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Just for Fun

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 9 October 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Out last night wandering the streets of Oakland - playing my scales. It was later and the shadows were long. I noticed the fun shadows on the walls of people walking by. As I leaned against my parked car, photographing this firey red wall in front of me, the woman on my left who was waiting for her dog to do its business had no idea that it was really HER that was my subject.

The evening autumn light, the red wall, and the long shadow turned this rather boring (and can we say disgusting?) necessity of dog ownership into something entirely new!

NIKON D90 1/50 second F/10.0 ISO 250 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Really superb this shadow, a real cartoon! The colors are splendid. Beautiful day.

9 Oct 2010 7:25am

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

fabulous shadow! and of course, beautiful color and light

9 Oct 2010 8:08am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

You are quite creative in the way you blend subject matter.

9 Oct 2010 3:35pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

well done

9 Oct 2010 5:57pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Different, creative and effective.

9 Oct 2010 10:52pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent and very creative vision from you here!

10 Oct 2010 5:41am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

muy bien vista, magnifico color!!

10 Oct 2010 6:33am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Excellent!! This really brings a whole new element to this type of image...(one would never know she's waiting on her pooch!) It has a real artistic quality and a graceful feeling with the added shadow!
I love this---I think worth exploring as a series!?

10 Oct 2010 3:11pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

Superb, the shadow looks like a 1950's image. Congratulations on spotlight!

11 Oct 2010 12:31am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

wonderful! how fun!
Congratulations on the Spotlight!!!

11 Oct 2010 2:47am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulations for the spotlight. Nice day.

11 Oct 2010 5:09am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congratulations for the spotlight!!! NIce composition.

11 Oct 2010 6:42am

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India

Congrats.. Love the colour and the shadow...

11 Oct 2010 7:28am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Congratulations on the Spotlight ! Y've made this image say 'Red Light' in any language be it a beacon or a warning ! Simple and sizzling.

11 Oct 2010 8:09am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Una imagen magnífica... Un saludo.

11 Oct 2010 11:51am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Exceptional! I love the shape of the silhouette and vibrant red. The graffiti fits in nicely.
And thanks to the dog who had to GO at the moment you took advantage of the photo op that got you into the SPOTLIGHT!!

11 Oct 2010 1:56pm

Don Smith from California, United States

Congrats on Spotlight Barbara - this image could easily be found in Pete Turner's portfolio - well done!

11 Oct 2010 4:56pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is cute and really cool as well....I love it Barbara!!

11 Oct 2010 5:52pm

Andrew Gould from Santiago, Chile

What a lively impression this makes! Beautiful tones, textures and detail. The composition is just so pleasing, too. A fabulous image!

11 Oct 2010 7:38pm

David from Detroit, United States

I love it! The color, the composition , the subject--- perfect.

11 Oct 2010 9:32pm

Phil D. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Congratulations with this fantastic image and I am glad you
got a spotlight for this delightful picture.

12 Oct 2010 2:57am

Annie from Bordeaux, France

Wonderful picture !

12 Oct 2010 5:40am

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Very nice shot, artistic photo

12 Oct 2010 7:31am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Congratulations on your Spotlight!! This is fantastic shot.

12 Oct 2010 8:07am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Congratulations on spotlight!

12 Oct 2010 11:31am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


12 Oct 2010 12:22pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A great capture !

12 Oct 2010 1:52pm

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

well spotted & taken....lovely colours......Congratz on the Spotlight

12 Oct 2010 3:58pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

wonderfully seen

13 Oct 2010 1:02am

Mal from Milford, MA, United States

I wanted to know if I could repost this image on my art blog linking back to your site? Here is an example of how it would look.

Kind Regards

13 Oct 2010 2:12am

@Mal: Sure, Mike. I like how it looks on the blog! Thanks!

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Love the shadow and colors.
Goood job, Bravooo. : )

13 Oct 2010 2:25am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Clever shot ... and congratulations on making it into the Spotlight!

14 Oct 2010 1:52am

piet from Bruges, Belgium

superb Barbara, excellent approach

14 Oct 2010 12:26pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Congrats Barbara, on this wonderful shot!!!!

14 Oct 2010 1:40pm

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

This is wonderful! So well seen and your commentary makes it.

14 Oct 2010 6:05pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Gorgeous red and stunning picture - I just love everything about this photograph! Fantastic shot Barbara and congrats for being spotlight-ed! Cheers!

25 Oct 2010 8:52am

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellent coup d'oeil !

26 Oct 2010 9:02pm

CLODO from PESSAC, France

Hi Barbara

Superb silhouette (she seems pregnant) on the flashy red wall. great job!
Kind regards

29 Nov 2010 8:51pm

1/50 second
ISO 250
135 mm (35mm equiv.)