Saturday, February 13, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Snowy Shadows



The weather people predicted much more snow for Ansonia than we actually received. As someone that uses a power wheelchair that balks in anything more than 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) of snow, I was satisfied that the professionals were wrong this time.

The brilliant sun and bright snow the day after was stunning. So for Tracy's most excellent Shadow Shot Sunday, the lemons of less snow are made up for lovely shadowy lemonade. Also. we had not secured a plow for this storm, so it was easier for the always lovely Patti to clear the snow. I owe her for this :>)




Above, I decided that I would make myself the subject of the sun, as I had before. I was not looking to highlight my presence per se, but seeing this as I left the house to go to work, I decided being only a little late was in order. The shadows demanded my attention.

It was above freezing, so the snow was melting on the walk. The artist (of sorts) is seen at work. The following pic shows the lamppost and pivoting hedge is shadowy beauty. The lamp itself is of the lowest quality in build, bit it allows for a fine shadow.

Spring cannot arrive soon enough for us. However, the shadows of Winter are nice subjects for capture. See the lovely world of shadows at Hey Harriet's site!



37 comments:

sarayutouched said...

yes, a canvus of white does make for a great start to a shadow picture...the lamp post and hedge photo is delightful.

happy valentine's weekend.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

shadow of lamppost
throwing pale light upon snow
soon to melt away

Black Angus Shadows

Gallery Juana said...

Fun to see you in shadow. I took one of me and my cat this morning and will post that one next week.

Beautiful shadows on the snow. And you can feel the brightness in the first photo and the coldness in the second one.

bobbie said...

Very, very nice. The second shot is lovely. I'm glad you did not receive the dose of snow that we did. It has immobilized me, and it would have caused real problems with your chair.

Tom Hilton said...

Really like that second shot.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Absolutely covered with white crystal, ain't it? he he...

Hugs to Patti for cleaning that for u bro? She's heaven's gift. I heart U Patti...

Yeah, I thought snow will melt soon but here, still drizzling the whole b....y day!

Anyways, have a beautiful day and enjoy ur VD if we I won't catch U up & dear Patti.

hugs to both.

Sylvia K said...

I know it's cold, but the white does indeed make a great background for shadows! Absolutely love the second shot! The perfect shadows! Have a great weekend and Happy Valentine!

Sylvia

Maia said...

Beautiful shadow shots both but the last one with the shadow on the white snow is my amazing.
I agree, spring cannot arrive soon enough for me either. Right now we have a sleet storm which will frees over night.
Have a nice, sunny weekend!

jabblog said...

Lovely shots, especially the second one. I like lamp-posts!

fredamans said...

Nice snow shadows....

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/02/shadow-shot_13.html

frayedattheedge said...

I love how well-defined the lampost is!!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I like the shadow of the old fashioned lamp post! Thanks for commenting. The shadow on the left
was not the shadow of the pipe on the right! So your feeling about them was right!

Rosebud Collection said...

Great shots. Nothing like the sun and watching the snow melt. Thrills me. The post/hedge looks lovely on the snow.
Happy SSS.

maryt/theteach said...

Ralph, you experienced the same stunning sunlight the day after the snow that I did! Great shadows! :)

Carin said...

Looks like we're not alone with snowy shadows! And everybody looking forward to Spring! Really hope it won't take to long to come.

Love that clear crisp shadow of that lamp on the snow. It makes a great shadow shot!

Enjoy your week!

christina said...

Nice shots! The second one is beautiful. Shadows in snow is terrific!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We bet you were pleased missing the predicted snow!! Love the lamp post - reminds us of The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe....along with the snow as well, I guess!
Have a great week Ralph!
Karla & Karrie

Sarah said...

Lovely shadows Ralph-your shadow in the first one is so solid looking! The second shadow is so pretty and makes me think of Narnia-you know the lamp post?
I have a good photo to show you and Patti of the cats-will send it or post it in the week!

Ann said...

Did you watch Richard M. Hansen, a Canadian paraplegic athlete come in the Oylmpics games with his torch?

The wheel chair tugs my heart string becuase my third child would have to have a wheel chair if he had survived.

http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2010/02/winter-olympics-in-canada.html

Eden said...

Great shadow shots, Ralph.Love the lamp post shadow against the snow the most.
Have a nice weekend.

Sam said...

Oh! That second shot particularly is very nice indeed!! The lacy tree branches shadowy and wonderful on that pristine smooth snow - lovely - really a sort of Disneyland snowy shot!

I think this is your coldest month up north? It is certainly our hottest (and most humid). I think it gets better after this - less cold for you and less heat for us with any luck!!

Have a lovely weekend!

kim said...

Great shadows. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I do get excited when we get some snow. Doesn't happen very much and glad it only lasts a day.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I love that second shot, the lamppost rising above the bare bushes. All the snow makes a wonderful backdrop too. Ahh... a little cool snow would be welcome here right now as I'm melting in the hot Australian summer heat.

Hey Harriet said...

I enjoyed seeing the artist at work in the first photo, and the second photo is beautiful. Well worth being a little late to work for. I'm often late for work due to stopping along the way to take photos. I hope spring arrives soon for you. I'm looking forward to summer ending. Have a great week Ralph!

Rajesh said...

Great shots. Beautiful shadows on snow.

Stine in Ontario said...

Ha! The weather man was wrong? How can that be? :)

Glad you didn't get much snow.

BLOGitse said...

Lucky you the weather man was wrong!
Very nice shots!

In Cairo we suddenly got HOT weather, +29C (84.2F) !

BLOGitsePHOTOS

Cassie said...

Oh yes! That lamp post along with the leafless hedge made a most lovely shadow on the fresh snow. Happy SSS!

Greyscale Territory said...

Love how the defined shadows in the first photo contrast beautifully with the pretty tangle of shadows in the second!

Sweet Repose said...

Perfect winter shots in my book, gray forms lie perfectly still on white backdrops, all the makings for a perfect shadow shot...now bring on the Spring...I'm over it!!!

Dimple said...

Nice captures, Ralph! The lamppost reminds me of the one in Narnia...
Thanks for the visit!

JOE TODD said...

Lovely shadows I'll be looking at my own lamp post in a different light LOL

Jacqui said...

I love how ordinary objest take on a specila beaity in shadow. These are great shots Ralph - hope the thaw is with you now.

happily retired gal said...

I'm glad you didn't get as much snow as predicted. Seems like you've had enough winter for a while. Nifty capture of yourself in the first photo ... LOVE the shadows in the second especially. Artsy perspective!
Hugs and blessings,

Jazzbumpa said...

Nicely done. I especially like the intricate shadows of the second shot.

Cheers!
JzB

Catherine said...

love the snow shots - especially that second one

sunnymama said...

Great shadows in the snow. The second is my favourite. :)