Its a Instamatic. I was just hanging out down town Vancouver, and thought the contrast in the grid in the show was kinda cool.

-Cory Luck

While fishing in the Outer Banks in NC I came on a situation where I was taking pictures. I had lots of pictures of sunsets and fish (of course). I was taking a few pictures to upload quickly to some social networking sites. On my return I promptly downloaded both my camera pictures and my cell pictures.
This picture was on my phone. I did not recognize it or anything. Apparently I still had the camera running when I was reaching down getting my tackle box and took it by accident. My head is on the left and my left hand is below it moving toward the box on the ground. My right hand is off to the right and my legs are at the bottom.
Fishing was great!
This was taken with a DroidX with all the standard settings. Compared to my Sony Alpha that I normally use. F/2.8 — No Flash — ISO 100.... but these are all standard items compared from a phone... no bells or whistles here. No editing needed or even balancing done.

-LarryJohnson

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Attached is a photo of my doppelgänger. Benjamin and I hiked the 6.5 miles or so up to Paradise Park in Oregon. We saw the mighty Mount Hood laid bare. Exposed. We were no longer afraid. For proof of my newfound courage, I had Ben act as the tripod for my HTC Evo cellular phone. There is an 'Aqua' filter.

-Trevor Butenhoff

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Ryan here and I thought I would enter one of these camera contests. The only thing that has been stopping me is that my camera is only a mere phone, and a terribly outdated one at that (LG enV2). So what could come out of its 2MP lens(dont even ask about the ISO, probably on automatic)? Usually not much. But every once and a while i get an interesting (yet semi grainy) idea. So while out at the college today I noticed how well the shadows of the trees and bushes played together. And in this 2D world I could be seemingly behind the tree, looking like a shy, strange creature in this fantasy. At least it gives me that surreal feeling. Hopefully it will be like that for you to.

-Ryan Alishio

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Just an everyday scene. I shot this in our back yard using an iPhone and enhancing it slightly with Camera + Software. My family and I are overlooking how the sharp, yet, warm green trees/plants-foliage contrasts so beautifully with the oncoming gray thunderstorm storm so well.

-Ravi Tiwari

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I took this using my iPhone 4 while being in holiday. The location is "Île de Ré" that is located in France on the west coast. The story is very simple but yet typical of holidays. It has been a long day doing about nothing, just enjoying the beach and the sea. I am driving my car to go back to the hotel to get ready for a nice restaurant in this small pier located in the center of the island. Even if the table is reserved, there's not rush and I'm driving the car not too fast to have time to enjoy the landscape. Then this abandoned monastery shows up on the road and I decide to pull off and pay it a visit. Sun is starting to go down on the sea and light is
starting changing to yellowish tones. This picture is taken from the main monastery entrance with my wife next to me. It's summer time.
Here are the technical infos:
Camera: Apple iPhone 4
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1207)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 3.9 mm
ISO Speed: 80

-Grégory Faudet

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My girlfriend and I were in Paris for a vacation and we were at a cafe near Jaurès Station for lunch. We were basking in the romance of being in Paris, at a Parisian cafe with a bottle of wine, when I started playing with my iPhone. She was not impressed with the addition of my iPhone into this romantic scenario and gave me "the look". In my panic, I looked down and noticed that our shadow was being perfectly casted onto the sidewalk. I quickly opened the camera app, snapped a picture, and that was the last time I played with my iPhone in Paris.
Camera: iPhone 4
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure: 1/397

-Il Kwon

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Here is my submission for your Shadow People shooting challenge, I hope it'll be successful! I shot it at my parents farm in Wiltshire in the UK. I was looking at some dairy cows in their field, next to their garden. I had my iPhone4 with me and took some shots of the cows as the light was great, it being early evening. I turned round to walk back to the house and saw my shadow, elongated in the low sun. I thought it would be a good shot until I looked and saw the leaf! My shadow almost fell over the leaf and so with a little sideways movement the leaf was in the ‘correct' position. Snap, and the shot was taken. As for ISO, lens etc I took it with my iPhone4. There was no app used or other trickery!

-Ben Lawton

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Camera: Cannon Powershot
Location: Boreal
Last run of the day with the sun setting behind me.
-Tryg K

-Simone Gallina

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Camera: iPhone4. Taken during break time under the tree in the smoking area.

-James Voon

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A bright, sunny day on Lido beach, Venice. Shot with a Nikon D50- Sigma 10-20 at 10mm, ISO 200, 1/4000 @ f / 4.0.

