5-10-11 Shadow Selfie

North Seattle

You might have guessed, I rode my bike to work again today. A gray morning ride but at about 3:00 the sun finally burned off the clouds and so a sunny ride home. Seattle is hilly, very hilly, and I enjoy my ride to work so much more than my ride home. There are ups and downs both directions but there are a lot more opportunities for long downhill coasts on the way into work. I have a couple of routes that attempt to take out some of the longer uphill climbs on my way home, but that adds mileage. I have opted for more hills less miles for these first couple of rides in.

I did not take this shot, clearly. One of my sons was up for being my photographer so while I tried to shout instructions for where I wanted him to stand and at what angle I wanted him to hold the camera and not to get his shadow in the shot... This was our best attempt. The sun was behind the tree at the top of our street and I was conscious that we were going to loose the ability to see shadows within a short period of time. Pretty close to what I had in mind in the end.

edit: crop, Heat Map in autotrophic mode, boost then Lomo-ish
Nice effect! Your son did a great job!
posted May 11th, 2011  
Think this has turned out great.. Excellent idea & snap
posted May 11th, 2011  
hey! this is great Shannon! your son has a good eye too!
posted May 11th, 2011  
Great shot and shadow!
posted May 11th, 2011  
nice, now that is a selfie i can do
posted May 11th, 2011  
He captured the shadow well. Nicely shot. I am in awe of your bike riding to work. Great job at being green. Hopefully the weather will continue to shine.
posted May 11th, 2011  
I love the edit, so cool! good for you cycling to work again! I think it does magic for your health and waistline ;-)
posted May 11th, 2011  
Your son did a great job!
posted May 11th, 2011  
This worked out very well! Nice cooperation shot :)
posted May 11th, 2011  
I like your story. I can imagine how you and your son were trying to get the best shot. Must be fun :D and a good result!
posted May 11th, 2011  
He did a great job! A lot more people should bike to work, incl. myself. Do it occasionally but could almost every day, just excuses and lazy in mornings!
posted May 11th, 2011  
you did a great job you and your son. Seems so good and sportive and healthy to ride to work.
posted May 11th, 2011  
great shot - love the shadow and light and how your editing compliments the photo!
posted May 12th, 2011  
that is definitely my kind of selfie! i like the processing.
posted May 12th, 2011  
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