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> Fifth Place - Pink Light - by Penny Street
Fifth Place - Pink Light - by Penny Street
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
1/200s f/6.3 at 88.0mm iso1600
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thanks tv. But what does pink and green have to do with laundry?
Beautiful composition in pink & green. Perfectly contrasting in all three color attributes: hue, saturation and brightness, held together by the interlocking shadows. The crisp detail of the water is delicious. I think I like the distant human element in the corner to bring it all down to earth. Now do I still have to do the laundry? -tv
Regardless, it's a ripper of a shot. I falsely assumed that we were looking towards the remaining light of the sky which was casting shadow onto the lake. -Doug
thanks Doug. I gave it a go. However, I think what you are seeing in the lake are reflections, not shadows. Penny Street
This truely is a beauty of a shot Penny. A stunner. As for the topic though... Like most great photographs, it is helped by great light. The challenge was to work under less than ideal conditions and for the photograph to have little to no shadows. This is perfect light with excellent strong shadow. Now that being said, the topic did get distorted very early in the challenge. It seems that we are now aiming to shoot under diffused light and this does fall into that catagory. Ironically it is diffused light that I prefer for a lot of my photography. -Doug
thanks Rod - now I feel a little bit more sure of my convictions. Really.
I'm not so sure this is a stretch for the topic as the land area looks like overcast light & I think we only get this overall colour in the sky when it's cloudy.
Colour picys in overcast light often have a similar look to using a polariser on our lens. If you took a picy of fall leaves with a polariser on our lens it removes all the reflections (highlights) of the sunlight that diminish the colours of the leaves. Overcast light does the same thing without a polariser as there's no direct sunlight to obscure the colours by all the bright highlights on the leaves.
So this picy looks very overcast light to me.
From what I saw in Johns sunset picys they don't look like overcast lighting as there's enough blue skys in the shots to say they're not overcast light, If he left the sky out of his picys & done more of a picy like this he may have got an on topic picy.
thanks Rod for the comment - I'm still not so sure that this picture doesn't glow a bit too much for the topic but I'm glad you like it.
John, well.... I love your sunset pictures. I thought, though, that by choosing this one that only had the reflection of the sky, the light might be a little less obvious. Either way, it's a stretch and I realize that. Your pictures are chosen well.
Sorry Penny. I liked it a lot. I guess I was distracted by my not even looking through my collection of sunrise and sunset pictures for exhibition because I thought they would be off topic. Here is one I might have submitted
How could John not like this it's drop dead gorgeous.The pink against the beautiful rich black shadows in the water & where it meets the edge look terrific. The subdued overcast saturation of the grass colours really suit this & makes for a great overall picy. The people sitting at the picnic table are hard to see but if (when) you print this up to hang on your wall you might want to clone them out. A really beautifully composed & exposed landscape.
thanks John. But that only speaks to the fact that you think it qualifies.
Now, please tell me if you like it or not. Penny Street
This one is ok by me -John