In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Shadowed.”

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Does this count?

To me, this is my favourite way to use shadows. Although technically it’s more about the light to manipulate the feel of the picture..?

I couldn’t resist taking spooky photos after spending the afternoon carving these at work (back when work was all fun and carving pumpkins)

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Photography 101: Water

One of the most beautiful places in the world, in one of the most congested, polluted countries in the world.

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I’ve wanted to travel here ever since I first heard about the beautiful five colour pool. A mythical bright turquoise oasis in the middle of a mountainous forest.

I usually always shoot landscape, and very rarely feel comfortable shooting portrait unless the subject becomes out of frame by shooting landscape.

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How amazing is the reflection in the water? I chose this angle, because it really elongates the reflection. However, I think if I had the chance, perhaps I would think about framing the picture better, perhaps re-think the focal point of the image, rather than having the bush in the way, see how I could use the reflection on the water to draw the eye’s attention to something else.

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And so the reason for shooting portrait for this shot, was I wanted to be able to capture more of the curve/shape of the mountain and its reflection. It created more of a pattern or symmetry than I was able to capture shooting landscape.

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Taken from the vantage point of the roundabout, looking down onto the cluttered, vehicle strewn street.

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I wanted to take a picture that was authentic in that it was true East London. I wanted to take a picture that could show what is different about the residential areas of London, compared to other cities around the world. What strikes me when I visit other countries – like in the States there is so much variety between the houses’ architecture and so much more land, in Hong Kong – everything is built/integrated into the malls and shops and most people tend to live in tower blocks.

In the area I live in East London in particular, there a lot of huge Victorian houses. And everyone parks in the street. We also have a lot of roundabouts – something I’ve noticed to be really uncommon in America.

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Photography 101: Street

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