A scene from the open basketball court of Ayia Marina. Two boys playing in the strong afternoon sunshine, it's practically summer now on Leros. Schools will close in a few weeks and the children will spend most of their time at the seaside.
I rotated the picture out of curiosity and decided to leave it like this because I think it looks more interesting and dynamic, as if there were four players in the frame. I also liked the suspending ball (both the real one and its shadow).
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tenretin (2408) 2014-05-24 8:26
You have demonstrated a good imagination to compose the shot that is dynamic.
This is a nice work!
Well done and good weekend to you.
Noel_Byrne (23252) 2014-05-24 8:43
I like too your idea to rotate the frame, as those shadows are so sharp they draw the eye more so than the real people who are throwing them! The connection of the feet to the shadows, and the small break in connection between the ball and its shadows makes think of Through the Looking Glass, its like another world mimicking ours, but in complete silhouette. Very nicely done!
All the best
snunney (82519) 2014-05-24 8:48
A very innovative composition and a most successful one. Beautifully lit and full of dynamism. Thanks for sharing.
Nicou (120376) 2014-05-24 9:04
merveilleus eiamge et compo de ces jeunes queio jouent au baskett sueprbe et ce balla de couelur le jeu de'ombre quelle vue splendide.
Bravoe t amitié
Giustiniani (3340) 2014-05-24 9:52
j'aime beaucoup la façon dont vous avez exploité cette photo. Vous avez fait preuve de beaucoup d’imagination. C'est artistique et très bien réalisé.
Silvio1953 (120566) 2014-05-24 11:15
Ciao Ourania, geniale, magnifico taglio e splendide ombre nette, bravissima, ciao Silvio
mesutilgim (83018) 2014-05-24 13:01
Hello dear Ouranis,
Very good trial of the game of shadows !
Perfect layout and great graphical effect.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Cricri (105249) 2014-05-24 13:19
J'aime comme tu a cadrer la scène, l'effet dynamique avec les silhouettes qui ce copie sur le sol, une image bien construite et réaliser
Bonne nuit :-)
lousat (75518) 2014-05-24 15:48
Ciao Ourania.Davvero grandiosa questa foto,che bella idea e che gioco di luci e ombre sul campo di basket,anche la qualita' è eccezzionale,non era facile ottenere dei dettagli cosi' perfetti con un movimento molto rapido.Bello vedere qualcosa di diverso su TE! Buona Domenica e complimenti,Luciano
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2014-05-24 17:04
Ουρανία, εγω αγαπω πολύ τα σπόρ...και ανυπομονω ποτε να φύγω για Ρίο να απολαυσω το ποδόσφαιρο...αλλά και το μπάσκετ μου αρέσει παρα πολύ και δεν χάνω αγώνα εδω που μένω...
ειναι τοσο ομορφο να βλέπει κανείς παιδιά να ασχολούνται απο μικρά με τα σπόρ και να διατηρουν ετσι υγιές το σώμα και το μυαλό τους!!
πολύχρωμη και ομορφη η σύνθεση σου στήν κάθε λεπτομέρεια της!!
carlo62 (31380) 2014-05-24 23:40
questa foto mi ricorda alcuni tuoi scatti di qualche tempo fa, erano in un parco giochi.
Ottima idea e bella realizzazione, molto originale, dinamica e colorata, tutto quello che occorre per attirare l'attenzione.
jhm (138214) 2014-05-25 5:01
You found a very nice artwork picture with these two boys, playing with their shadow.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
ikeharel (56002) 2014-05-25 6:48
Fabulous result and a marvelous idea.
Rotating the image, made this picture as those youngsters climb a steep wal while dribbling the basketball.
Like it a lot,
Graal (96760) 2014-05-25 11:09
simple theme fine realized. Amazing idea. Nice finally effect. I like it.
Have a nice evening.
nikkitta (14582) 2014-05-25 13:09
Γεια σου αγαπητέ φίλε Ourania
Is mon greek as good as your spanish?
Very creative capture, of course taken just at the right moment ( mean it) when the ball was in the air, good play of lights and shadows
Of course it seem there are 4 players, you indeed were very quick and used fast speed
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ricardomattos (4400) 2014-05-25 19:39
A beauty of composition. I like how you captured the whole shadows in very good sharpness despite the moviment. Very well done!
jemaflor (83691) 2014-05-25 23:11
Excellent and original result, good idea, impressive effect with thes eshades, tfs.
rbassin (17535) 2014-05-26 8:27
Une superbe photo,très bien faite.
