Monday, January 30, 2006

All about shadows

What I love about black and white photography is that it really focuses your vision on the details and patterns around you. In this photo I took at the aquatic park stands in San Francisco, I was really impressed with the richness and strength of the shadows from the railing and stairs.
While the pattern on it's own was interesting, I felt that including a person in the image would draw the focus away from the trashcan and help elevate the image from a simple shadow study.

Canon 20D, 24-85mm 3.5-4.5, AV f9.0
[click photo to enlarge]

13 Comments:

Anonymous msdedi said...

this is lovely Ahamed

5:53 AM  
Anonymous Alicia said...

I like the play of shadows here. The perspective is interesting and your eye is drawn downward to the woman on the steps.

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Otto K said...

Nice patterns here with the shadows.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

I totally love this shot. I just started taking pictures in B/W and think that they are BRILLIANT!

8:59 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments,
I was happy with how this one turned out.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Nice viewpoint and perspective. Very graphical. And yes, definitely the person in the background add the finishing touch.
A vry strong image!

5:08 PM  
Blogger Ian Frazier said...

finally one that kicks some butt, good job finding an interesting pattern and a person to complete the image.

6:40 PM  
Blogger jamie lang said...

yes, beautifulness. b&w always forces me to look at patterns and shadows - just like this. perfect photo to show us the beauty in b&w. reminds me of one of mine from last summer.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.
Good quality black and white shots seem so much more timeless than color images. I think it's because it forces you to look at the world differently.

11:01 PM  
Anonymous eterisk said...

I don't know if the shadows or the girl sitting in the bottom of the picture makes this really great, for it's really great. Good work.

12:26 AM  
Anonymous Mona said...

Sweet design. I love the preson sitting at the bottom where the zig zag ends.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous navin harish said...

Brilliant perspective

4:50 AM  
Anonymous Budi said...

cool shot :)

3:29 AM  

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