Gene Eckhardt  

Untitled by Gene Eckhardt

September 2021 - Untitled

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A photo from the yard. I like patterns, reflections, and architecture. Voila. Not for a show, but a reminder of the wealth of “invisible” images that surround us every day. Just had to monitor for the sun to line up and grab a chair to stand on. B&W got the nod, although it was close

9 comments posted

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
Gene, The shadows have created a very interesting image! You have also captured it at a right time when the shadows look like mirrored images of the table and chairs. The scene is well designed (or well seen) that turns into an abstract one.
I'd prefer to clone out the plant on the top right that could be a bit distracting.
My question is: Why are the shadows of most the elements gone Southward direction but the small circle with 4 ribbons underneath the table goes Northward?
  Posted: 09/07/2021 21:55:40
Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
That's an interesting observation Kieu-Hanh, maybe it's an optical illusion? I look forward to hearing Gene's comment in this.   Posted: 09/07/2021 22:02:40
Gene Eckhardt   Gene Eckhardt
A picture worth a 1,000 words?
  Posted: 09/09/2021 14:17:02
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Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
Yes, it is. Super cool picture with shadows! Thanks, Gene, for solving the puzzle!   Posted: 09/09/2021 17:04:07
Gene Eckhardt   Gene Eckhardt
Thank you for comment, I too would prefer to eliminate the shrubbery. Part of the reason "Not for Show." Sadly, I lack the skills. Cloning is not a good option due to contrast and blending. I do not know how to create masks / layers for that detail. The image is nice, but I do not think worth a lot of additional effort.
  Posted: 09/12/2021 15:31:46

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
I like this, Gene, and would agree with and second Kieu-Hanh s comments, especially about the shrubbery upper fight.

In addition to the simplicity, the graphical qualities, I also really like the cracks in the concrete. Sometimes the "not for a show" images are the most interesting. Good job on presenting a compelling image out of an everyday scene!   Posted: 09/07/2021 22:06:13

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
This is wonderful! Just looking at the thumbnail before opening the image, I thought you had been in Mirror Lab again! Love the abstract quality and how you achieved it naturally. You saw a possibility, waited and grabbed it. I can see why the color might work, too. Metals punched up can be fantastic, but BW is best for this-- to me. Shadows simply fall naturally and it's what makes the invisible in nature mesmerizing, when seen. Nice!   Posted: 09/10/2021 08:29:38

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
This is a wonderful B/W image. Sharp with good composition.   Posted: 09/13/2021 11:39:17

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
You had a good thought to go ahead and turn this one into a black and white image, since it was halfway there already and has such a strong content of shapes and shadows. You spotted an interesting shot here, for sure! I think the cracks in the pavement and bushes add the right touch of non-geometricness to balance the scene.   Posted: 09/26/2021 16:32:59


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