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Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 20 March 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

What is this shadow? Is it some kind of alien bug life-form creeping up on an innocent earthling? What could its purpose be? Malevolent? Benign? Does it want to infest the earth? Or just find a warm spot in the sun?

No. It's only the shadow of a big spring on the handle of a very rusty outdoor barbeque pit at a park at Longboat Key. With just a tiny bit of hi-contrast shadow tweaking...

NIKON D80 1/40 second F/6.3 ISO 200 300 mm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Head for the hills! (Ooops, there are no hills in Florida :)

20 Mar 2009 10:27am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

imaginative approach, greetings

20 Mar 2009 11:36am

@Dimitrios: Hey Dimitrios, great day to you.

BoB from Milano, Italy

cool shot

20 Mar 2009 11:54am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I haven't seen this 'creature' in FL before ... you surely get some strange ones down your way! :D
Good sighting, Glenn!

20 Mar 2009 12:06pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Cool abstract VF!

20 Mar 2009 12:37pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

ha! I had no idea what it was - and it does look a bit threatening to me.....great abstract (and title)....

20 Mar 2009 1:48pm

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

Superbly done!

20 Mar 2009 1:50pm

Ajay from Pune, India

It takes sometime to understand the shot. At first, I thought it a tin monster with open mouth and big long teeth.

20 Mar 2009 2:25pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Very intriguing abstract VF, bravo :)

20 Mar 2009 3:11pm

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

i like the title and the suspense the picture created:) That's really creative!It looks like a bespectacled millipede!:)

20 Mar 2009 3:34pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

At this size this one will take a little more than bug spray.
It does have the appearance of a centipede or any of the "pede" family.
Cool abstract, great eye and creative thought. Well done, Glenn.

20 Mar 2009 7:43pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Nice shadows. This makes an interesting composition.

20 Mar 2009 8:02pm

Observing from North West, United Kingdom

You could have continued with this great story line :) Abstract it certainly is, I would never have guessed.

20 Mar 2009 10:01pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Creative photo - it scared me at first because I was afraid I was looking at the shadow of a centipede! Nice work!

20 Mar 2009 10:04pm

willow from United States

Wonderful abstract. Most would have never even noticed this much less taken the time to appreciate and photograph it. Well done.

20 Mar 2009 10:19pm

Charles from New York, United States

Nicely spotted. i never would have guessed. Must be time to fire up the grill!

21 Mar 2009 12:00am

1/40 second
ISO 200
300 mm