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  • #206905

    venki
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    Hello

    It is considered a “beginner's” error to have the photographer's shadow in the image. What about deliberately including shadows in the composition, such as in this image? Is this Ok?

    We were at Cape Schanck in the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria last weekend and it was a glorious spring sunset on the cliffs. I noticed our shadows on the rocks as we moved on the walkway. So I waited for the correct angle of the Sun so that I could frame ur shadows on the big rock.
    Photographer's Shadow
    Look forward to your critique on the image and composition.

    Regards
    Venki

  • #206922

    Jacques Brierre
    Participant

    Hello, Venki. Try as I might, I see no photo.
    Maybe the link didn't work or was omitted?

  • #206924

    venki
    Participant

    Thanks for the note, Jacques. Perhaps this link might work?
    https://venki.smugmug.com/Cape-Schank-20-Sep-2015/i-7zWCZvz/A

  • #206928

    Jacques Brierre
    Participant

    Helps quite a bit, thank you.
    I quite like the concept (admittedly, I have a few such shots – just not as good) and feel it really works here.
    The sky is a bit understated and might provide some punch to the overall balance if it were a bit more defined (stopping short of drama.)

    • #206955

      venki
      Participant

      Thanks Jacques and Kent. Appreciate your feedback.
      I reduced the highlights to show more details in the sky. Here's how the image looks now.

      Regards
      Venki

      https://venki.smugmug.com/Lightstalking-Gallery/n-qTZF2F/i-2vf8ZzC/A

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  • #206930

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    I think the inclusion of the shadow takes this image from ordinary to memorable.

  • #206970

    Jacques Brierre
    Participant

    yess, dark shadows.

  • #207022

    chris pook
    Participant

    Shadows are awesome;

    Sweet to ride forth at evening from the wells
    When shadows pass gigantic on the sand,
    And softly through the silence beat the bells
    Along the Golden Road to Samarkand.

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