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The shadow of the wind

NIKON D40 1/10 second F/4.5 ISO 200 48 mm (35mm equiv.)

Nice to meet everybody here on Am3. I always welcome your comments & critiques. :o)

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Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Interesting! I tried something similar yesterday, but you succeeded.

7 Feb 2011 5:22am

@Mirjam: Thaks Mirjam! I think you should also have a look at Gerard's picture!

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Great capture of the movement Henrik!

7 Feb 2011 5:31am

@Monique: Thank you very much, Monique. On macro I'm thinking seriously of attending this course during March. Do you have any comments on that?

Pierre from Cape Town, South Africa

very interesting, well spotted. great capture

7 Feb 2011 6:28am

@Pierre: Thanks Pierre. To be honest, I was relaxing on a bench taking some pictures of the rather dark scenary. Then suddenly this runner came across, and I took the chance pressing the button. And here it goes: That's the one interesting photo of them all!


Like a phantom! Great capture, Henrik.

7 Feb 2011 9:35am

@JOAN: Thanks Joan. Yes, I guess "phantom" is the right expression, but I read Carlos Ruiz Zafón's fabulous "Shadow of the wind" and couldn't help using this as a title.

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Has he/she existed?
Well done!

7 Feb 2011 10:35am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gerard. I think the answer is blowing in the wind ;-)

andante from Japan

Good idea.

7 Feb 2011 3:42pm

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Beautiful image! Nice effect!

7 Feb 2011 4:21pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I think it's a great idea Henrik, it will save you a lot of time if you don't have to figure out some things as I had to do ;) I can't follow any courses here on the island so I have to learn everything by trail and error ;)

8 Feb 2011 6:33am

@Monique: Thanks, Monique. I'm far behind you, and I thought the course could be worth it after spending a lot of money on the Nikkor 105mm. Actually the course is held in April, and all you need for attending is a camera and an internet connection. So I guess you'd qualify, if you wanted.
Besides macro photography, please have a look at this Danish "minimalist" photographer, Per Bak Jensen. He is an associate professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and it is said about his pictures that they "... are about interval. They are about the pauses between things and between events, about silence or noice during human conversation, about what does not belong to a well defined category of phenomenons and what most often do not call upon attention by someone who informs himself practically in his surrounding world."
I love Jensen's pictures, and I started using some of his ideas on a small trip with my new (used) D90 today. (Lovely camera!)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Very effective shot . . the unpredictability of this stuff makes for extra satisfaction when it works this well !

8 Feb 2011 11:02pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks for your comment. "Unpredictability" seems to be a good word to describe the picture.

omar from kunduz, Afghanistan

nice shot, like the blurred person

14 Feb 2011 1:50pm