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Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2012, 04:54:35 PM »
Taking advantage of a break in the clouds



I tried for a similar shot like this in the Summer in tenerife. There were insects on the leaves and as the sun penetrated the leaf, the insect (from behind the leaf) was in silhouette. However, each time I tried to get the shot of the silhouette, the bleeding insects would fly off!!!

The blood would have left a silhouette!
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Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2012, 10:05:42 AM »
Decisions, decisions! Now I've got two to choose from - which to post?

(Please don't influence the comp by answering that.)
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Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2012, 11:22:54 AM »
A very interesting topic. ... Thanks for the challenge.

Glad you enjoyed the challenge Simon  ;)
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Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2012, 01:57:05 PM »
Found this one rather tough Andy, partly because I was/am not entirely sure what you meant by penetrating light - should it be light perceived or the effect of light penetration on a subject?

Anyway, given the rubbish weather during the latter part of the week, I went out into the garden, plucked a few leaves from a small bush, pegged them to an opaque piece of acrylic and blasted them from behind with a flash.

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Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2012, 03:53:42 PM »
Found this one rather tough Andy, partly because I was/am not entirely sure what you meant by penetrating light - should it be light perceived or the effect of light penetration on a subject?

Anyway, given the rubbish weather during the latter part of the week, I went out into the garden, plucked a few leaves from a small bush, pegged them to an opaque piece of acrylic and blasted them from behind with a flash.



Are we taking the brief too literally? I was wondering about penetrating/penetrated too.
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Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2012, 04:59:31 PM »
Sorry if the brief was / is confusing.   :-[

"portray penetrating light" to me suggests; that the viewer of the photograph should be able to determine / see the penetrating light recorded within the image. As would be seen with images with translucent objects in them, images displaying beams of light, or both etc.
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Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2012, 07:55:39 PM »
Sorry if the brief was / is confusing.   :-[

"portray penetrating light" to me suggests; that the viewer of the photograph should be able to determine / see the penetrating light recorded within the image. As would be seen with images with translucent objects in them, images displaying beams of light, or both etc.

It was really quite clear to me Andy; it's one of those occasions where you can get lost (I can anyway), if you're trying too hard! Or thinking too hard.
I knew exactly what I was after, and photographed sunlight falling into a wood, through a gap in the trees. Penetrating light.

Then I spotted a yellow leaf on an ivy covered fence; The leaf was lit by sunlight, and lit up the whole area that was otherwise in the shade. In my enthusiasm, it was some time before I realised what I was doing, and that I was off course. The sunlight had already penetrated the trees and had reached its destination. Penetrated light.

My gut instinct was right and I knew what you were after, and later got confused. And now that I'm thinking about it, I get confused again!

Language can be very confusing!
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Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2012, 08:33:47 PM »
 Now I'm confused as well, think I'm in brief as the flame on my candle gives off light which is showing/ perpetrating through the candle body.
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Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2012, 07:30:07 AM »
Now I'm confused as well, think I'm in brief as the flame on my candle gives off light which is showing/ perpetrating through the candle body.

It is Jeff, and the flame itself is penetrating the dark, so in my opinion right on two counts.

I have confused myself, and I'm sorry if I have confused others as well. I can get entangled in the meaning of words, maybe because English is my second language, and I want to get it right.
Sorry!
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Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2012, 08:03:09 AM »
Light always 'penetrates' the dark, so by definition anything that isn't completely black would qualify on that basis.

I don't think we should worry our pretty little heads about this any more; whichever way we have interpreted the brief is OK.
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Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2012, 08:23:46 AM »
Light always 'penetrates' the dark, so by definition anything that isn't completely black would qualify on that basis.

I don't think we should worry our pretty little heads about this any more; whichever way we have interpreted the brief is OK.

I can get obsessed about things, simply can't help it. I'll let this rest now.
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Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2012, 10:00:29 AM »
POLL UP -  with my apology for the short delay  :tup:
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