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Study in Shadows and Silhouets



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Submitter's name: Flemming Kristensen
Title: Study in Shadows and Silhouets
Gear used: OM-4Ti + Zuiko 35-70mm/4 Zoom.
Diaphragm: f16
Film used: Kodachrome 64
Technical information: Actual focal length and exposure data not recorded. I wanted the tree trunks to appear almost black, so I made a spot measurement of the darkest part and dialed in a -2 stop compensation. It is made on a very old Kodachrome 64 (expired in 2003), so I wasn't too sure how it would work, but there is good detail in the rippled snow on the frozen pond, so I guess I got lucky.
Subject information: A small pond near a graveyard wall. This picture was inspired by the TOPE 26 theme, and it certainly fits the bill, I think. Deep shadows, silhouets, blazing light. Extreme contrasts. The composition is a bit messy, but perhaps it has other merits?
 

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Comment left by: Nuno Borges (nrb@gmx.net) sweet image, congratulations

Comment left by: Moose (olymoose@gmail.com) I love the natural parts of it. The cattails at the bottom especially add an apparently anomalous element that forces redefinition of what I am seeing. Very nice.

The building/wall/whatever doesn't work for me, perhaps partially because I don't know what it is without explanation? Anyway, the shot would be better for my taste without it, or at least with less of it.

Comment left by: Andrew Wendelborn ( ) A pleasant scene. I like the foreground shadows (I even like it
cropped a little above where the two main tree shadows start).



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