Messing with light and shadow

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This just happens to be one of my favoured locations for a spot of meditation when indoors.

And on a particular day a coupla weeks or so ago the dappled early evening sunlight, filtered through a bamboo-slatted blind, reflecting off a wall, caught my eye. Along with the illumination of the electric light. And all the shadows produced thereby.

So, inevitably, out came the camera.

Well, I sat on the shot for a while, not really intending to do much with it but then, for some unfathomable reason, reluctant to bin it.

Until today, having completed pretty much all the chores that really needed doing, I found myself with a bit of spare time.

So decided to play.

And here, product of quite substantial post-processing to bring out the detail and sort of effect I wanted, is the result.

Hmm… so should I keep it in the Flickr photostream, or bin it?

About fotdmike

Occasional photographer; occasional writer/blogger; occasional activist; occasional computer-geek. Bit of a fool really.
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6 Responses to Messing with light and shadow

  1. tam says:

    My vote is to keep it in the Flickr photostream! I think it is great. 😀

  2. fotdmike says:

    Thanks Tam. I’m inclined that way myself. Just been re-examining it in the larger size again and I think I really am quite chuffed with the result.

    Thing is, my last question wasn’t rhetorical.

    Generally I can look at pics I’ve shot and fairly rapidly decide “That’s rubbish” or “Hmm, not too bad” (even if the latter conclusion does occasionally require a bit of concerted self-persuasion!). With this one though, I really was undecided.

    🙂

  3. tam says:

    I am glad you will keep it in your photostream. Even if the question was rhetorical. 😉

    The sunlight on the wall is beautiful, very beautiful in fact. I love the photo.

  4. forkboy says:

    Look Tam! It’s our first glimpse into the inner sanctum that is Mike’s home!

    We are honoured sir that you share this with us (and the rest of creation).

  5. fotdmike says:

    A rare privilege, I’ll have you know. So make the most of it!

  6. forkboy says:

    We are all a’tither, sir.

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