Kathleen McCrary  

Oslo Shadows by Kathleen McCrary

September 2023 - Oslo Shadows

September 2023 - Kathleen McCrary


About the Image(s)

Camera: Canon S95
Exposure: f 4.5; 1/1000; ISO400

This image was taken in Oslo on a skybridge leading to the opera house. The light was very bright and contrast-y which worked fine for the subject. I liked the combination of the pattern of the shadows and the people. I hope you enjoy it!

6 comments posted

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
(Groups 83 & 87)
Hi Kathleen! I love this!!!

One of those images that seemingly is made to be presented in B&W! A truly wonderful visualization and delightful composition!   Posted: 09/04/2023 05:44:40
Kathleen McCrary   Kathleen McCrary
Hi Lance -- thank you for the enthusiastic feedback! I'm so glad you like the image. The crisp shadows and interesting patterns really grabbed my attention.   Posted: 09/06/2023 10:53:09

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Kathleen, this is a great image and works extremely well in this spa mono. In fact the colour version has so much less impact. What makes this one for me apart from the strong leading lines made by the shadows is the intrusive arm bottom left. This makes the viewer feel part of the image, as if we too are walking through with this person. There's very little to change for me in this image except perhaps to darken slightly the right hand of the intruding person as this is quite light but don't bring up the checked pattern on the hand too much.   Posted: 09/09/2023 06:04:26

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Kathleen, I agree with Lance and Peter. Great catch. You have a very creative eye. Keep up the great work.   Posted: 09/10/2023 09:44:46

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Kathleen,
Great composition. Love the lines and patterns created by the shadows. Perfectly captured. Well done, indeed.   Posted: 09/12/2023 11:14:45

Gerard Blair   Gerard Blair
Kathleen - lines and shadows, I see, on two different scales due to the mesh shadow seen so clearly on the arm. I have tried to imagine the image without the arm, and I concluded that it is key - not because it forms the subject but rather because for me it breaks the pattern while pointing the viewer "into: the whole image.
An inspired angle in my opinion.   Posted: 09/14/2023 11:24:39


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