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The shoe

By helenlinda
A change from digitally manipulated images for the next few uploads.

All taken in the playground in very bright mid-day sun. So very strong shadows.

All I have done to this is increase the contrast and remove a few white marks on the shadow and black marks out of it.
v2 is following Pamelajean's suggestion and I also cloned out the yellow playground marking as it seemed to need it as it seemed somewhat out on a limb.

Have a good weekend
Helen

Tags: Black and white Specialist and abstract Portraits and people

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Comments


SueEley 15 279 96 Wales
6 Mar 2009 6:08PM
I think the composition works well and gives the shoe the importance it deserves!
Cormy 14 3 England
6 Mar 2009 6:14PM
Love it Helen.
Cheers
Alan
videotec 13 8 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 6:27PM
Brilliant Capture.
Pete
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
6 Mar 2009 6:29PM
Great spot and capture
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 7:02PM
Thanks Sue, Alan, Pete and Dave
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 7:14PM
Lovely composition, Helen. And I believe the only colour image I have seen that could be converted to mono by cloning!
Bill
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
6 Mar 2009 7:15PM
These are wonderful shadows!
Jennn
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 7:30PM
Love it!

Ken
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 7:32PM
It's the angle and the significant gap between foot and shadow that make this work. Classic 'well seen' shot.
Moira
proz 17 205 United States
6 Mar 2009 7:41PM
nice nice shadow play
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 7:44PM
Thanks everyone
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 7:51PM
Strong shadows and a little skip from the child, charming. Have you thought about cropping the right, Helen?
RobboB Plus
14 133 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 8:19PM
Well observed Helen
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 9:14PM
Thanks Pamela and Rob - I hadn't thought of a crop, so will upload as v2
Anjantoo 13 7 1 England
6 Mar 2009 9:25PM
Really neat capture Helen!
Anjantoo
xxx
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 9:52PM
good shadows - well spotted
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 9:56PM
Thanks Jann and Anne
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 9:56PM
Very interesting shots.
Mavis
6 Mar 2009 10:13PM
Unusual angle, but i like it - v2 for me

Chris
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 10:21PM
Thanks Mavis and Chris
fentiger 20 920 24 England
7 Mar 2009 7:53AM
Two very fine images but the cropping makes No. 2 much the stronger. Great observation.

Albert
Mavis 19 143 2 England
7 Mar 2009 8:49AM
Number two has much more impact Helen . Love the shoe and the shadows xxx

Still pouring with rain . xxx
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2009 8:54AM
Thanks Albert and Mavis
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
7 Mar 2009 9:26AM
love both !
really...
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2009 9:33AM
Thanks Pascal for your comment and also the award!! Wow!!!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
7 Mar 2009 10:57AM
Great capture, Helen. I like the splash of yellow in V1, so must be the only one to go for V1!
TrevB Smile
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2009 11:08AM
Good for you Trev- I still like it better, as to me the shoe is too central in v2
rangerpaul 14 19 7 England
7 Mar 2009 5:11PM
I think V2 works best. I love the splash of colour in 1 but the heavy shadow on the right is unbalancing the shot.
This would do really well in a photo club comp. Judges love this sort of thing!
Paul
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2009 5:13PM
Thanks Paul
wolfy 17 36 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2009 8:00PM
Brilliant V2 for me!
fatmod 15 22 England
7 Mar 2009 9:24PM
like it great shot
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 10:21PM
Terrific! Such typical child pose - well seen and taken,
Johanna
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 10:23PM
Thanks Rog, Andy and Johanna

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