Wednesday, April 10, 2013

corner view: shadow

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane and curated by Francesca, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. This week’s theme is “shadow.”

As a kid I used to create shadow puppet images on the wall next to my bed.  Much as I tried, my small hands couldn’t possibly make all the fantastic creations that I saw in the shadow puppet book my grandparents gave me, but it was great fun seeing what I could come up with. As an adult with camera in hand,  I still look for interesting ways that light will hit an object and create a really interesting visual. Like how this piece of ironwork becomes even more interesting when the afternoon sun hits it,

 or how the first spring flower seems even more special on the edge of this driveway,
or how an evening walk is captured in the road and we become comic caricatures of ourselves. After days of rain, how nice it was to get outside!
Then there’s the way the sun casts a shadow over a cat, luxuriating in the warmth.
Customers often complain about the need for window shades in our local coffee shop, but yesterday it was the perfect setting for this fun photo.
I’ve yet to capture a moon shadow, like in the Cat Stevens song– perhaps one day though!


:) said...

Shadow is another way to perceive the reality. You show that with your beautiful series.

sidetable said...

I like those long shadows! especially the one with a flower in it.

Theresa said...

I like the one on the street.

jgy said...

Beautiful shadow play, and I love how his smile is lit up in the last one!
Fun that you leave us with an interesting challenge! I`m humming the song:))♫

Anonymous said...

When I saw your title, I thought of a sundial. And now that I read your post, I think that you should make yourself one! :)

Heather said...

These are so great! However, I have a favorite - the one where you look so tall. It reminds me of my childhood and playing outside.