Friday, June 03, 2011

Shadow Shots: Little Boy Blue

Boy With a Blue Ball

This was one of those fleeting-moment shots, where the camera settings were all wrong but there wasn't time to fiddle with it. I reduced the saturation a bit and thought the effect was kind of interesting.

The shape of the boy's shadow struck me as bird-like, an echo of the geese in the park. And I imagined that he was on his way to deliver a bit more blue to the sky.


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12 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Excellent! The big blue ball makes the shot!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic! And I agree, the big blue ball does indeed make the shot! Terrific composition! Hope your weekend goes well! Enjoy!


Sylvia

Ralph said...

The boy is looking for a pick-up game, the large blue orb a sort of ersatz soccer ball. Now to make up a couple of teams, he and his shadow one of them...

The best pictures often show up when least expected. Forget the settings, you captured the moment!

Cassie said...

Such a winsome ShadowShot! Makes me want to approach the little fellow and ask if he wants a playmate. Happy SSS.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shadow shot.

Ms. Burrito said...

So beautiful!!

Can I invite you to join the meme I just launched? It is called Color Connection, you can just post anything with color of your choice. Hope you can join the fun. Thank you!

EG Wow said...

I like this shot, Vicki. The shadow has an interesting shape and I like the curve of the rail.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Or maybe he was going to play ball with the geese!

BE MY COMPANION

Come here, my shadow,
Do not delay;
Be my companion,
Show me the way;
Teach me your secrets,
Chant as we go
Of light and darkness—
Make my heart glow!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows here and here

Rambling Woods said...

I like it...I never have the settings right..not even sure what they should be most of the time...lol...

Hey Harriet said...

I just adore how the shadow resembles a bird! What a fantastic capture! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Ms. Becky said...

several things come together in this shot to make it superb. I love the curve of the rail, the color of the ball, how he's holding it, the position of his feet, and of course the shadow! this is a perfect capture. happy SSS!

Daryl said...

Nice composition .. when the lack of time to compensate happens to me I slap on some effect like posterize in 'post production' ;-D