Sol Blechman  

Wood Statue and Reflection by Sol Blechman

June 2021 - Wood Statue and Reflection

June 2021 - Sol Blechman


About the Image(s)

This statue sits on a desk in my office. I'd never seen the shadow before but this time the early morning sun and an open blind produced what I thought was an interesting image. I'm not sure which element in the image is a better subject but I stayed with the actual carving since it was up front and bright. Processing in Snapseed meant a lot of burning and covering the many dust spots on the wood. The lower right corner needed lots of darkening. After the B&W conversion the image received a light touch of sharpening.

7 comments posted

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Truly an interesting B/W image that has a certain simplicity and mystery that it is almost like a "who done it" novel. Catching that shadow was so amazing. What a great eye Sol. The quality of the B/W is outstanding and shows what can be done in Snapseed.

With the sun light coming through the window you probably had a very short time line to experiment with location and not even time to take down the framed print on the wall behind the Statue and shoot some more. What is also so neat to me is that the shadow almost looks like it is sitting on a bench or something. Jerry   Posted: 06/04/2021 05:53:40
Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Sol, I have always liked B/W. I did one on Group 39 this month of my 8 year old granddaughter blowing bubbles with dirty hands after playing in the dirt. I shot a video with the settings set to shoot 4K and 50 frames a second. Used Video 2 Photo app and was able to capture the frame just before the bubble broke. This is just another little trick that we can do to capture that decisive moment with our iPhones. Jerry   Posted: 06/04/2021 06:06:28
Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
Jerry, I like how you described grabbing a frame of video with the Video2Photo app, which I will now want to try. Thanks.   Posted: 06/13/2021 12:48:39

Bob Barley   Bob Barley
I like the balance you've chosen between the statue and the shadow. It's an effective composition that adds interest. The shadow seems to be more alive when compared to the hard lines of the statue. Nice capture.

  Posted: 06/04/2021 07:50:25

Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
This image works so much better in B&W. The shadow figure has a pensive look, while the carving looks sad. As always, you show us what can be done creatively.
  Posted: 06/05/2021 16:17:08

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
What a great job to capture this brief moment in time. The B&W really works for this image. The shadow almost seems like a different subject.   Posted: 06/10/2021 21:37:20

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Agree with what has been said. The black and white image with the unique shadow really makes for an interesting, eye catching image. Neat!   Posted: 06/12/2021 11:45:23


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