In Your Shadow

in your shadow

in your shadow

in your shadow

I knew I needed something new to share so I went looking around the building I work in for something to stand out and sure enough, this tiny plant growing up the side of the brick worked very nicely for a new wallpaper image. Simple, not too distracting but unique and natural enough to be interesting. After exploring a couple angles the one that worked best of course put me in the weirdest position while taking the photos, face crammed into the brick while kneeling down in the dirt. It didn’t take long for the mosquitoes to find me but thankfully I got a few nice shots out of the effort.

One of the first things I learned when exploring composition years and years ago was the art of finding unique vantage points on any given subject. Of course, within reason that is. Some photos suffer because they are clearly just struggling to find some strange unique perspective and thats all there is and it feels forced. You should have a reason behind your composition. Find the flow in the environment, the movement. Its something I learned in a drawing class and in design courses but it applies heavily when I am scouting out the best angle to shoot something. In this case a large part of what made the shot interesting was the shadow being cast so why not include the source of that light and shove the sun right there into the image to blow out part of the composition, give it a warm feeling while also balancing the flow of the organic life versus the man made structure. Maybe thats over analyzing it but its how I came to take these images. All of those thoughts didn’t go through my head but that approach has become an instinct while shooting.

To download these at their nice big wallpaper resolutions simply CLICK OR RIGHT CLICK HERE to download a zip containing the desktop, iPad, and iPhone size images in a tidy zip file. You can also find direct links to the I device sizes below. I will be revisiting the way I package these in the future update, I hope to simplify the process. You will also find the terms of use which also need some revision. Please, do not rehost the full resolution files on your site, use the smaller images above for sharing if you would like and link back to this page should you do so, I appreciate the understanding! Enjoy!

iPad direct access: ONE TWO THREE
iPhone direct access: ONE TWO THREE

Comments

  1. Carlos Cabezas - September 1, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I want to be the fist to say Thank you, oh!!! they are beautiful, is any way that I can buy one of your pictures?… I know they may be very expensive, but I just ask you, or to get a print it one,…
    thank you!!!

  2. Garrett - September 2, 2010 at 2:53 am

    These look great… as usual. :)

    FYI, though, it looks like the iPad/iPhone direct links are broken.

  3. john - September 2, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Oops! Thanks for the heads up Garrett!

    Carlos! I would be happy to sell you a print, I am flattered and happy that you enjoy the photos so much. Write me a mail sometime and we will work out the details. john(at ) twistedsun.net

  4. Joseph Nally - September 2, 2010 at 5:24 am

    I think it might be a good idea to have some prints for sale on your new site, you know, that refresh that’s coming up. Or at least, make it known that it’s possible to work it out with you and tell us how to go about it. : )

  5. John - September 2, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Joseph, defiantly! It’s in the works, at the moment I am deciding between an off site service or my own printing via a printer which I would prefer simply because I like that amount of control. Only trouble is I don’t have a nice printer anymore. Stay tuned ;)

  6. thedoo - September 2, 2010 at 10:01 am

    these are awesome! the lighting on the second one and the coulors in the thrid one are extra ordinary!

  7. oskar - September 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Wopphoohohp new wallpapers, thaaank you !!!

  8. Gabriel - September 4, 2010 at 6:47 am

    hey.. i just want to say thank you for sharing your awesome work!

    i really enjoy your photos.. every photo tells a story..

    good job!!

  9. Paul Anthony Webb - September 5, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Ooh, a printer eh? I could use new wall decor.

  10. Felice - September 5, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Amazing, from italy.

  11. Belinda - September 6, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Beautiful as usual ;)

    Thank you!!

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