- September 22, 2015 at 6:51 pm #206905
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.
Look forward to your critique on the image and composition.
- September 23, 2015 at 8:14 am #206922
Hello, Venki. Try as I might, I see no photo.
Maybe the link didn't work or was omitted?
- September 23, 2015 at 8:59 am #206924
Thanks for the note, Jacques. Perhaps this link might work?
- September 23, 2015 at 9:37 am #206928
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.)
- September 23, 2015 at 5:37 pm #206955
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.
- September 23, 2015 at 10:26 am #206930
I think the inclusion of the shadow takes this image from ordinary to memorable.
- September 23, 2015 at 9:26 pm #206970
yess, dark shadows.
- September 24, 2015 at 12:14 pm #207022
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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