-Evan Kitaljevich

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As most of you know, Seattle gets very little sun. BUT....August has been off the chain. We're running around in shorts blinding each other with our fluorescent paleness. I'm at a BBQ at friends' house in the early evening, they have an incredibly large apple tree in their backyard. The sun is starting to set and the lighting is incredible. I'm about 10 feet in front of the tree and everyone is laughing at me because seriously? Me posing that far from a tree looks pretty damn ridiculous.
Canon Rebel T1i
ISO 100
f/5.6
1/100

-Tina L. Pierce

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So when i think of shadows for some reason i think of dark things, so being that this weeks shooting challenge had to do with shadows i decided to do a very dark scene. I told my girlfriend that i was going to shoot her for the challenge but i really meant im going to shoot you lol, so after telling her to hold a rosary under my red flash light this was the result, i used a wii gun in order to create the shadow of a gun.
17mm ISO 1600, T2i F4

-Ian Carlos Delacruz

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Canon 450D with Canon 70-200 f4. Settings were 70mm, f8, 1/125th of a second, ISO 200. We were out juggling by the London Eye, the rain had just stopped and the sun was really shining. I was taking pictures, and noticed it was interesting to watch the shadows move, almost as much as the people. I remembered the Gizmodo contest, and thought I might as well have a go. Trying to make the shadow the obvious subject of the picture was more difficult than I expected, especially since I still wanted part of my friend in the shot, to give the appearance that the shadow was revealing the actions of the person.

-Andrew Chinery

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Futures day at Fenway and I caught up with my hometown AAA team playing at the Green Monster. Unfortunately the day was more clouds than sun which made for few shadows. At least the game went 11 innings and I was finally able to capture the pitcher's contortion at the point of his release which made for an interesting perspective. Canon 7d with EF 75-300mm lens at f 7.1 for 1/100 sec, ISO 100.

-Brian Jones

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This photograph was taken with a Nikon D300 using the fabulous Nikkor 18-200 lens. Shutter speed was 1/400, ISO was 200, aperture was f/6.3 and the picture was taken at 18mm. Now that the technical details are out of the way, I can get to the story. This was basically an impulse shot while my Girlfriend and I were walking through the local nature preserve before we both had to go back to college. The sun was shining just right which allowed me to capture our well defined hand holding shadows on the ground. While the picture may not seem meaningful to most, it's certainly meaningful to us.

-Jimmy Jorgensen

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I like hiking and trekking very much and I try to document these trips that I take. This was the Aydos Summit on Bolkar Mountains of the Toros Mountain Range located in the South Turkey. This was a 2 days trip and the climb takes place once a year. There were 190 climbers for this trip and 130 of them reached the Aydos Summit for various reasons (difficulty of the path, fatigue were main ones). The hike started at 03:00AM (at 2000 meters=6562 feet) and I reached the summit 09:15AM (at 3448 meters=11312 feet). I took this photo near the summit at 09:00AM and the people on this photo are my fellow hikers who made it to the top. I only had my camera equipment, a baton, one apple, some dried grapes for energy and 1,5 liters (nearly 0,4 gallons) of water. After we signed the summit guest book (I wrote that I wished my wife and to kids could see this sight with me) and soaked in the beautiful (but partly cloudy on the south and east side) sight, we started to journey back to the min camp at 2000 meters (6562 feet). It took us 3 hours to get down from the summit to the camp. Being able to look down and far back to the horizon (without cloudy parts) was very enjoyable.

-Mustafa Tor

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Samurai Joe
My setup was a pretty simple one. We perched a led flash light (the kind you see at the Home Depot registers) in a empty paper towel tube on a bookshelf acting as kind of a spotlight. I had left my tripod at home and was using a kind of gaming rocking chair to hold the camera still and it gave it a little blur. Joe, the shadow person, and I had all these grand plans of using his action figures to recreate scenes from super hero movies. Then after an hour of shooting, I read the challenge page to see it needed to be a human figure. I tell Joe this and he grabs the samurai sword (from no where I add) and kind of makes this strange grunt noise which I assumed was hostile. I did the logical thing and told him to stay still, killed the lights, and perched myself for 25 long seconds in which Joe quietly muttered swears and curses in my name. All in all got some great super hero shadow shots and a great story for my first shooting challenge.
Nikon D3000, iso 200, Manual Mode, 25 second exposure, no flash.

