Mini Challenge #15 - Light and Shadow

FlyingginaFlyinggina To see and not be seenPosts: 2,639Registered Users Major grins
edited December 1, 2008 in The Dgrin Challenges
Mini Challenge #15 - Light and Shadow


<o:p></o:p>This one is wide open as to subject matter. It can be a portrait, a street shot, a landscape, a cityscape, an abstract. No restrictions (as long as it can be posted on an open dgrin forum). People of all ages, pets, wildlife, rocks, streams, buildings (interiors and exteriors), sculptures, etc. - all are eligible. Let's see lots of variety.

What I'll be looking for is a photograph where the interaction of light and shadow with the subject matter is so compelling that I can't stop looking at it. Make my job as hard as you can!

Please continue to comment on each other's entries. Encourage your fellow photographers. Have fun!

This challenge will run from Thursday, November 13 (today), through midnight EST on Friday November 28 (day after Thanksgiving).


GENERAL RULES


1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and you post 1-3 images. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter.
The 1st place winner then chooses the next topic, judges the winner and passes on the baton to the new champion.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, put an asterisk (*) next to the title of the image.
5. * The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.


Guidelines:
1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).
3. Also try and resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)
4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
6. Don't be hesitant, share'em and enter!

Previous Challenges

#1 BIF's won by Jwear
#2 Birds won by davev
#3 Treasures won by Justiceiro
#4 All That Remains won by JAG
#5 Playing With Light won by davev
#6 Black and White won by Rhommel
#7 Self Portrait won by shatch
#8 The Every Day Mundane won by paulthomasmckee
#9 Abstract/Minimalism won by dlibrach
#10 Texture won by AaronNelson
#11 What Time Is It? won by DaddyO
#12 Rusty Old Things won by JeffMeyers
#13 View from above won by visualxpressions
#14 Portraits with Soul won by flyinggina
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  • FlyingginaFlyinggina To see and not be seen Posts: 2,639Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    Examples
    Abstract (Louvre Museum)

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    Young woman guide at Ephrata Cloister

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    Window in a small German hotel near Nuremberg

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  • papawpapaw chagrinner Posts: 32Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    Church window in morning light
    2958237202_d4ef69acf1.jpg
    Canon XTi Image data
    No tool like an old tool!
    papawsImages
    papawswrench
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,183Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    Flyinggina wrote:
    ...Window in a small German hotel near Nuremberg411016785_EQeFi-S.jpg

    Very nice to begin with.:D
    I like this one better than the other.
    It gives a sense of warmth and confort at the beginning of the day... iloveyou.gif
    thumb.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • zonk6719zonk6719 Big grins Posts: 36Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    Daughter
    These were taken in our Living room as the sun was setting. I partially closed the blinds to create more shadows...

    Deep Thinking
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    Pretty Girl
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    And here is one that I left in color. I would be interested in knowing if you like the color or B&W better.
    Madison in color
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    Cannon Xsi
    Learning as I go!!
  • dlibrachdlibrach Abstractus grins Posts: 232Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    Oooooh....light and shadow. Nice challenge! thumb.gif Should produce some great work. Looking forward to all of them.

    Here are my entries.....

    Cheers,
    Dave





    1. The Light of Darkness:
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    2. Quitting Time:
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    3. Birds on a Wire:
    106047-28-birds-on-a-wire.jpg
  • jovittajovitta jovitta Posts: 175Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    a cold shadow
    Took this on a frosty day. jovitta
    BE YOURSELF FRIENDS WILL LIKE YOU FOR YOUR OWN UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND STYLE
    http://jeffovittphotography.com
    Member; NANPA
    Equipment: Canon 5D, 1DS, 16-35 F2.8, 70-200 F4, 580EX Flash, Galen Rowell GND filters, Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter, Lee filter holder,Gitzo 2227 tripod & monfotto 3221 tripod, Gitzo GH2780QR ballhead,
    Epson 3880 pro pinter, CS5, Nik software complete edition, Photomatix.
  • jeffmeyersjeffmeyers Major grins Posts: 1,535Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    Cenotaph - JFK Memorial (Dallas, TX)
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    St. Louis World's Fair Pavilion
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    Iowa Sunset
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    More Photography . . . Less Photoshop [. . . except when I do it]
    Jeff Meyers
  • jovittajovitta jovitta Posts: 175Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    A Shadowed Story
    One day in early spring as I was passing by this. I saw it comming as the sun was setting I waited for about an hour. Jovitta
    BE YOURSELF FRIENDS WILL LIKE YOU FOR YOUR OWN UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND STYLE
    http://jeffovittphotography.com
    Member; NANPA
    Equipment: Canon 5D, 1DS, 16-35 F2.8, 70-200 F4, 580EX Flash, Galen Rowell GND filters, Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter, Lee filter holder,Gitzo 2227 tripod & monfotto 3221 tripod, Gitzo GH2780QR ballhead,
    Epson 3880 pro pinter, CS5, Nik software complete edition, Photomatix.
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,183Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    FlyingginaF, you are going to have a tough work with all these fantastic images :D

