It’s All About the Shadow

Normally it’s all about the figure. The figure in this photograph is good but the composition is all about the shadow. It’s a shadow that has been made complicated by the sun and water. Adds considerable interest. And because the photograph is mostly about that interesting shadow, black and white is my choice for presentation. Black and white emphasizes light and shadow. Perfect combination. BTW, this was shot at noon, not a photographer’s favorite time, but that high angle of light contributed to the shadow. Hope you agree.

2 comments on “It’s All About the Shadow

  1. Shadows are fascinating and I like how you’ve made use of them in this photograph. Shadows help to release the light, to define it, provide a foundation that enhances the central subject in a more interesting way. That’s true no matter the artistic medium. Thanks for sharing more of your stunning work!

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