Thursday, March 5, 2009

Shadow Of The Day

I was looking out of the window watching my 9 y/0 practicing with his escrima sticks in the late afternoon sunlight. His long shadows were posturing, feinting, and spinning across the road so I grabbed my camera and took a few shots.

The last class of this photography class is next Wednesday and I have to pick 4 shots for the final showing, in which my classmates will critique my photos. This Sunday I am going to put up the best 6 or 8 shots I have and see which ones you guys like the best, to help me choose which 4 to use.

Hopefully I get some good ones this weekend, because lately I've felt like I've been shooting garbage. I would feel bad about it, but local photographer, Colby McLemore blogged about this video. I just happened to watch on a day when I really needed to hear that Ansel Adams (and anyone who was ever great at anything) once sucked. Do yourself a favor, go watch that video even if you don't own a camera. It starts about photography but brutally hits a life lesson several minutes in.


  1. I can't wait to see the 6-8 shots you want us to vote on. You do good work, my friend!

  2. I like the first and the last one a lot.
    Composition of the first is great and in the second he looks like he's fighting with his shadow :)

    Thanks for the Video link.
    Off to check it out!

  3. Ugh How did I miss the other entries!?! I love these pictres. He is growing up sooo much! : )

  4. Oh I cant wait to pick my favorite, even though I like everything that you have posted : )

  5. Hey I like your shadow shots! I'm really looking forward to viewing a selecton of your best photos on Sunday. And we get to vote on faves? That's so cool! Thanks for the video link, I'll go check it out now. Happy snapping over the weekend :)

  6. I instantly thought the shadow was that of a Knight... do you see it?

    In that last photo, your sons stance sort of proves my theory... Cool!

  7. Chris these are wonderful! I LOVE shadows, one of my very favorites to capture..great job!

  8. I'll be back to throw my two cents in~
    I love these pictures because at first look they look like mighty roman warriors.......impression....that show the real deal...reality.....How easy it is to see what you want to see isn't it.