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08 March 2004 - Balancing Act

08 March 2004 - Balancing Act

  • POTD at for 11 March 2004
  • POTD (Still Life) at for 13 March 2004

  • I initially tried to move the camera so that the dummy and the shadow didn't touch, but then I started thinking maybe he's holding on to his shadow to support him in his balancing act on my wobbly table :)

    Post-processing involved cropping, toning, clarification (which enhances the contrast and creates the slightly darker area around the dummy and the lighter area around the shadow), increase contrast, resize, USM, and then adding the border and signature.

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    omer1202-Feb-2008 16:14
    Wonderful use!
    christl herremans13-Aug-2007 14:31
    Spectacular fun!
    JD Anderson12-Mar-2004 04:38
    A well deserved POTD! Congrats! I love the energy and freedom expressed by this shot! Wonderful!
    Guest 11-Mar-2004 00:42
    Excellent shot!! It also looks like two friends who are holding hands, in sheer joy at skipping and jumping :)
    Geoff Delderfield Photography09-Mar-2004 19:38
    Lovely tonality and exposure. Great. I like the way the shadow's angled to show a different perspective.


    Steven Osmanski09-Mar-2004 17:02
    Great imagination! I like it very much.

    Si Kirk09-Mar-2004 11:06
    fantastic composition i love it to bits
    Julian Parris09-Mar-2004 09:13
    Wonderful image! perfectly executed
    Tine Verheyden09-Mar-2004 08:31
    I love it!
    Erich Mangl09-Mar-2004 08:13
    oooOOOH ! Woody :-))))
    Guest 09-Mar-2004 08:02
    So funny, very cute!
    CJ Morgan09-Mar-2004 07:00
    LOL, good camera angle and lighting on this one. I particularly like that you can't see one of the legs on the model, but the cue for it is given to us by way of the shadow.
    Xue Yin [Hei An]09-Mar-2004 05:43
    It's a really nice shot. Lighting and idea are so great!
    wpmadden09-Mar-2004 05:40
    this is a cool idea!
    for a sec I thought you double exposed a different shadow on this