I'm linking up with Darcy for Project 52.
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This week's challenge: Shadows
I thought about shadows all week, but was too busy to pick up my camera, and Thursday evening came rushing at me. I was drained, but pulled Ellie out of her bag and took some shots of chair backs and other shadows cast by the soft indoor light. Outdoors had been a bust most of the week, since it was cloudy. So I had to settle.
My two youngest guys sympathized with my plight, and they goofed off making hand shadows on the floor. After several attempts, I chose the above image (pardon the badly-placed watermark!). Thomas' hand is not actually touching the floor, but it looks like it is. I thought that was cool. The shadow was blurry from higher up, so I kept shooting as he moved his hand closer to the floor. In Lightoom3, I turned the image black and white, pushed up the exposure, and added extra black and shadow to the image for contrast. Then I added some very coarse grain to the image.
- ISO 800
- Manual mode
- 50mm portrait lens
- Aperture at f2.8
- 1/40 second shutter speed
One more hand shadow shot (compliments of Danny, my #3):
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