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The open gate

By helenlinda
Taken at 10am yesterday as I crossed the playground - [NB-always carry a camera]
I've never seen this shadow before - the time was spot on for symmetry of the fence and the delightful addition of the open gate. For those of you who are thinking "Won't the children escape"- it was open because a class of children were working just inside the park on the other side of it. Once they return it is re-locked.

Tags: Specialist and abstract

Voters: fentiger, CarolG, saltireblue and 46 more

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fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
13 Oct 2011 7:29AM
This is all about the shadow ~ well seen and composed.


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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
13 Oct 2011 7:39AM
Fantastic, Helen Smile Carol
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
13 Oct 2011 7:56AM
Another great and fine image,Helen,very well done.
Ayoob 5 Australia
13 Oct 2011 8:02AM
Excellent shot and great idea Helen- well seenGrinGrinWink
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
13 Oct 2011 8:05AM
Another well seen and taken image Helen.

pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 8:35AM
Beautiful, well spotted shadow.. Peter
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
13 Oct 2011 8:38AM
Well done! So lovely.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 8:56AM
An open gate is always a welcome, an invitation. The shadow of an open gate - well that becomes a whole lot more complicated. Intriguing shot, and I love the foreground symmetry with the irregular trees beyond.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 9:02AM
This is a stunning composition, Helen.
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 9:03AM
The shadows really are this image!! Carole
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 9:51AM
Masterfully captured if I may say so! A superb image Helen, well done!
susanbarton 8 11 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 10:40AM
Lovely shadows and shapes

13 Oct 2011 10:43AM
Very good POV and composition
13 Oct 2011 10:53AM
great shadow the central gate way is sxcellent

Graham GrinGrinGrin
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
13 Oct 2011 12:22PM
Opened this up in the Group Helen,and I see the gate is still open here !!
Good shot.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
13 Oct 2011 12:26PM
What a beauty.....
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 2:21PM
Brilliant symmetry and I love that swathe of green; I also like the sky and to me it wouldn't work in any other colour!
7 10 10 England
13 Oct 2011 2:35PM
Knew this was your's Helen - you have a great eye for symmetry. The grey sky is perfect too for the black lines and shadows.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
13 Oct 2011 2:54PM
Well composed, love the shadow. An almost mono with green........Sandy
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
13 Oct 2011 4:19PM
NB duly noted-- I love this gate and the photos you have done of it-- fantastic shadows!
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 4:35PM
Well spotted Helen, love the shadows captured
Georden 5 11 England
13 Oct 2011 5:10PM
I love the geometrical lines!

TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
13 Oct 2011 5:39PM
That's a rare thing at the moment with all this grey, dismal, sunless weather we're having! A cracking shot, Helen, and well-timed to catch the shadow at just the perfect angle Wink
Trev Smile
13 Oct 2011 5:54PM
Well spotted Helen, a fabulous image.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 6:36PM
great shadows Helen
User_Removed 8 26 2 United States
14 Oct 2011 2:18AM
So delicate and lovey, Helen - love it!!
Rogerex 10 32 12 Australia
14 Oct 2011 3:01AM
My kind of photo. I can just imagine myself taking one like this if I had seen it.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
14 Oct 2011 5:20AM
A great use of shadows

Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
16 Oct 2011 8:55AM
How clever Helen. Just acted at the right time because you always carry a CAMERA xxxx
JustDucky 5 8 Canada
16 Oct 2011 8:07PM
great eye Helen, fabulous image
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
16 Oct 2011 8:54PM
Absolutely brilliant Helen - love the way the gates shadow dominates the image.

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