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06-15-11 – In Deep Shadow

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  • #1322
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Photographs with strong contrast between light and dark, may be of any subject.

    Theme suggestion kudos to ennuipoet–thanks!

    #16787
    Kestrana
    Participant

    I have no idea what I’m going to do for this

    #16786
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Me neither–thankfully we have some time!

    #16910
    Plamadude30k
    Participant

    I can’t wait for this one. I have one pic I took as soon as I voted for this theme that I love, but getting more is going to be difficult.

    #16909
    olavf
    Participant

    I’m going to have to come up with something different than the low key stuff I’ve been doing lately…or maybe not 😉

    #16908
    clouddancer
    Participant

    Silhouettes? Might try to get me some (never done them)

    #16907
    Kestrana
    Participant

    I’ve got plenty of silhouettes but I guess I’m more unclear on what exactly is a valid entry for this theme. I’ll have to research.

    #16906
    ravnostic
    Participant

    In the original theme thread, there’s a link to an article that explains the light staging, or the conditions that promote the effect naturally (golden hour, etc). I have oodles of ideas, and a chestful of archives–I do a lot of sunrise and sunset timed photography, which usually fit the bill, even if I didn’t know it at the time I took the shots.

    #16904
    Kestrana
    Participant

    Yeah I read the article but I didn’t find it definitive. Especially the portraiture, much of it didn’t look too different from average studio portraiture or low key lighting to me. Maybe what I’m thinking of as low key is pretty much the same thing.

    #16905
    ennuipoet
    Participant

    These are the kinds of things I was thinking about:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_4DGbC4uKJ9I/SkY5-n2yGuI/AAAAAAAAJFQ/tihv0EGkpvw/S660/chiaroscuro+Light_at_the_end_of_the_Tunnel.jpg

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ennuipoet/5428177740/

    This is NOT a black and white contest, though obviously B&W works extremely well. Basically, it is open to your imagination, but stuff like this is Right Out:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ennuipoet/5603696368/

    #16903
    nobigdeal
    Participant

    Hows about something like this?

    #16902
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    I think the emphasis is supposed to be on the play of light and shadow across the subject. In that photo, the subject is pretty well lit even if the background isn’t. But I’m still wrapping my mind around this one, so I could be wrong.

    #16901
    Farktographer
    Participant

    I think the emphasis is supposed to be on the play of light and shadow across the subject. In that photo, the subject is pretty well lit even if the background isn’t. But I’m still wrapping my mind around this one, so I could be wrong.

    Yeah, for this contest I’m taking it as the absence of light that’s supposed to be the most striking feature.

    #16900
    ennuipoet
    Participant

    I think the emphasis is supposed to be on the play of light and shadow across the subject. In that photo, the subject is pretty well lit even if the background isn’t. But I’m still wrapping my mind around this one, so I could be wrong.

    Yeah, for this contest I’m taking it as the absence of light that’s supposed to be the most striking feature.

    Exactly! The composition should be about the shadows, not the light. If that makes any sense.

    #16899
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    We might want to add some info about the shadows and play of shadows/light to the theme description to help clarify what you’re going for with it.

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