Saturday, April 3, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Shadowy Environs

Shadow Shot Sunday arrives on a beautiful Spring day, the kind of day we dreamed about during the cold winter.

My mission today was to pick up the children from the U-of-Hartford for this Easter weekend. I was able to make a stop for work on the way North, so some productivity occurred alongside taking shadowy pictures along the way.

It was easier to photograph from the driver's seat. The top is a stop along the Long Wharf in New Haven, this being On the passenger side. The bear relaxes in both sun and shadow.




While waiting for my passengers, I aimed the at the outside mirror at nothing in particular, hoping for the appearance of shadows.

Which in fact they did. The daylight placed me in shadowy lighting. The reflection could be counted as a bonus - the results not as designed originally. However, the photographer shows up in the additional mirror at any rate...

Shadows, fancy or simple are always fun when they simply appear. See more artistic shadow art at Hey Harriet's site.

Tracy, we hope your internet has returned!


26 comments:

sarayutouched said...

well said. ...always fun when they simply appear... that is my favorite kind.

happy Easter ralph.

Sylvia K said...

Well said indeed and I can only echo what sarayutouched has written, these are the most fun shadows, the simply appearing ones! Great shots! Wishing you a very Happy Easter weekend!

Sylvia

Sweet Repose said...

I love the fact that we look so much deeper into our photos these days, even if it's just for the simplicity of a meager shadow. What a grand purpose life has given us...all we have to do is see it!

Have a wonderful Easter weekend Ralph!!!

s

Mildred said...

A great and creative photo Ralph. Wishing you and yours a happy Easter.

frayedattheedge said...

Sometimes we don't know how much detail we have captured until we see our photos on the computer screen ..... then we get (hopefully) nice surprises. Love the blue sky!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Peer out the window—
is it not enough to see
blue sky, calm water?

Shadowy Toilet!

Catherine said...

great shadows in the wing mirror - Happy Easter from Mexico - and so pleased spring has arrived for you!!

Linda said...

Thank goodness there is finally some sun out to make some shadows! For awhile there I was afraid it had gone forever to be replaced by dark clouds filled with rain. Rumor has it, those clouds are coming back soon, too - rats!

Have a very blessed Easter weekend with you and yours, Ralph! My best to the kids and to your Princess!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Great well defined, in depth shots, through mirrors -
very sharp! Yes, there are still many old buildings about between the new one so, therefore, the
water towers remain as both necessary and a reminder of the old days. Thanks for your comments always.

Birgitta said...

Like your shadow shots here!

Crafty Green Poet said...

pretty view across Long Wharf!

Happy Easter!

foto CHIP said...

I couldn´t help smiling when reading your post :) It's a really creative job to participate in all these photo challenges :)
Your shadows are creative in every sense.
Happy Easter!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

U hit the right spot, Bro? Yes, simplicity is the best of them all.

Thanks for coming by at my place and the greetings.

Yes, it is really fantastic to feel that living together almost half of our lives seems unreal when all of our friends around splitted up. I never thought and expect this life, 2 different world.

Is that what we called LOVE? Blessed & happy Easter to all.
xoxo

Hot Fudge said...

I love the way your image is like an onion - it has so many layers. It makes you want to peel them back and take a deeper look at what's inside.

I hope you have a joyous Easter with your family.

chubskulit said...

great sightings of the shadow Ralph!

Please come and see my fitness shadows, happy easter!

bobbie said...

Very nice indeed, even when it was almost accidental.

Happy Easter weekend, Ralph.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

So glad you caught some shadows! Enjoy having your kids around you this weekend! Happy Easter!

LDH said...

Unexpected shadows are such fun and you found a couple of good ones! Your photos have such clarity too.

I am sure you will be enjoying Easter with your family. Sending best wishes to you all!

wanderlust said...

I love mirror shots!

Cassie said...

It is cool to look back on older photos (BSS~beforeShadowShots) and see those sneaky shadows too! Neat how they simply appear. Happy, happy Easter to you and yours!

Hey Harriet said...

I love that double mirror shot! That's very arty! Hope you, Patti and all your family have a most wonderful Easter!

PS - It's so nice having the internet back!

Ann said...

where were you going to take your passengers to? Some Easter Party?

Beverley Baird said...

Looking for shadows seems addictive! And I am always amazed that so many pop up unespectedly - like you said.
Happy Easter.

allhorsestuff said...

Ralph! Hope your days events were so sweet and gave you nice shadows and reflections in the heart, to visit later!
Happy Easter~
KK

happilyretired said...

Lovely views and reflections along with your shadows! Hope you had a lovely Easter weekend.
Hugs and blessings,

Paula Scott said...

I had to look hard for the said bear but I found it! I hope you had a lovely weekend with those college kids of yours!