Sunday, June 14, 2009

Gargoyle and Shadow

Here is another image doing double duty for the Shadow Shot Sunday and the Monochrome Maniac memes. This is a garden gargoyle which usually keeps watch over our fishpond, but I moved him out to the porch to get this image. it's a through-the-viewfinder photo. I pointed an old Kodak Duaflex twin lens reflex camera at the gargoyle, then captured the image by photographing the Duaflex viewfinder with a Nikon D90 fitted with a 105mm macro lens.



27 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Delightful gargoyle! And the shadow is so sharp! Terrific in monochrome!

prkl, Finland said...

Great shot! What's even better is your tecnique, one innovative way to photograph. RESPECT!!! And two thumbs up.

Sweet Repose said...

I love this technique, it is so cool. The shadow looks like the hand of something evil about to pounce...run away...neat shot!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A contemplative gargoyle--who would have believed such a creature exists without actually seeing it? Now that I see, I believe!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

We just love it when we see the pictures through the viewfinders - they are so interesting! Love the gargoyle's shadow....love to know what he's pondering!

Carver said...

He looks like an introspective gargoyle. Great shot!

Linda said...

Your gargoyle really seems intent on watching your pond. Love the shadow you captured.

Aileni said...

The gargoyle is wondering why you didn't put a film in the old TLR.

Digital Polaroids said...

Good one! It seems abstracted in its own shadow.

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Vita Stunder said...

Great shot!!
And beautiful gargoyle and shadow!
Love the shadow :)

Have a great sunday!
Anna

Dina ... UK said...

He looks a funny little gargoyle, mischievous..lol

Sylvia K said...

What a great shadow shot! It's really sharp and he does look like a mischievous one!

Happy SSS!

Martha said...

Awesome shot for both! Love it!

Regina said...

Nice post.

Hege said...

Nice picture - and the shadow is very very sharp! Perfect! :)

Dagrun said...

I understand why you moved it into the sun and got this great shadow. Great composition.

Anne said...

Shadows can bee so funny with a camera in his hands!!

Nice week to you from Anne

vincibene said...

Beautiful interesting shot!

BJ Roan said...

Great composition.

Catherine said...

Great gargoyle shot..he looks a real character!!

magiceye said...

wow! terrific!


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Clueless in Boston said...

Nice composition. I like the aged film effect too you got with post-processing.

Ulrica said...

The little devil in two. It´s a great shot.

Julie said...

Perfect. Great shadow shot and black and white.

Daryl said...

Fun shot

Thorne said...

Too much fun. Excellent on both counts!

maryt/theteach said...

David, I'm not sure what you did to take the photo but it's very interesting! I love that little gargoyle! :)

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