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Readers Photo Challenge: Beyond a shadow of a doubt

Readers Photo Challenge: Beyond a shadow of a doubt “Shadows” was the subject of the latest Readers Photo Challenge. Although a shadow is intangible and has no weight or substance in and of itself, optically it can carry a lot of heft in a photo and can make a bold visual statement. Seventeen readers sent […]

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Coming and going

I did a Hail Mary shot of the West High cheerleaders during the varsity football game between Tracy at West and saw that my shadow was in the picture. I went around to get a shot from the other side. I thought, “Surely, my shadow won’t be in the photo from that angle.” Yes, it […]

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Long shadows

(Camera: Canon 20D. Canon 50mm macro. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 100) The Earth is actually closer to the sun in the Winter than it is during the Summer. The season’s cold temperatures come from the tilt of the planet on its axis. (Camera: Canon 20D. Canon 16-35mm @ 35mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ […]

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The round-headed kid

(Camera: Canon 20D. Lens Canon 16-35mm @ 16mm. Exposure: 1/800th sec. @ f/ 8. ISO: 200) The other day I shot my daughter’s rec league soccer game. It was an early morning game and I usually wear a big hat to shade myself from the sun. The sun was at my back and I looked […]

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Tripping on the light fantastic

(Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 35mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 100) The second rule of photography (according to my old photo instructors) is “always have light.” True enough, you can’t take pictures without it. But some light is better than others. I saw this shadow cast by a bench from the light […]

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