Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Personal Photo Challenge - Shadow Play



Good Morning!  Better late then Never I suppose!!  I almost forgot this round but luckily, I looked at the calendar this morning and BOO!!!  If it had been a snake....well you get the idea.  I decided to do mine in black and white.  And NO, it's not wonderful but it got me into the mood this morning to get outside and see what I can shoot...with a CAMERA...Hahaaaa......
This was a shot of our granddaughter, Samantha headed to her senior prom.  They stopped at the local park for everyone to take pictures....I got a lot of really great shots but this one, well you can probably imagine how "blown" it was!   I'm always SO focused on getting RID of the shadows that I think I'm missing out on a cool feature.    I never could find the time to do anything with it even though I very much like the "look" of it. 

 

Go have a look at some of the other participants photos!  And maybe next time???  YOU might join in with us!  I KNOW a few of you who would do wonderfully at this Challenge!  We are ALL learning and at the same time, having fun.  Donna (Host of this Challenge) answers your questions, critiques your photos Fairly....and if she sees something that might improve the shot?  She OFFERS her opinion!  I, personally, have been on some of the other Challenges and the "Host" absolutely RIPS the poor photographers a new one!  I never go back!  I will return to Donna's Challenges because...besides being a Professional, she's a kind and loving Lady....who just happens to know a lot about photography!  Alright, I'm done....Go enjoy!   Happy Saturday!
(Yeah!!  I Just Know I'll get an A+ on this assignment....????Hahaahaaa...NOT)

69 comments:

Donna said...

First of all, I'm so glad that you posted for the challenge, despite it sneaking up on you! LOL, you and I go back a l-o-n-g way, and I will never, EVER forget that you were my first blogging friend. I have no idea how you found my blog when I started 6 years ago, but you have been encouraging me and making me laugh ever since. And you encouraged me to get into the Brenda Photo Challenge back in early 2008. So you have seen me go from a snap-shooter to a photographer. What a ride!

Now, on to the critique! (And yes, I always strive to be kind, and will offer suggestions if somebody wants them and asks.) I am so glad that you offered up a portrait!!! This composition is beautiful, and you made it even better by converting it to black and white (with perhaps a slight sepia tone?) Stripping the color makes the contrast between the light and dark portions sing! The sweet silhouette of her face is complimented by the highlights of her hair, sweeping in the opposite direction. And you have a strong lighting ratio that WORKS for the composition. It's a rocking great portrait!

Yes, Miz Donna, get out there and shoot. You are keeping your light hidden under a basket.

Ah, now I am wistfully longing for those past days when I used to have a single chin...

Vee said...

Let us not discuss single chins...

What a beautiful granddaughter you have! Isn't that the success of a portrait? That the subject shines? She sure does!

Out on the prairie said...

Sometimes hard to keep with the program, I have been caught off guard with the challenges. Nice shot

Pamela Gordon said...

Your granddaughter is beautiful and you captured that beauty in this photo. I love the light on her face and the shadow as well. I think it's beautiful!!

Jeanne said...

Just stunning! A beautiful photo of a beautiful subject. Ahhh... How we took that perfect youth for granted!
You captured it well.

Brenda said...

It's a beautiful shot Miz Donna. I love the mystery the shadows give it.

Sally said...

I LOVE it!!!!

xoxo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

She is lovely and the photo is perfect for this challenge. What a beautiful young lady with just the right shadowing. Great choice for the challenge!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your granddaughter is a lovely young woman and capturing the shadows in this profile shot add a bit of mystery to the photo I think.

Ann said...

Not only is this a very nice shot but I enjoyed reading Donna's critique of it. She sure knows her stuff

bichonpawz said...

She truly is beautiful and you have captured that perfectly Donna!!

Jeanette said...

Beautiful shot of a beautiful girl. I just joined in the challenge and am loving it. I look forward to seeing many more!

Shane Pollard said...

Oh Donna what a photo!
Your granddaughter is so beautiful - Oh to be so young again!
Love the shadow playing on her skin - it's perfect in black and white!

Lovely to catch up with you here!
Shane

Anvilcloud said...

It's good to get back into the photography groove, eh? I am in an orgy of playing with pics from the cottage.

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

What a beautiful photo. And beautiful subject. Shadows or not, I would say this one is a keeper.

I didn't post a photo challenge this month, because my mind just went blank over "shadows", but you really captured it. Good job.

Lorrie said...

Gorgeous photo of a beautiful granddaughter. Love the shadows you captured.

Ruthi said...

The photo is gorgeous. I love the your shadow play. You nailed the challenge.

Jenny said...

It's beautiful, as are all your photos of Sam. What's better is YOU dropping by my blog, and updating your own. I've missed you, my friend! Happy New Year ... again! xoxo Jenny the Pirate

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful photo!

SUGAR MOON said...

Great picture!!!

Donna said...

Your photography is great, Donna, and your granddaughter so lovely!

A Colorful World said...

Really gorgeous shot! What a pretty young lady too. Your "girls" are all just gorgeous! Hope all is going well with you!

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