January 1, 2018 at 9:49 am #15523January 1, 2018 at 3:33 pm #15528
Taking advantage of the bright sun from 1pm to 1.45pm on New Year’s Day…
That’s probably it for sun till August. 😉January 1, 2018 at 10:25 pm #15543
Thanks for starting off this month’s theme with some inspiring photographs Ian. The shadows are so dramatic and dominate creating two moody photographs with bags of atmosphere. They work so well in black and white.January 1, 2018 at 11:39 pm #15544
I photographed this –only because of the shadow creation. My late wife turned this ring out of a two bob piece. Sorry a Florin—-a two shilling coin–pre-dec. She was in heavy engineering and working on the Thames flood barrage.January 2, 2018 at 8:58 am #15545
Your late wife was obviously very talented Ken. The photo is all about the shadows and carries a special memories for you. It’s been well photographed and is interesting how shadows look better when converted to monochrome.January 2, 2018 at 10:27 pm #15547
Thank you Peter–gentleman as always.January 5, 2018 at 9:29 am #15551
I’ve been going through my archives for this one and have found some shows from my trip to Morocco.
I like the pattern the shadows of the dunes and plant skeleton make in this photo. Do you think it’s too confusing?
I was wondering if I should crop the picture below to make it a ‘letter box’ format. What do you think?
This photograph was quite difficult to expose for as I was looking right into the sun. So I had to expose for the shadows which meant the sky got burnt out. If I had had a tripod I could had tried the HDR technique.January 5, 2018 at 6:41 pm #15555
I’d say all three are fine contributions to this month’s theme, Peter. The dunes in the central picture look like waves in motion – terrific! Please don’t crop it!
And the sky is not an important element in the last picture, so who cares if there’s very little detail. (Indeed, I’d see how it looked cropped down to right above the tree.)
Great examples.January 6, 2018 at 8:45 am #15556
Thanks very much for your comments Ian. Of course you need a sunny day to get good shadows. Last time I went to the Sahara it was dull so there were no shadows and the landscapes were flat. What a difference the lighting makes. It’s been a bit dull this week so I hoping for some sun to give me some shadows.January 14, 2018 at 3:54 pm #15582
You may have seen this shadow of my former self before, but I quite like it as it reminds me of going on holiday. Roll on summer!January 17, 2018 at 7:40 pm #15597
Your sand dunes Peter are superb. The lovely gradation of light is a photo of quality.January 17, 2018 at 9:39 pm #15599
Thanks Ken. Glad you like them. The light brings out the texture of the sand really well.
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