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OLYMPUS E-P5 1/5 second F/4.3 ISO 800 36 mm (35mm equiv.)

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Cool shot!

25 Oct 2013 5:07am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Now, that is a clever device . . . I'd expect to find a version in Tiger.

25 Oct 2013 5:48am

ellebasi from Belgium

cela danse et virevolte, excellent jeu d'ombres

25 Oct 2013 6:37am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide ce jeu d'ombres chinoises, superbe cliché. Bonne journée.

25 Oct 2013 7:18am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Fabulous shadows they really are the subject of the picture here.
More questions for you:
where did you find the characters/fonts for your titles?
How do you manage to type them out on a normal keyboard?

25 Oct 2013 8:08am

@Curly: Go into word(97/2001/2003 whatever) Insert-symbol(the standard font is fine) , more symbols, pick one,insert, copy from word, paste into the title field. Now, some of the characters don't paste properly-which gives you the ability to have nothing in the title - which can also be useful

CLODO from PESSAC, France

The white frame at top left could have been removed to get a stronger image!

25 Oct 2013 8:39am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Shadows on the walls bring back some memories of old...or...just a game to play when you feel nostalgic all day!

25 Oct 2013 8:39am

Elora from Vancouver/Derby, United Kingdom

Just lovely! Like being surrounded by dancing people :)

25 Oct 2013 9:26am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

magic lantern well captured

25 Oct 2013 9:51am

Adrian from In Travel, Poland

Superb photo! Great mood and idea.

25 Oct 2013 10:50am

David from Avranches, France

I need one of those for my daughter. Dancing is all she thinks about at the moment.

25 Oct 2013 11:20am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Now why the symbol? Whatever the shot is nice love the shadows on the wall; what were/are these little jewels called?

25 Oct 2013 11:31am

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely shadows!!! From that table lamp that rotates ?

25 Oct 2013 11:43am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


25 Oct 2013 12:00pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

There must be a name for this wonderful 'shadow machine' ... your image is mesmerizing!

25 Oct 2013 2:10pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A different and creative interior shot. Neat one for sure!

25 Oct 2013 3:08pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice shadows, are they coming from the glass or did you add them?

25 Oct 2013 4:43pm

@The Mouse: Right in the middle of the projector is a 60 watt candle bulb. Suspended above it is a large, light metal fan with metal cut-out figures of dancers which surround the bulb. As the bulb gets hot, the rising air drives the fan round, which in turn drives the metal figures round, forming the moving shadows you see here

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Unique capture of these enormous shadows generated from such a small item!!

25 Oct 2013 5:25pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent play of shadows !

25 Oct 2013 5:30pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand


25 Oct 2013 7:05pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

I really like it! Since my other hobby is dancing (I lead a group of senior dance) I am very interested in this "shadow thing"! Is there somewhere this device available for purchase?

25 Oct 2013 7:52pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Please excuse now I've looked at your previous photos and've noticed that you've photographed museum pieces - these are of course not to buy - especially not for me!

25 Oct 2013 7:55pm

@Loner: Well...maybe you can get a modern day equivalent. One of our christmas decoration is a very cheap device that looks like this....Imagine 4 candles in a tray, Above them is a fan with 4 metal cherubims hanging down from the fan. As the air gets hot, it turns the fan, which makes the cherubims move creating shadows. It would be too difficult to re-cut the cherubims into dancers . It's kind of a version of this

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This is superb!

25 Oct 2013 8:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific. cool shadows

25 Oct 2013 9:35pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful colors & lights!
Amazing & lovely shadows!

25 Oct 2013 10:08pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Can you guess what we're having for supper tonight? May I use a small bit of your image here alongside my pot of soup?

25 Oct 2013 10:26pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Enjoy¬, I hope it was as delicious as ours was. Do tell!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image! I love the shadows! Gorgeous light and color.

25 Oct 2013 11:45pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I like the catch here - the leaping really brings a bit of joyful excitement to this already wonderful piece, sir..Really nice work :-)

25 Oct 2013 11:52pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh superbe cette danse de lumière chinoise

26 Oct 2013 7:38am

mary from zanjan, Iran

so beauty
interesting & lovely shot

26 Oct 2013 2:57pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

I love this.

15 Jan 2014 7:41pm

1/5 second
ISO 800
36 mm (35mm equiv.)