The views past offers an interesting take on the shadowy world, at least in my memories. The scanner has been a fine tool, allowing me to digitize the past.
For Tracy's Shadow Shot Sunday, I present the ongoing home modifications to accommodate the then new wheelchair. The date here is 31 October 1996, and the sidewalk in front of the house is being removed in order to dig and pour a concrete ramp for wheelchair egress.
It was a crisp and wonderful Autumn day, a fine day to chronicle the contractor at work.
The eaves and overhangs provide the shadows on top. In the middle, the backhoe shadow is more visible, its arm and bucket leaving a shadow.
The more interesting thing is how the power equipment just pulled up the old walkway in one piece. The shadow of the underside of this piece including the soil attached leaves lumps of clay that have the appearance of a mountain range.
With the concrete pulled up and flipped over, the workmen can now have fun breaking the massive piece into smaller pieces of rubble, easier to load into the waiting dump truck.
The gentleman at work leaves a shadow in motion. And like other contractors, the baseball cap is prominent in the subject and shadow alike. I think the excavating work is fun for those that like to flip levers and operate heavy equipment like this John Deere. The ramp concrete was poured two days later...See the photo artists and their shadowy subjects at Hey Harriet!