Sunday, December 04, 2005

Tree and shadows

Interesting shot I took a few weeks ago on campus. The sun was close to setting so the shadows were really long and distinct. I like how the shadows of the trees look on the stairs and the look of the leaf shadows in and around the arches.
I tried taking this in black and white but the glow from the off white stairs wasn't as strong then. Also I think the green in the leaves helps seperate them from the shadows better.

[click photo to enlarge]
Nikon Coolpix 5400, AV f 8.0

14 Comments:

Blogger Caryn said...

I like this one a lot! Love how you have just enough tree in there to give us a sense of what the photo is of, but not so much tree that it overwhelms the impact of the shadows. The contrast is great, too. Very nice.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Emmie said...

yes, color was the better option here...well done (by the way, my blog is up and running again, 'they' haven't shut me down yet...)

9:53 AM  
Blogger eph2810 said...

Too cool.:)

12:39 PM  
Blogger A said...

it looks like your campus has some nice arcitecture, do you have any shots of that?

1:08 PM  
Blogger Ian Frazier said...

The photo works, but I think it's missing some life. A person sitting on the steps reading would really complete the image. By the way, all my stuff is packed so once I get the car looked at i'll be heading west. Also give me Robyn's adress so I can send the photo.
Peace
Ian

2:08 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks very much for the comments. I appreciate it.

Manda- I've taken a few more shots on campus but to be honest a lot of the buildings are newer and pretty dull looking.

Ian-I agree that a person sitting on the stairs would add to it but there was nobody on campus at the time (Thanksgiving day). And I told Robyn to email you.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Doris said...

I really like this one, it reminds me of days past, I think because of the golden hue to the picture from the sun, it makes it look like a old faded photo.

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Very nice. The composition of this shot is great.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments, the glow from this photo really surprised me. It's almost more than what was acutally there.

9:05 PM  
Blogger jamie lang said...

I like this very much the yellow tones are fantastic.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks Jamie I appreciate it.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Alicia said...

Very lovely... The shadows, the lighting, and the composition work beautifully togehter.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks Alicia,

I am very happy with how it turned out.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous wushi said...

wonderful atmosphere.....-))

6:22 PM  

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