Lanky. It’s a great word. It sounds like its meaning: Lanky,ˈlaŋki, an adjective, of a person, meaning ungracefully thin and tall. I have often been called lanky throughout my life, mainly by loved ones and friends, it is a turn of endearment, as well as a descriptor, after all. Lanky was the word I thought of when I caught sight of stretched-out-self, lanky was what I could hear rattling around my skull as I took the photo and lanky is still the word that I hear when I look at this image.
This image works because of its simplicity. A few lines and one person’s shadow, nice and easy. I think what I like most of all is the framing of this shot. I like the way the shadow is captured and confined by the fence, with no immediate escape. When that is your home it ain’t so scary sounding. when it’s not, that’s a whole different story.
The only job I had to do in post production was to increase the contrast of the image. Once that was done the image was complete and ready to show.
All thoughts and comments are welcomed.