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photoblog image As the evening closes in.

As the evening closes in.

As the evening closes in.

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A lovely shot Aussie with a really critical DOF
Aussie: Thank you Chris.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 8 Jan 2009, 00:35
Oh, Aussie. The shadow-play is just wonderful. This is so incredibly soulful!
Aussie: Thanks Ginnie, somehow I knew you would like it.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2009, 01:44
Fantastic shot- creates a mood of wonder.
Aussie: Thank you for dropping by and commenting Beth. Glad you like it.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2009, 03:46
Nice story line with all the folded chairs suggesting how this is going to end.
Aussie: I hadn't even thought of that Martin, I just liked the shadows from them.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Jan 2009, 05:31
.....sigh....Fabulous shot, I pictured myself sitting there and let my thoughts wonder off...
The shadows and lighting are wonderful, the light glare round the hair, just wonderful.
Aussie: I found this gem in my little book that I could have used for your skating collage Is het ijs sterk genoegom te schaatsen? lol
  • amanda
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2009, 05:50
This is gorgeous such sharp focus even in the low light.
The silhouette is perfect!
Aussie: Thank you Amanda for your visit and kind comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 8 Jan 2009, 05:59
M8 what l can l say "stunning"
Aussie: thx M8
Beautiful shot.
Aussie: Thanks Sheila
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 8 Jan 2009, 07:27
Excellent photo Aussie good to have you back on line
Aussie: Didn't you notice it has no colour
  • Chad Doveton
  • location location location.
  • 8 Jan 2009, 07:58
This is a wonderful image, Aussie. The light is fabulous.
Aussie: Thank you Chad. Saw lots of sheep in New Zealand lol
Focus is spot on the subject here with everything else with just the right softness. I like the long shadows too! Well captured.
Aussie: Thank you Alan
Great art Aussie ! I like very much the depth of the picture !
Aussie: Thank you Zeb
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Jan 2009, 09:36
The lighting is just beautiful - I love the way it picks out the hair. A picture full of possible interpretations.
Aussie: Thank you Ingrid. One that I wanted to take as soon as I saw him sitting there.
The magic moment of the day. Wonderfully done!
Aussie: It was lovely and nice being on holiday and not rushed in any way.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Jan 2009, 10:35
Welcome back AGAIN hope you have solved your problems.
This is just beautiful Aussiesmile
Aussie: Glad to be back Tracy
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2009, 10:43
Love the mood you've captured/created. Nice sense of serenity and peace.
Aussie: Thank you Marcie
You've certainly created a great mood here. You just wonder what he's thinking.
Aussie: If he could have seen behind him he may have been thinking what are tose two idiots taking my photo for. There was another guy there getting a few shots as well. We checked out each others equipment and smiled as they were both canons
A wonderful and magical shot Aussie. Technically perfect. Nice to have you back!
Aussie: Thank you Richard, it's nice to be back.
This is an absolute belter Aussie
Aussie: I'm trying Bill.
  • Dr A. W!
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2009, 14:15

are those cobwebs i see under the top horizontal bar?

personally, i'd remove a bit of the foreground
Aussie: They are cobwebs, well spotted DrAW. I know I should/could/didn't crop tight enough but I loved the shadows made by the chairs.
I think this is one I will play with again, just to see. Thank you as always
A beautiful composition with this sitting silhouette.
I've not been right through SC today Aussie but if I see better than this I will be pleasantly surprised. well seen and taken.
Aussie: Thank you Brian. I was telling one of the guys from work about your lovely Sandringham shots and being English he just rubbished how I pronounced Sandringham.
Lovely. I'd remove some of the foreground as well. richard
Aussie: Oh Richard but then I would have my nice chair shadows. Yes I should have went tighter. Thanks Richard you know I always welcome any hints that help me to improve.
just tells what steadiness is perfectly, just a fascinating capture of the moment!!
Aussie: Thank you
  • Travis
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2009, 19:18
Calming scene...easy for me to transport myself to his chair. Wonder what he's thinking about?
Aussie: If he had have known he could have been wondering why two total stranger were taking his photo. The other photographer and I checked out each others equipment and smiled. (both canons)
wonderful shot Aussie, sheer blisssmile well done indeed.
Aussie: Thanks Tim
Lovely composition and capture. Love the shadows and how he's illuminated by the light. Really Noice one.
Aussie: Your so Noice to visit and comment as well. lol
personally, I find the main subject a little too centered for my taste. I like a crop that's a little more offset, or tighter. An image with tones of potential!! I can see why it's popular.
The light on the hair is the most notable piece of this composition. B&W is a good choice given the light I am sure!
Aussie: Thank you for dropping by and commenting. Constructive criticism is always welcome.
Wow! What can I say that hasn't been said already? It's beautiful! grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jan 2009, 07:57
Excellent picture that would look good in a mood series.
brilliant shot..i love all the subtle shadowy lines ...this image is soothing and calm yet so busy due to its symmetrical happy new year aussie.
Wow. What a perfect shot - fantastic work!
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Jan 2009, 13:04
beautiful mood here Aussie. mal
This is very good, like the shadows and lines. Works well in mono.
Grate composite !!
  • micha
  • UK
  • 25 Jan 2009, 02:28
lovely composition and light!

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