    :Dthumb.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    oh, Gina....i really feel for you on this one...already with just one page i couldnt pic a winner they are so good....

    this one should be a big one....thumb.gif
    Aaron Nelson
  • OhEddieOhEddie Mere Mortal Posts: 337Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    Shadows of Creation

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    Shades of Another Time.

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    Love on the Dance Floor

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    Blessed are those who remain flexible, for they shall not get bent out of shape.
  • FlyingginaFlyinggina To see and not be seen Posts: 2,639Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    Fabulous entires so far. And two weeks to go.

    Oh boy, is this going to be tough.eek7.gif

    But I'm loving what I'm seeing. iloveyou.gif Keep 'em coming.

    Virginia
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  • VisualXpressionsVisualXpressions Major grins Posts: 860Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    Sakura, Gaijin Bochi

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    Camouflage

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    Big Bamboo

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    Winston
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    "Light and Shadow" chalange
    Water fountain

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    Spare table
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    Watching the river
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    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • BenjerBenjer Begrinner Posts: 275Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    Jovitta's wheels
    jovitta wrote:
    One day in early spring as I was passing by this. I saw it comming as the sun was setting I waited for about an hour. Jovitta

    There's something I love about this one: the long shadow stretching down the hill...that's where those wheels WANT to go! I can only describe it as the sense of longing that rig must have, to feel the rush going down that beckoning hill, one last time. I love it when a photograph conjures up some feeling like that, real or imagined. Thanks! :D
    Nikon D300, 17-35, 24-70, 70-200, 105 Macro, Tokina 11-16, Lensbaby, iPhone!
  • swintonphotoswintonphoto Artist Posts: 1,664Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    Dave,
    I have to say I LOVE your entries. Wow! The first and third ones are such unique compositions, yet they are just fabulous.thumb.gif
  • dlplumerdlplumer Major grins Posts: 8,045Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    Dawn of a New World


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    Beyond The Rose Garden

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    Sonoran Monsoon

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  • dlibrachdlibrach Abstractus grins Posts: 232Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    Dave,
    I have to say I LOVE your entries. Wow! The first and third ones are such unique compositions, yet they are just fabulous.thumb.gif

    Don't know if I was the Dave you were referring to but I'm going to pretend you were...Thanks man!!! :ivar wings.gif

    Cheers,
    Dave
  • KelMarieKelMarie One day at a time Posts: 23Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 13, 2008
    Newbie Post
    This is the first time sharing my photos & I'm really new to all of this, so go easy on me!!!thumb.gif
    First two were taken in Duluth, Minnesota while visiting my sister.


    "Just Listen"

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    I had to lay on my belly in this one, it was a small window near the floor in the top of a tower, overlooking Lake Superior.

    "Take it all in"

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    "Dusk's Goodbye"
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    ~Kelly~:marlin
    Facebook
    "Although life may lead you where you least expect it, you can have faith it's where you're meant to be."
  • jovittajovitta jovitta Posts: 175Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 14, 2008
    Thank you
    Benjer wrote:
    There's something I love about this one: the long shadow stretching down the hill...that's where those wheels WANT to go! I can only describe it as the sense of longing that rig must have, to feel the rush going down that beckoning hill, one last time. I love it when a photograph conjures up some feeling like that, real or imagined. Thanks! :D

