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Winter Shadow
Winter Shadow

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Challenge: Contre-jour III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Mountain View, California
Date: Jan 4, 2011
Aperture: 16
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2011

This is a picture of the shadow of a tree cast upon my living room window shade. I've often taken pictures of various shadows and light cast through windows, sometimes reflecting off of various things outdoors, but most of the images don't come close to capturing what the eye sees. I think I've done some decent contrast and dynamic range adjustment this time to finally bring out a reasonably interesting and pleasing view.

[Jan. 6th, 2011 03:06:37 AM]

Just to clarify, this view is shot from indoors looking at a back-lit subject, facing the (obscured) sun.

camera <- window shade <- tree <- sun

It seems that few are appreciating this, but from the forum posts, this challenge may simply be scoring on the low side for many.

Place: 128 out of 147
Avg (all users): 4.6707
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.2593
Avg (non-participants): 4.8673
Views since voting: 518
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 167
Comments: 5
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01/12/2011 11:41:20 AM
This is so beautiful. And so happy that it received a richly deserved recognition. That teal blue is breathtaking.
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01/12/2011 08:34:52 AM
A shade of blue! Light behind objects -- making shadows that fall on the window dressing -- fits a nontraditional vision of contre-jour in my opinion. Love the intricate texture balanced by the thin horizontal lines, and the contemplative mood.
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01/12/2011 03:46:37 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2011 04:01:04 PM
It doesn't seem a contre-jour
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01/05/2011 07:49:08 PM
I am very intrigued by this photograph. I can't stop staring at it.
The reference of shadow makes me think this wasn't shot against the light, but since I really don't know what I am looking at, I am giving you the benefit of the doubt. 7
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