Saturday, September 26, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday - Shadowy Snowfall


This week's submittal to Shadow Shot Sunday is simple. This is merely an evening photo out the front door after a few hours of snow on the Ansonia Uplands. The shadows of the branches appear as a web on the freshly fallen winter precip.

Not only do the shadows give definition to the snow, there are always the after-the-snow niceties: The air is crisper and cleaner than ever, and the mini Alps along the curb left by the snowplow have not yet been tainted by road sand. The best part of winter are those times just after the snow falls. Enjoy the shadowy creativity at Hey Harriet's fabulous site!



20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Lovely shadow shot, Ralph! There's a dreamy quality to it that is particularly beautiful!

Have a great day!

Sylvia

bobbie said...

A very beautiful shot. Very peaceful and relaxing.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nighttime shadows seem so mysterious and a bit eerie! I like this one. ;-)

Catherine said...

the tracery of shadows is indeed enigmatic in this mysterious light...great shot...what city are we in..have you got snow already??

Crafty Green Poet said...

very atmospheric photo...

Sweet Repose said...

You can feel the still of the landscape and smell the crispness in the air...but it's still too soon for me to hear the 'S' word...I'm a warm weather kinda gal and Iowa winters will be here way too soon for my liking, but it will be what it will be.

Paz said...

Very cool shadow shot.

Paz

Hey Harriet said...

That's cool! Do you know that I've never experienced those after-the-snow niceties you mentioned? I've never even seen snow! I don't appreciate cold weather but I do feel as though I'm missing out on something rather special sometimes :)

Rona Michelson said...

It is really interesting to see the shadows of the tree branches form a web on the snow. Great picture!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Spoky feelings but fantastic shot. Ahh... snow... coming soon?

YaY! hope not soon.

Have a happy SS...

Pam said...

I love this photo, Ralph... I can almost feel the calm of this peaceful evening shadow shot.
Well done!

Kind regards, Pam :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

On a snowy night
shadows dance across the flakes
under the streetlight.

Deb said...

Incredible softness.

Pagan Sphinx said...

What a cool, ethereal shadow shot. But it does make me shiver a bit! :-)

Helen said...

Snow is pure magic and so is your photo!

Hildegarde said...

I like the atmosphere.

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Beautiful shadowy tree ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Evette Mendisabal said...

That is a beautiful, yet eerie shot Ralph.

Bond said...

spooky shot also...

maryt/theteach said...

Great shot, Ralph! Beautiful at least for a little while... :(