In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle...
2011 - Day 168. June 17, 2011.
Daily Shoot - Make a photograph that features a shadow as your subject today ( http://dailyshoot.com/assignments/579 ) .
OK, so maybe I lost my way on my journey to a 'shadow' shot today! I do like where I ended up.
Something has scared Clyde, (could be the ducks that have adopted the pool, the muskrat that wanders through the yard, or my neighbour's malamute that can jump fences). The problem is Clyde no longer wants to go outside. He's just been lying around the house getting fat. I really think he's much healthier when he's mentally and physically active in the yard, so I coaxed him out this morning and stayed with him while he went on a little scouting mission.
I liked the shadowy area that Clyde's exiting under the bushes. It seemed kind of empty though, so I added a courage booster for Clyde. I layered in the tiger with luminosity as the blending mode, played with the opacity, and 'painted' back bush detail. I like the effect and what it adds to the 'narrative'. The tiger seems to be part of the shadows, an inner voice whispering encouragement in Clyde's ear.