    Thank you Benjer it was a high contrast day as I saw it comming from the direction the sun was setting. I normanly stay away from sunny days but I will shoot when I see a good shadow black and white oppertunity. I waited for about an hour to get the shot I wanted. Agian thank you Jovitta
    BE YOURSELF FRIENDS WILL LIKE YOU FOR YOUR OWN UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND STYLE
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  • jovittajovitta jovitta Posts: 175Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 14, 2008
    ok 3rd and last one
    A little light and a lot of shadow, I exposed for the light w/ a light meter so everything else would go underexposed.
    BE YOURSELF FRIENDS WILL LIKE YOU FOR YOUR OWN UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND STYLE
    http://jeffovittphotography.com
    Member; NANPA
    Equipment: Canon 5D, 1DS, 16-35 F2.8, 70-200 F4, 580EX Flash, Galen Rowell GND filters, Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter, Lee filter holder,Gitzo 2227 tripod & monfotto 3221 tripod, Gitzo GH2780QR ballhead,
    Epson 3880 pro pinter, CS5, Nik software complete edition, Photomatix.
  • jovittajovitta jovitta Posts: 175Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 14, 2008
    dlibrach wrote:
    Don't know if I was the Dave you were referring to but I'm going to pretend you were...Thanks man!!! :ivar wings.gif

    Cheers,
    Dave

    Hi Dave I looked at your website you have a very good eye Love your work. How long have you been doing Photography? Again great work. Jovitta.
    BE YOURSELF FRIENDS WILL LIKE YOU FOR YOUR OWN UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND STYLE
    http://jeffovittphotography.com
    Member; NANPA
    Equipment: Canon 5D, 1DS, 16-35 F2.8, 70-200 F4, 580EX Flash, Galen Rowell GND filters, Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter, Lee filter holder,Gitzo 2227 tripod & monfotto 3221 tripod, Gitzo GH2780QR ballhead,
    Epson 3880 pro pinter, CS5, Nik software complete edition, Photomatix.
  • JDouglasJDouglas Big grins Posts: 42Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 14, 2008
    jovitta wrote:
    A little light and a lot of shadow, I exposed for the light w/ a light meter so everything else would go underexposed.

    WOW I love this one. thumb.gifthumb.gif
  • Shades of HyperionShades of Hyperion Scooba Steve Posts: 367Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 14, 2008
    I'm new to the forums, but I figured this would be a fun way to share. there are some really great photos in this thread, here are a few of my own.

    Steve

    "Embrace"*
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    "Contemplation"*
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    "The Musician"*
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    Scooba Steve

    Shades of Hyperion photography
    Extraordinary photos can not be had standing where everyone else is standing, looking where everyone else is looking
  • FlashFlash Major grins Posts: 135Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 14, 2008
    Shadows of the past
    Dimensions: 1728 x 1152
    Capture Time: 2008:11:08 14:04:56
    Camera Model: EOS-1D Mark II N
    Type: CR2 Image
    Size: 7 MB
    ISO speed: 500
    Exposure time: 1/200 sec
    Aperture: f 2.8
    Focal length: 135 mm
    Flash mode: On
    417115053_62P6m-O.jpg
  • SystemSystem Posts: 8,195Registered Users moderator
    edited November 14, 2008
    #1 Indiana Dunes State Park
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    #2 Centennial Park-Munster, IN
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  • PaulThomasMcKeePaulThomasMcKee Ars Gratia Artis Posts: 429Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 14, 2008
    Flash wrote:
    Shadows of the Past...
    Cool interpretation of the theme! Nice light too!clap.gif
  • mycapturesmycaptures Big grins Posts: 71Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 14, 2008
    Eye Protection
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    The Streaks (please ignore the frame)
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    The Fence
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    Shilowe, getting my masters in psychology,
    photographing mommy to Rayne (5) and Quinlan (baby boy) and wife to Dave.:photo
  • FlashFlash Major grins Posts: 135Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 14, 2008
    Strings of Shadows and Light
    Strings of Shadows and Light
    ISO speed: 320
    Exposure time: 1/8 sec
    Aperture: f 4.0
    Focal length: 40 mm
    Flash mode: Off

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    Feathers
    ISO speed: 200
    Exposure time: 1/320 sec
    Aperture: f 4.0
    Focal length: 135 mm
    413778894_XBLd2-L.jpg
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 15, 2008
    Flash - can't see your photos. Make sure you have external links for the gallery turned on. mwink.gif
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