My entry to Shadow Hunters/SMASh Contest - Round 231

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Everything has to be a first; in this case, it's two firsts for me. My very first time ever entering the Shadow hunters contest, and the first time I ever post using Liketu. I have yet to figure out how Liketu works precisely, and what the options are but that will be fine the more I use it, I'd say.
In the case of the Shadow hunters: I only came across it last week and loved the idea. I LOVE shadows! I love shadows, I love reflections and more shadows. I think they bring something special to, what can otherwise be, an ordinary photo.
I try to use lots of 'shadow work' whenever I take photos. And sometimes it just comes out that way, and I won't even notice until long after the photo was taken.

So a little more about this one. I know that the emphasis should be on the shadow. I failed in this regard. However, I believe that the whole picture is necessary to tell its story. The shadow was a good accident haha.

This picture was taken years ago, around 1999, in St. Martin, on the Dutch side of the island, during carnival. At the time, I knew that carnival was a big deal in the Dutch and French West-Indies, however, I had no idea just how much. They celebrate for two months! The first month on the Dutch side, and the second month on the French side. Each tries to outdo the other. However, both 'parties' are completely different and equally awesome.
The people in the Caribbean know how to party, I can tell you that!

On this day there was a carnival parade, which was a total surprise. I heard the music and commotion from my house and went outside with my (cheap) camera to check it out. I was lucky to catch this guy. I love how the shadow seems to morph into something almost alien.
It's an older photo, taken with a cheap camera, so forgive me for the quality.

Thank you for reading!


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Even without the shadow hunter contest, this picture is just awesome. I started recently to look for some shadows to post for this contest but didn't see anything nice so far.

Came from ListNerds and voted there!
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Oh, thank you! Yeah, I thought it's a pretty cool picture. And I wasn't really looking for a shadow photo at all. It just popped up when I was trying to rearrange all my photos haha. It must have wanted to be seen hehe.

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Just like the little random things that happen to show you something. 😏

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Welcome to shadow hunting :)
Your photo is interesting and it looks like you had fun during the carnival :)
Liketu is nice, my husband used it several times. Recently, while uploading photos, he often get errors. maybe our internet connection is one to blame.

The shadow is awesome by the way :)

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Ah, thank you! Oh, I had no issues with uploading and our connection isn't the greatest. I sure hope it'll get better for your husband :)

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You're welcome :) And it's good you didn't encounter issues. The husband had it when uploading several photos and then the last one came with an error and he had to do it all over again, lol! Guess I'll try posting thru Liketu one of these days :)

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Welcome to the Shadow Hunters Community! That is a great shadow photo! I do like the idea of 2 months of Carnival! Thanks for entering the shadow contest🌞

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Thank you! Yes, two months of parties, concerts, and parades is awesome haha.

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