Graham and Joan SmileSmileSmileSmile
Rogerex 9 32 12 Australia
29 Sep 2012 9:33AM
Love those shadow patterns.
Roger
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 9:36AM
Thanks Roger Smile
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 9:50AM
Very well spotted those shadows! Good images!
IB
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
29 Sep 2012 10:10AM
You were right first time Helen No. 1 is the best by far.

Albert
CaroleS Plus
5 366 3 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 10:27AM
Brilliant!
Carole
29 Sep 2012 10:49AM
I'll have the sausages! Wink Two well seen images, Helen, like 'em both, can't decide on a fave, so it's half a vote for each! Smile
Trev Smile
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 11:06AM
Thanks Isabel, Albert, Carole and Trev SmileSmileSmileSmile
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
29 Sep 2012 11:27AM
This is fabulous....I love the symmetry and the tones. Great shot!
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 11:29AM
Thanks Joline Smile
achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
29 Sep 2012 12:27PM
Have tried to get out in to the playground but my teacher will not let me go on my own! like both as they are excellent Helen.


Regards

Trev.
mikbee 8 3 8 Scotland
29 Sep 2012 12:36PM
As soon as I heard this Saturday Shadow theme mentioned,
I thought of you Helen !!
Good strong shadows here.
Mick.
Irishkate Plus
5 33 92 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 12:39PM
Simple, strong and superb!
KateGrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
29 Sep 2012 1:35PM
Version 1 for me Helen...love it! Grin

Ken
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 1:43PM
Thanks Trev [got it right today WinkWink] Mick, Kate and Ken SmileSmileSmileSmile
rayme330 Plus
4 17 1 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 1:49PM
Well captured and creative too.

Ray
marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 2:22PM
Excellent Helen, love the symmetry of this image. Nice pair of images.
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 3:42PM
Thanks Ray and Mark SmileSmile
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
29 Sep 2012 3:59PM
Wonderful shadows, Helen, mine have been put well to shame Grin Carol
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 4:05PM
Thanks Carol and don't put yourself down SmileSmile
gingerdelight 9 298 11 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 4:54PM
Wonderful images - V1 for me!
Carol
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 5:05PM
Thanks Carol Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1373 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 5:49PM
Been out most of the day - V2 is just what I had in mind. Much more mysterious, thank you!
Moira
gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
29 Sep 2012 6:49PM
Something nice to look at when I'm two tired for anything else. Smile
-=\Walter
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 7:04PM
Moira I'm glad you like it Smile
Ha ha Walter Smile
carper123 Plus
4 745 8 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 7:40PM
Cracking pair of variants, Helen, well seen and captured and creatively presented, but v1 by a mile.
well done.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 8:12PM
Thanks Darryl Smile
pdcche 5 4 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 8:41PM
Two nice shadow shots Helen, i never tire of seeing or capturing them, keep wheeling them out, Peter..
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 8:47PM
Thanks Peter Smile
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1785 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 9:48PM
Incredible long shadows there, Helen. I really like V1, just because it shows where the shadows are coming from, the symmetry is perfect, and you have a nice bit of colour in the tyres too.
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 9:57PM
Thanks Pamela Smile
29 Sep 2012 11:57PM
Very clever and creative.Nice work.
-source
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 9:12AM
Thanks Source Smile
Many thanks to Pamela for her User Award - which I'm thrilled to bits with SmileSmileSmile
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
30 Sep 2012 12:05PM
Beautifully seen and taken Helen. V1 is my favourite.
Rende
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 12:34PM
Thanks Rende Smile
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
30 Sep 2012 1:20PM
V1 for me Helen, I need the image to be spelled out to me Wink
Geoff.
saltireblue Plus
5 5.4k 31 Norway
30 Sep 2012 2:23PM
Shadow Saturday was tailor-made for you, Helen, and this image is just one of many excellent reasons why I say that.
Cannot decide between the two, but feel myself veering towards the original........perhaps.

Malc
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 2:26PM
Thanks Geoff and Malc SmileSmile
frz67 6 10 32 Italy
30 Sep 2012 4:56PM
excellent graphic image, Helen.
prefer V1, although v2 is more intriguig as Moira suggested

francesco
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 5:11PM
Thanks francesco Smile
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 5:40PM
You are the Queen of Shadows Helen! I have to say I prefer v2 - but they're both wonderful!
Ann
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
30 Sep 2012 5:57PM
I like V1 - love the long shadows Helen and good to see where they are coming from. V2 does nothing for me.Smile
Brian.
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 6:23PM
Thanks Ann and Brian for your comments SmileSmile
I can't say that v2 does much for me either Brian, but it was a crop that I hadn't considered before, and responding to the suggestions that others make is one of the pleasures of being on this site SmileSmile
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
30 Sep 2012 7:40PM
Quite right Helen - if you don't try - you never know.Wink
Brian.
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
30 Sep 2012 10:24PM
an amazing abstract- shadow calligraphy.
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 10:48PM
Thanks Brian and Annette SmileSmile

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