Online Pic of the Week – so excited !
I am so excited that one of my shots was chosen to be feauterd in Amateur Photographer magazine. This is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine and I am thrilled that my shot called Shadow Play Under Surveillance was printed there. This is the Online Pciture of the Week which is chosen by magazine’s staff from shots uploaded on their social/photo sharing channels.
This is so amazing! What is more, this shot is quite unusal for my “style” as it was taken during the day about 3 P.M. I was coming back from a restaurant where I took some take-away meals and passed Tesco Extra shop. I noticed that amazing tree shadows on the building and pulled over. It is the back-side of the shop and not many people go there, but I had no problem with my subjects to appear. 5 minutes later I saw one granny passing by, then a runner and finally a family . Two girls started to run, so I waited few seconds and… click, I got few frames, from which this one had the best feeling and shadows. I really like that CCTV camera on the wall, it makes me think about George Orwell’s 1984.
I really like to come back to this shot. If you look closely you can see me on the shot. Sun was behind me and I was not able to hide anywhere there so I crouched and you can see me shadow next to the tree. I love playing with sun and shadows same as I love taking pictures in the nighttime and during that time it was the only sunny day. I knew however that during that time of a day sunshine paints that beautiful tree shadows on the wall as some time I had seen it. So when I had a chance to take shot like this one, I couldn’t refuse. I don’t have time to go out and shoot during the day, most of my shots were taken in the late evening or in the morning but this shot really convinces me to try more “full sun” shots. I guess I will try some more during springtime, so we will see what will I come up with.
Below you can see one of other shots that I took that day. I spent there about 20 minutes. In general my so called “photo walks” don’t take more than hour and a half, simply because I don’t have more spare time. I don’t mind it though, because I am 100% concentrated on shooting and thinking about locations, light conditions in advance surely pays off. So below the other, “granny shot”.
And final picture which was awarded: