I’m still clearing out my photos from 2005. Speaking of clearance…
This next photo interests me because of the pattern of shadows on the ground.
Actually, that photo doesn’t really work for me, but I’m not sure why. I like the idea of shadows playing on the ground like that, but I don’t know why, and I don’t know why this picture is unsatisfying. I have the feeling that if I figure out what I like about shadows like that, I’ll know how to make shadowy pictures that I really enjoy.
(By the way, the exposure for this was only 1/200 of a second, so the ball he’s throwing should be visible in flight as a short blur, but I don’t see it. The girl receiving the pitch looks relaxed, so I don’t think she’s caught it yet.)
Anyway, here’s another shadowy picture. I’ve really screwed with the luminence curve to increase the contrast and deepen the shadows. That makes it more interesting to me, but it doesn’t quite work for me either.
This last one is a combination of colors and shadows, and despite the banal location, there’s something about it that holds my attention.