Self portrait at Castlewood State Park

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Comments (9)

Marilyn Whiteley on November 14, 2007

Nicely composed and it gives scale, but it wouldn't help me pick you out of a crowd. Cheers, Marilyn

Lilypon on November 15, 2007

Aaaaaaaaaaargh I was getting so excited when I saw that thumbnail but now I see our towering Ryan is still not quite visible! :(

Great picture none-the-less and boy you sure have a lot of rock down there!!! I really like seeing the lacy green leaves softening the rocks and framing your shadow!

Nawitka on November 15, 2007

I like this, and I like the rocks especially. Is it some kind of vertical shale? Cool idea with the shadow, it really worked out well.

Ryan Calhoun on November 15, 2007

Hello Marilyn, Nicolas, Pam, and Nawitka. Thanks for visiting!

Marilyn, I guess it would have to be a sparse crowd in a bright sunlight with lots of shadows to examine!

Nicolas, I don't think the mirror ever answered that question the right way!

Sorry Pam! :)

Nawitka, these are limestone outcroppings on some very steep bluffs. The flood plain is 250 feet below.

Cheers, Ryan

Leila.Evans on November 15, 2007

Nicely composed shot I like the whispy shadows of the leaves around your own shadow.

Leila :)

eme jota on November 15, 2007

Maybe next time your shadow will take the picture of you...;D

Nice and original Ryan!... See you soon.

Ryan Calhoun on November 15, 2007

Thanks Leila. Yes, there are many leafy bushes and other plants growing all over these rocks. :)


Vicki Atkins on November 17, 2007

Excellent shadow portrait, Ryan. I like the shadows at top and bottom of the image, they ground the shiny rock surfaces.

Ryan Calhoun on November 17, 2007

Thanks Vicki. Yes, it's a very harsh sun, isn't it? I like the sharpness of the shadows, but I wish they had turned out gentler somehow.

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Photo taken in Castlewood State Park, 1401 Kiefer Creek Road, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 14, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ryan Calhoun
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2007/10/24 14:40:05
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 30.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash