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Concrete Grill
Concrete Grill
Patella


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shadows (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-20
Location: Sandy, UT
Date: Jun 13, 2002
Aperture: F11
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2002

No cropping. Resized. Level adjustments. Really, pretty much just out of the camera.

My two early "shadow" thoughts about this picture. First, I love how you can't quite tell where snail ends and shadow begins -- they're part of the same entity. Second, we've all been talking this last week about how "big" things cast shadows -- you can't get much smaller than the shadows cast by imperfections in concrete.

Statistics
Place: 28 out of 138
Avg (all users): 5.8458
Avg (commenters): 6.9000
Avg (participants): 5.7451
Avg (non-participants): 5.9280
Views since voting: 1171
Votes: 227
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/23/2002 02:58:00 PM
Very nice composed photo and very good shadow.
06/21/2002 07:19:00 PM
Funny idea, nicely shot. I'd prefer to see light on the snail so that he's not all in darkness.
06/21/2002 03:10:00 PM
Great closeup.
06/21/2002 01:18:00 PM
Very nice detail. Hard to not like macro shots. I like the antennea. Photo 8 Creativity 8 Shadows 9 total 8
06/20/2002 01:07:00 PM
very good did you also take toad on the road? ;-)
06/20/2002 09:10:00 AM
Very nice! This is an excellent shadow... the depth of field on this photo is almost perfect also.. maybe just a touch more but it's ok as is :) I like the way the concrete texture distorts the shadow of this snail... good work! - jmsetzler
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06/20/2002 06:31:00 AM
The texture also has shadows! Nice composition..
06/18/2002 09:01:00 PM
This is nice. The concrete looks hot, it would be cool if the snail was going real fast and a little blured. HA HA HA HA. I don't get paid to tell jokes.
06/18/2002 02:36:00 PM
Nice capture and detail.
06/18/2002 12:10:00 AM
Very nice macro shot. Good control over DOF and exposure.
06/17/2002 11:59:00 PM
ewwww, YUKE! Why would you want to see this shadow?
06/17/2002 09:08:00 PM
Great shot and great title. Is the snail just slightly out of focus, or am I going blind from voting on all of these? :)
06/17/2002 08:14:00 PM
I like snails. It was nice of this one to pose for you while you snapped it's picture. Since it is moving up and to the right, I would probably have framed it lower and maybe as a landscape view.
06/17/2002 07:22:00 PM
very nice!
06/17/2002 06:10:00 PM
horizontal orientation and allowing the snail to fill the picture would have made this a great photo
06/17/2002 04:46:00 PM
HA you are copying me!!! :) When taking pictures of critters get down on the same plane as them.
06/17/2002 04:15:00 PM
A tigher cropping would have been better by focusing it more on the snail as it is quite empty on the foreground.
06/17/2002 03:38:00 PM
Great!
06/17/2002 01:40:00 PM
good
06/17/2002 08:16:00 AM
Great shadow!!! I would like to see this with less background and a closer crop:)
06/17/2002 03:13:00 AM
I like the title... 8^D


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