<<< o >>>walking on shadows #2 36 comments + add yours

This one was taken last summer, but for some reason I never bothered to process it – I'm not sure why now, as I quite like the end result. And for those of you who have tracked right back through the archives on chromasia you'll notice that this is very much like walking on shadows posted way back in 2003, though in this case this is me, Harmony on my shoulders, Rhowan immediately to my left, and Camilla (or maybe Amirah) on the far left.

Oh, and just a reminder that I'm away until Tuesday.

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2x1 + children [portraits] + people
comment by Jacques Bron at 07:02 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

Glad to be the first today :)
Classic but, as often, a great shot. Love the texture and color cast.

comment by mandark at 07:19 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

so strange...

comment by Robert at 07:21 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

Maybe it's the green color cast, but I'm thinking Addams Family.

comment by Maxine at 07:26 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

just love the texture, light and geometry of this pic! Well done!

comment by ifeelhome.net at 07:40 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

I am thinking urban scarecrows.

comment by Salar at 07:57 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

hahah very well done. The cross-process (or toning?) is very well done. Enough detail left in the shadows. Great work!

comment by Andrew at 08:00 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

Great shot! Took me a little while before I figured out was was on your head. Woulda figured it out once I read you description. But I tend to like to figure an image out before reading about it.

comment by nuno f at 08:17 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

Great game between shadows and light. Its without a doubt a different family portrait. :-)

comment by mikeb at 08:18 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

This came out very nice. It appears as though that is asphalt, is that true?

comment by Jamey at 08:43 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

Admit it, you have a camera built into your belly button, don't you? ;)

comment by Karl Baumann at 09:11 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

Great! It looks like your head has 2 arms :-)
Nice processing. I like the tone.

comment by shooter at 09:19 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

I like the overall feel to this shot it has potentially quite a number of interpretations I would guess depending on the mood /frame of mind of the viewer...

comment by JD at 09:22 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

I did think of "walking on shadows" as soon as I saw it ;)

Its great, al little spooky! kinda looks like a hat on your head as apposed to a child on your shoulders :P

comment by Bryan g at 09:36 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

I love this image

comment by rambohoho at 10:11 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

nice shot, I like your people shots very much, other actually not that much :) Maybe it"s because you are an expert in Phsycology, so you know people better. :)

comment by m at 10:30 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

I'd guess at it being Amirah!

comment by Libby at 11:50 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2006

Hmmm.....now I'd say harmony on the shoulders, with Amirah and Camilla standing by. But what do I know...I'm only their mother ;-)

comment by Robert at 03:09 AM (GMT) on 19 June, 2006

We have all taken this shot at one point or another. This is one great.

Nice to know someone is minding the store Libby!

comment by PlasticTV at 03:48 AM (GMT) on 19 June, 2006

Haha no offence but the picture does look a little spooky to me. Perhaps it's the shadows suggesting things (cheap horror movies, for one), or it's the green cast.

comment by Brad at 04:28 AM (GMT) on 19 June, 2006

Wonderfull photo, love the colour of it and the clarity of the shadows. great work!

comment by feelsofine at 06:07 AM (GMT) on 19 June, 2006

º green: football
º main shadows: a father with her son

º mixing the father's day in my country (Chile) with the World Cup.

º great!


comment by navin harish at 06:20 AM (GMT) on 19 June, 2006

Unique and very nice

comment by JD at 08:56 AM (GMT) on 19 June, 2006

Is this a Marillion album cover?

comment by mooch at 09:04 AM (GMT) on 19 June, 2006

Very cool. Great texture and the shadows are a little bit eerie. The one on the right could be a demonic Krusty the Clown.

comment by m a r i n u s at 10:30 AM (GMT) on 19 June, 2006

Funny shadow play.

comment by smo at 10:47 AM (GMT) on 19 June, 2006

This is really sweet. Maybe a bit too much postprocessed though for my taste, but I like it. :)

comment by Sysagent at 01:45 PM (GMT) on 19 June, 2006

Love the textures and colouring you have gotten with this image.

comment by Paul at 02:34 PM (GMT) on 19 June, 2006

I love it! Great shadows, very original...!

comment by fabrizio at 04:29 PM (GMT) on 19 June, 2006

nice token and very good PS work

comment by lee at 06:48 PM (GMT) on 19 June, 2006

the way the two shadow figures look like crosses, is kinda creepy. nice work.

comment by Natalie Hajdu at 09:11 PM (GMT) on 19 June, 2006

Beautiful shot! At first I thought it was some type of asian figure shadowed. Very nice!

comment by djn1 at 08:31 PM (GMT) on 20 June, 2006

Thanks All :-)

comment by rebelANT at 08:30 PM (GMT) on 21 June, 2006

good job! i like it :)

comment by one rainy wish at 07:09 AM (GMT) on 24 June, 2006

really neat! looks like giant puppet shadows as opposed to shadow puppets.

comment by Christopher Shipman at 01:14 AM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

I love this one. The post processing is, as always, beautifully done, but the really great thing about this shot is the figures themselves. Each of the figures is wonderful. The outstretched arms of the girl on the left contrasts with the other girl's arms, down by her side. Both girls are standing in rapt attention looking at the parent figure (you!), and I love the big round head and outstretched arms of the kid on your shoulders. Well, that was a poor attempt to put into words what I really like about this shot. But anyway, thanks for another fantastic shot :)

comment by Deb at 01:45 AM (GMT) on 23 July, 2006

Very dramatic.....very sinister.....Very Tim Burton.

Left of the shot also reminds me of the iconic poster image from the Kubrick film, 'AI'.

(I presume that the shadow on the right is a child on someone's shoulders ? It looks like some medieval , diabolical cleric or jester)