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Post by Graham Smith » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:38 pm

Something, as photographers, we all do.
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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:07 pm

Simply too wonderful for words, Graham. The larger (parental-type) shadows add so much to the story. And those lines!! Was this an area with which you were familiar? So that you knew to be there at a certain time of day?
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Post by Duck » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:09 pm

Superb. Simplicity at its best.
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Post by minniev » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:47 pm

Graham Smith wrote:Something, as photographers, we all do.DSC_2922.jpg

Love it Graham. The sunburst of lines leading the runner and our eyes to the brightest part of the frame is a wonderful compositional frame. The shadows simply ice the cake, emphasizing the light and giving us something dark to sink our teeth into. Very cool image.
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Post by Graham Smith » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:48 pm

LindaShorey wrote:Simply too wonderful for words, Graham. The larger (parental-type) shadows add so much to the story. And those lines!! Was this an area with which you were familiar? So that you knew to be there at a certain time of day?


Thank you Linda.

I had considered calling it "Running For Home" as in a child running back to it's parents but "Chasing the Light" seemed more appropriate for a photography forum :)

It's a small seaside town where Rosemary and I visit for a stroll along the promenade and to sample the wonderful local crabs. The "Goal" and this image were unplanned and quite fortuitous as is most of my stuff :D
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Post by Graham Smith » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:51 pm

Duck wrote:Superb. Simplicity at its best.


Thanks Duck. I like to keep things simple as it has more instant impact .... complicated stuff confuses the heck out of me :D
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Post by Graham Smith » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:03 pm

minniev wrote:
Graham Smith wrote:Something, as photographers, we all do.DSC_2922.jpg

Love it Graham. The sunburst of lines leading the runner and our eyes to the brightest part of the frame is a wonderful compositional frame. The shadows simply ice the cake, emphasizing the light and giving us something dark to sink our teeth into. Very cool image.


Thank you Minnie. This image encapsulates my whole approach to photography which is "if you find a strong enough subject you can forget most of the technical stuff" ;)
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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:16 pm

Graham Smith wrote:Thank you Linda.

I had considered calling it "Running For Home" as in a child running back to it's parents but "Chasing the Light" seemed more appropriate for a photography forum :)

It's a small seaside town where Rosemary and I visit for a stroll along the promenade and to sample the wonderful local crabs. The "Goal" and this image were unplanned and quite fortuitous as is most of my stuff :D


Thank you for the follow-up, Graham (and your further comments on the pursed-lip shopkeeper as well!). And also for your comments to Duck and Minnie. I love getting inside your head :D And I'm always grateful when I read that someone else has found success with right time/right place opportunities.
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Post by Duck » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:21 pm

Graham Smith wrote:Thanks Duck. I like to keep things simple as it has more instant impact .... complicated stuff confuses the heck out of me :D


And why not. It works for the masters; Sheeler, Strand, Cartier-Bresson, Schafer... ;)
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Post by St3v3M » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:35 am

I had to download this and remove the extra shadows to decide, this is one of your best photographs ever! S-
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