Bel impact des ombres sur le sol.
une scène bien captée, et dynamique.
mirosu (13340) 2014-05-27 5:38
I was watching this photo for several minutes, thinking about the content, how to comment it(??).
My first impression was the excellent dynamic, even we cannot see the boys in full, the shadows show they concentration and activity. I'm sure they have not been watching you, fully concentrated on ball game. Excellent combination of players and their shadows. The POV and tilted arrangement is perfect. I like it, very creative image.
Very well done.
holmertz (40055) 2014-05-27 11:25
This is a smart and elegant composition, also graphically very attractive. I love the clear colours and strong contrasts and the sense of motion. Very well done.
Greetings from Poland,
photographer_sg (3773) 2014-05-28 4:36
This is a lovely spontaneous capture where you pressed the shutter at the perfect moment. The shadows and the ball caught in mid air have great visual appeal. The exposure very well managed considering the scorching sunlight.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
SnapRJW (30909) 2014-05-28 8:29
Hello Ourania - Bold shadows and a well seen and captured shot make this a winner for me. A super DL shot with very good graphic overtones.
jcpix (13552) 2014-05-28 20:24
I've missed some great pictures over the last bit, but I can't pass this one by tonight. The concept alone alone is eye-catching, and I love the idea to rotate this one vertical. It really takes on a new dynamic with the upright framing, my eyes keep going back and forth on how to visualize the scene. :) You caught some lovely primary colors too, which aid in breaking up the concrete grey. A fun and lively shot, and one which I can easily associate with....although these days I run and jump much slower! :) Another delightful shadow play that should take all of us back to our childhoods in one respect or another. Have a great day ahead. All the best.
fabbs99 (16163) 2014-05-29 12:39
This is a unique idea to play with shadows.Excellent presentation.TFS.
krzychu30 (15496) 2014-06-01 2:45
this one goes immediately to my favourite list!
Exactly something in my taste.And I can only envy You such amazing shot!
It captures and conveys perfectly dynamic and joyful character of this moment and scene.
Excellently captured,framed and these reflections-pure perfection for me!
Have a nice sunday
Curious_Eye (1000) 2014-06-04 5:38
Congratulations on this eye-catching shot! It was a great idea to rotate the image, not only because you add a creative element; the position of the lines and the ball is emphasised, giving that "punchy" feel to it. Awesome colours and timing. Bravo!
All the best,
serp2000 (39540) 2014-06-08 4:48
Great! This is one of my favorite photos today here, Ourania! Good idea and excellent realisation, great timing shot! TFS!
CLODO (30058) 2014-06-08 6:15
an eye catching picture by the way you framed this sport picture, the 90° rotation adding some more influence. I find nevertheless the shadows too blue.
have a nice sunday
wolf38 (31270) 2014-06-08 8:18
Hello Ourania. For me, photography has always something to do with the experimentation. Your photo is a good example of this. The ball players, the shadows, the ball, the yellow line - all combining to create a dynamic image. Since I can only say: well seen and realized.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
InasiaJones (31448) 2014-06-09 4:31
An interesting visual play that is highly effective, thanks to the strong and well defined shadows. It is full of movement and action, therefore attractive and dynamic.
Although I appreciate the vertical rotation, I think it could have worked just as nicely in normal position for a better readability.
papagolf21 (85432) 2014-06-09 23:28
Une prise de vue réalisée avec maestria !
Très bonne réactivité et un sens manifeste de la photographie et du rendu.
sevy (15359) 2014-06-11 7:45
Good idea to have rotated the shot of 90°.
It gives another vision and contribution for the shadows and gives all its originality to the shot.
PaulVDV (21959) 2014-06-16 13:05
Very playful, imaginative and creative!
Very well done.
Best regards, Paul
fritzi007 (4499) 2014-06-16 14:11
really a great idea, well done, congratulations!
adores (36147) 2014-06-23 17:28
This is a very original and well thought composition. The shadows are so perfect, seems as if they are going to touch the ball. I like the sense of movement here!
aliabazari (14763) 2014-10-03 22:40
Hi dear Ourania
I love the play of light and shadows. Shot peaceful. Good composition.