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Shadow Dancing



The sun was setting while I was coming down from the space station following a photo shoot with Jemmy.  I walked in the house, and saw my shadow on the entranceway wall; and, despite the shadow of the blinds on the window through which the sun was shining, I just had to shoot these photos.

I’m so glad that I have a computer with enough horsepower that it doesn’t choke when I turn on shadows.  It enriches my palette for photography so much!  I only wish, beyond the louver matter mentioned above, is that I could get close enough to reveal how tall my heels are here in both photos.  You’ll see Jem’s photos in her article when she gets them out of post — I always insist we do at least a little cropping, and sign our work.  You can probably guess whose hair I’m wearing, though, if you have a long memory for hairstyles.  (Thanks, Poulet!)

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Posted September 9, 2016 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Photographs

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Quiet Time

Quiet Time

Photographed at Majilis al Jinn, Sands of Time region (rated adult)

WindLight:  Torley’s SCIFI – Phlogiston

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Posted December 3, 2015 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Photographs

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Shadow Dancing

After doing the photo set for the Black Ice pictures, I needed to go back in and check on the WindLight setting I’d used, so I could credit it properly. Fortunately, since I have some hundred or more WindLight settings, I found the right one quickly (Torley Linden’s “BIGSUN: Awwyeah” [grin]). But in the process, I had to do some hopping around to compare lighting and sun size, so as to make sure I did have the right thing. I ended up on the roof of my house, which has several trees around it, especially now with the winter decorations.  I happened to position myself in an excellent spot to experiment with poses and expressions, and with shadows turned on (as in the original photos). The feathery cape from the RFyre outfit I was wearing added another layer of light interaction, and I reeled off several photos.

I would have been willing to do many more; but turning on shadows makes my computer run like a stoned sloth — it creeps. Some good shots were lost because I’d click the shutter button, but it would take several frames of refresh before the screen was copied. Other problems were less mechanical in nature and more a function of what I had available to work with in expressions and software to model myself. Still, I picked up some interesting bits here, and may have learned a little as a result.

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