Study in Shadows and Silhouets

Comments made by the photographer

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?

Add your comments

Here you can leave some comments about this picture. Please fill out all the fields before submitting the form. Once you're done filling out the form, click the "Leave comments" button, after which you can see your comments down below.
Your name:
Your e-mail:

Comments made by others

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).

[Previous]   [Return to index]   [Next]

Picture copyright owned by the photographer, please contact them first if you want to use this picture for any purpose.

This page was made by Olaf Greve