Weekly Competition No. 18 "Shadows"

karma mechanic

Link Posted 05/11/2007 - 17:50
In keeping with my 'Patterns' one a couple of weeks ago, this one is for pictures where the shadow(s) in the picture make it work. It doesn't have to be primarily OF a shadow, but my criteria for judging are best met by the use of shadows creatively, or where the picture without the shadow(s) would have less impact.

Here's one of mine to give an idea of what I like - although I'd like you to surprise me !



Link Posted 05/11/2007 - 17:55
"Ghosts From The Briny"

Best regards, John


Link Posted 05/11/2007 - 19:48
All right, since I don't host this week, I may as well submit one. This is strictly out of competition, though (not that I'm assuming anything) as I will be away until the end of the month.
This theme was just too tempting as I like this shot...
*istD, Sigma 105/2.8 EX DG Macro, 1/350 s, A8, ISO200.

How inappropriate to call this planet earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. - Arthur C. Clarke
Prieni's PPG page


Link Posted 05/11/2007 - 22:50
OK....,let's join in for this round, as i love shadows. This one was taken in the city of Esbjerg in Denmark last week. A pedestrian passage became a very eary place after a heavy downpour. The sun played tricks with the very wet pavement.

Best regards,
Best regards,


Curious about my photography?? Just Follow the Light.


Link Posted 06/11/2007 - 14:37

took this a little while ago.


pentax k10d, DA 18-55mm @ 18mm, iso 100, 1/2s. f8, handheld. manual, pattern metering,
Please call me aj,

I use a Pentax K10D, on a MacBook with LightRoom (vers 1.3 + beta 2)



Link Posted 07/11/2007 - 00:47
Will back soon...

Pseudo HDR assembled in Photomatix 2.53
Software SILKYPIX(R) Developer Studio Version
Date/time 06/11/2007 06:22:42 p.m.
Exposure time 1/750 s
F-number f/8
ISO speed ratings ISO 100
Focal length 33 mm
Exposure mode Auto bracket
Subject distance range Macro

Best regards.
K10D+ Sigma 18-50 1:2.8 DC Lens.


Link Posted 07/11/2007 - 15:26

The photograph isolates and perpetuates a moment of time: an important and revealing moment, or an unimportant and meaningless one, depending upon the photographer's understanding of his subject and mastery of his process. -Edward Weston


Link Posted 07/11/2007 - 17:46

DS+40mm DA Ltd, ISO200, f8
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -


Link Posted 08/11/2007 - 03:11
Aha!!! Patterns and Shadows together.

Taken in Napa, California. This was on the final leg of our road trip.

Camera: Canon Powershot SD700IS (sorry )
Shutter speed: 1/251s
Aperture: f5.6
Focal length: 6mm (equivalent to 36mm)


Link Posted 09/11/2007 - 00:47


Pentax: K20D; FA50mm 1.4; FA135mm 2.8; FA 17-28mm; FA 80-320mm; AF360FGZ
Sigma: 30mm F1.4EXDC; 10-20mmEXDC ..... LENSBABY 'Composer' ,


Link Posted 09/11/2007 - 01:53
At the beach

Pentax Lenses:|DA12-24/f4 ED AL|DA35Ltd Macro|FA31Ltd|FA77Ltd|FA50/1.4|F70-210|FA20-35 f4/AL|A*200/f4 Macro ED|A50/1.7|A50 Macro f2.8|1.7xAF adapter|
Voigtlander|125/f2.5SL Macro APO Lanthar|
Sigma Lenses:|EX DG 100-300 f4|2X & 1.4X TC|
Flashes:|AF540FGZx2|RingFlash AF160FC|

Utopia Poppy

Link Posted 10/11/2007 - 21:38
Hi! I'm Fiona, Unlocker's other half (don't know if you've seen him around the forum). He told me about this week's competition so here's my entry:

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep". ~Scott Adams

Q | Various Q lenses & filters | KP | 35mm 2.8 Macro

Aunt Sally

Link Posted 10/11/2007 - 21:50
Virginia Water 10/11/07

Pentax K100d + kit lens @ 28mm, 800 iso 1/180 @ F9.5


Link Posted 10/11/2007 - 22:05
Hate to go into the archives, but...
Taken about six+ years ago with Pentax ZX5, if I remember correctly.


Link Posted 10/11/2007 - 22:19

*istDS, Tokina ATX-Pro 20-35mm F2.8
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