-Greg Pugliese

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As my friends and I were on a mission to find a place to shoot we came across and abounded building which we knew would be our spot. Saw the awesome shadow the broken window projected I knew this would be perfect for this contest.
Nikon 5100
Tamron AF 18-270mm
ISO 200
18mm
f/6.3
1/160

-Chris Petruccio

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For this shot I took a photo of the shadow that was cast while I was shooting the scenery in front of me. At first I had a photo with of the shadow while standing in the normal shooting position, but I didn't think it looked very interesting. I then, decided to use the live-view on the camera to compose the shot with the camera held off the side. Right before I took the shot I decided to point at the camera to add some emphasis to the camera I was holding in my hand.
This shot was taken with a Canon 7D with a EF 24-104L lens. The settings for the shot were ISO 200 f/7.1 1/800 sec.

-Robert Nakama

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This photo is obviously a photo of a photo. My wife and I took our dog for a walk on Saturday night. Like many walks, I brought by Leica M6 (and 40mm f/1.4 lens) along with us - just in case. I managed to snag this one of us while we waited for the dog to pee.
I can't remember my exposure settings, but I know that I developed the film (Tri-X 400) in Kodak Xtol for 7.75 minutes. The print was exposed for 12s @ f8. This snapshot of the print was taken with my Canon G11.

-Trevor Oleniuk

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When I'm riding my motorcycle, I often notice myself paying more attention to my own shadow than is prudent. I can't help myself; between the sun, streetlights, headlights and a small dose of narcissism, my shadow is a very interesting thing to watch. Riding along early this week thinking about the challenge and watching my shadow, it wasn't much of a stretch to put two and two together.
To capture this shot, I used a GoPro HD set to take shots every two seconds. The camera was handheld, and let me tell you, riding a motorcycle, watching your shadow to make sure your arm and camera are hidden, and trying to take good photos all at the same time is difficult.

-Charlie Dwyer

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I was vacationing in San Diego with my family and we visited the Ruben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. It is an incredible museum that had this fantastic shadow projection wall as one of the exhibits. This is a shot of my son running across the screen.
Canon EOS REBEL T1i
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
f/4
1/80
25mm
ISO 1600
0 EV

-Matthew Johnson

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I just got back from a weekend up in small cabin among the mountains (about 8,000 ft) in California. It was beautiful: trees magnificent, rivers clear and snow melt cold, air fresh yet thin, propane generated electricity, and deer running across my path. Now that I've made it back to the ocean and got the dirt off me, this is me tipping my hat to mountains and nature.
Canon T2i, 1/200. f3.5, ISO 100.

-Wailing Quist

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I took this photo yesterday while playing tennis with my friend. I thought it is a cool way of putting a shadow into context with the tennis court, the net, the color and him holding his tennis racket.
Camera: NIKON D3100, Lens: 50mm F /1.8, Focal Length: 50mm, Aperture: F/2.2, Exposure 1/4000 sec.

-Chamath Guneratne

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It helps if the weather would cooperate. I had a number of ideas of possible photos, but every morning and every late afternoon had clouds covering the sun preventing any shadows. So, to meet this weeks challenge, I backed the car out of the driveway, and turned on the headlights, and had my sons provide me with some shadows to work with. We tried sword fighting, and other poses, but the duel nature of the shadows cast by the headlights were not the best. So we started trying still shots trying to take advantage of the duality of the shadows. In this one we created some sort of shadow monster walking out of my son's shadow.
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture: f/4.0
Focal Length: 25 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire

-John Hays

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Cell Tree
I was searching for treasures when I walked out of the Pawn Shop near Downtown Dallas empty handed. As I was about to get into my car I noticed that the sun was lined up just right with this cell tower. With my trusty iPhone I took about 20 shots of it with the sun lined up in various ways. This one was the most "shadowy". This a silhouette, but I figured we're looking at the shadow side of the tree and tower so it is in fact shadow...

-Brad Bogle

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Some buddies and I went shooting at the Albany Bulb Land Fill located in Berkeley, CA. It was the end of the day and the light was falling fast. I saw my buddy standing on the edge of the water, with the sun right behind him. So I grabbed my camera, moved into position where I could make sure the sun was directly behind him, metered specifically for the light (so that he would be underexposed) and fired off a few rounds.
Exif: Nikon d7000 / ISO 200 / f/2.8 / 1/5000, 55mm

-Ted Lee

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With four kids, stealing time between karate practice etc. to visit a friend can be hard to accomplish. These are the moments which make for fond memories. We were just enjoying the beach when I saw the shadow on the sand – noticed the textures and got the shot.
Canon Powershot SX200 (emergency backup camera)
ISO 80
f/4

-John Remmler

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I'm sending a family photo, taken in Cesky Tesin (Český Těšín) in late afternoon. We were walking around the water reservoir. When we came to the gully I saw beautiful shadow of the family ...
Cam. Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Exp. 1/40
Apert. f/3.2

-Mirek Novák